Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Sports Science Analytics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work successfully with athletes, coaches, sports medicine professionals, and athletic organizations. Students will learn methods used in performance data collection and analysis to improve health and human performance. Graduates enter the workforce as collaborative problem solvers who are capable of leading and managing within the field of data analytics for sports performance.  

The M.S. in Applied Sports Science Analytics offers a dynamic collaboration between exercise science, statistics, and data science. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree provides students with the analytic skills to develop new applications and interfaces for large and complex sport and human performance datasets. When combined with foundational knowledge in exercise science, graduates possess the skill set to aid in the analysis and interpretation of the results to various levels of industry professionals from the athlete to the coaches and doctors, to the general manager and C-level executives.  

What will I learn with an M.S in Applied Sports Science Analytics?

  • Develop innovative training principles by combining key sports science and data analysis concepts
  • Information technology concepts for manipulating, storing, and analyzing big data
  • Design, implement and develop machine learning algorithms 
  • Design and evaluate interactive visualization for data analysis
  • Apply statistical learning methods for data mining and inferential and predictive analytics for sports science
  • Enhance human performance through evidence-based interventions and applied research and practical skills
  • Examine the role that strength and conditioning techniques play in enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and accelerating rehabilitation
  • Understand the joint structure, joint function and biomechanical principles underlying the kinetics and kinematics of human motion

Learn from Real-World Environments

In alignment with Lasell University's Connected Learning Philosophy students are encouraged to develop their ideas and test them in real-world environments with practical relevance through the completion of a research-based capstone relevant to a problem of practice. 

Advance your career 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for mathematicians and/or Statisticians is projected to grow 30% from 2018 to 2028. The median salary is $91,160 for statisticians. Graduates from the program pursue careers in:  

  • Athletic Data Analytics
  • Elite Sports Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Sports Science
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Talent Development
  • Director of High Performance
  • Sports Statistical Analyst

Why pick Lasell? 

Join Lasell's vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. Your graduate student journey will be distinguished by a personalized and supportive learning environment.  As a Lasell graduate student, you will:

  • Online Experts - Lasell has been delivering high-quality, online programs for over 15+ years.   
  • Career-Focused - Our programs are designed with the expertise of industry leaders and faculty incorporating real-life organizational needs into the curriculum.
  • Dedicated Support - Our Enrollment Counselors and Academic Advisors are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. They'll build your plan, cheer you on, and coach you through to your graduation. 
  • Faculty that know you by name - Lasell's small class size ensures that your faculty will know you and be invested in your success. 
  • Engage with an active alumni community - You can leverage your peers to network for advice, ideas and jobs.
  • Career Services - Lasell's Career Development Team is ready to work with you from Day 1 to create a career plan, launch a new job search, negotiate a promotion and more.  
  • Resources at your fingertips - Lasell provides a robust array of student services: the Academic Achievement Center, Tutor.com, the Brennan Library, and the Career Development Center.

Curriculum

Created with input from sport science professionals working with professional athletic teams and sport science device manufacturers, the curriculum combines evidence-based research and practical application in sports from a health and human performance perspective. 

Below is the curriculum for the Applied Sports Science Analytics program plus two electives. One (1) elective must be an NHP or RSCI course. The remaining elective can be any MSAT, RSCI or NHP course. 

Please note: DSCI704 Data Analytics is a prerequisite for DSCI705 Visualization Design, Analysis, and Evaluation and EXSC702 Sport Performance Analysis. 

DSCI703
Applied Cloud Comput for Data Inten Sci
3 credits
DSCI705
Visualization Design, Analysis, and Eval
3 credits
EXSC701
High Performance Science
3 credits
EXSC702
Sports Performance Analysis
3 credits
EXSC705
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
3 credits
RSCI701
Advance Kinesiology and Biomechanics
3 credits
RSCI780
Quantitative & Qualitative Research
3 credits
RSCI781
Capstone
3 credits
DSCI701
Ethical, Social, and Cultural Implications of Data in Sports Science  
3 credits
DSCI704
Data Analytics
3 credits

Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's MS in Applied Sport Science Analytics program should have the following:

  • Bachelor in Science degree in Exercise Science, Sports Science, Kinesiology, or related field from an accredited institution
  • OR any degree from an accredited institution with the following prerequisites passed with a "C" grade or better:
    • Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
    • Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
    • Statistics

GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials should be emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466