Harness the power of data and technology to improve the performance of athletes at all levels. Immerse yourself in a year-long internship in a city with a long history of building champions. In a growing field with high demand, the Sports Science (MS) program will enable you to acquire the experience and expertise to put you ahead of the competition.
As a student in the Sports Science program, you will work within a high-performance or research team to optimize performance and minimize the risk of injury. You will build upon foundational knowledge in physiology, nutrition, and human performance assessment while strengthening knowledge in research methodology and data analytics. With unparalleled access to elite athletes, state-of-the-science research facilities, and world-renowned experts, you will make an immediate impact as a sports science professional upon graduation.
What is sports science? Find out what it means to study and do research in a city of steel and grit:
A New Era of Excellence in Sports Science at Pitt Athletics
Only one month after graduating with his PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Proessl moved into his new position as director of Sports Science at Pitt Athletics in June 2022. It was a position he seemed destined for ten years after he first began looking into how science could improve his own athletic performance.