Hybl Center Academics

Hybl Center Academics

Transformative educational opportunities

The Hybl Center represents the most profound opportunity for transformative, cross-disciplinary, interprofessional education and research for UCCS in the near term and will affect the campus and its academics for decades to come.

For students, the center will offer a transformative education with opportunities to make a difference in the field of health and human performance. Opportunity stems from co-located programs, providing stimuli for interactivity between students, clinicians and faculty members. 

By 2021, the Exercise Science degree program is expected to attract more than 1,000 new students. The Hybl Center will house these students and foster their education in fields that will continue to help shape Colorado. 


A Pillar of Academics

Programs to be Housed Within the Hybl Center
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  • MSc. Biology: Exercise Science Degree Program

    The Department of Biology offers this Master's Degree option in exercise science to prepare students for careers as exercise physiologists and biomechanists. 

    Students will take foundational classes in basic sciences, as well as complete a hypothesis-driven thesis or descriptive project in an applied area of focus.

    Our recent graduates of this program have found employment advancing the missions of the United States Olympic Committee, NASA and many others. 

  • Sports Medicine: Strength and Conditioning Program

    UCCS offers both a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Sports Medicine: Strength and Conditioning through the Department of Health Sciences. This program is designed to prepare students and advance their careers as strength and conditioning specialists. 

    The degree offers the opportunity for a student seeking skills in strength and conditioning to develop an interprofessional approach to athlete development. It's a hands-on program, with new opportunities offered by clinical experiences within the Hybl Center. 

  • MSAT: Athletic Training Program

    This concurrent Bachelor's and Master's degree program affords students a path to two degrees in five years, opening wide a career field as a highly-qualified athletic trainer. 

    Athletic trainers are playing increasingly important roles in orthopedic medicine and rehabilitation settings. With the focus of the Hybl Center on sports medicine and rehabilitation, this program will be a pillar of support within the center. 

  • DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

    Although UCCS does not presently offer this degree program, it is our goal to offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the Department of Health Sciences with the opening of the Hybl Center.

    Unique opportunities within the Hybl Center will create a one-of-a-kind experiential learning environment in which students will interact with other practitioners and researchers. 

  • MSc. Sports Nutrition Program

    Our Master's Degree students within the Sports Nutrition program are registered dietitians and are trained to work in both competitive sports environments, as well as health and wellness programs. 

    Housed in our Department of Health Sciences, this program supports more than 40 students annually.