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Brian Thompson, PhD
Graduate Program Director for Strength and Conditioning
Department of Exercise Science Athletic Training
(413) 748-3495

The strength and conditioning graduate program will prepare you to work with athletes as a strength and conditioning coach in secondary schools, collegiate and professional programs, and private settings. Develop the skills and knowledge required to design physiologically sound programs that enhance athletic performance, as well as the coaching skills needed to implement the programs. To ensure you’re ready to hit the ground running when you graduate, you’ll complete multiple fieldwork experiences and study from a coursework that is relevant, practical, and based on research.

The strength and conditioning program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program. The NSCA recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the association.

Passion to Career

Strength and conditioning graduate student Simone Morin talks about how she turned a passion for the field into a career path.

Recently, Morin received a scholarship from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation’s Women’s Scholarship.

She currently serves as a graduate assistant in the Springfield College strength and conditioning room, working with various athletic teams and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Looking for an academic experience like Morin’s?

Strength and Conditioning Facility

Do you want to graduate with an experience-filled resume? Our strength and conditioning students apply their knowledge and gain experience at our strength and conditioning facility while they take classes.

A student works out with weights in the strength and conditioning facility.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.


Make a lasting impact on students' lives while helping to fund your education