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Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance (MSHP) 

In partnership with Parker University FICS is excited to offer members who have completed their International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC), or are close to finishing, an opportunity to undertake this online Master Degree at Parker University. Applications and questions about this scholarship should be sent to admin@ficsport.org 

Scholarship Information 

Applications for 2023 will be opening soon.

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General Information

Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance (MSHP) at Parker University SCHOLARSHIP

Parker University is an educational teaching institution that has a registered chiropractic program which also offers this fully online Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance (MSHP) Degree, known as the Scholarship in this information.

The goal of this scholarship is to provide the opportunity for a FICS member who has completed their International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) access to a Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance (MSHP).

15 subjects with each subject taking 7.5 weeks. This scholarship requires a commitment from you of approx 9 hours each week.

  • Whilst you do this in your own time, you must complete each subject within the 7.5 weeks deadline.
  • While enrolled in the MSHP, the FICS Scholarship recipient must maintain a program GPA of 3.0 and complete the program in 150% of the normal program length.

The Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for the master’s degree (value 22,200 USD) until degree completion, covered fees as long as the student maintains full-time enrollment status in the program and complies with all other terms of the CEI.  Academic advising and tutoring services have no associated costs at the CEI.

  • Costs not Covered – The Scholarship does not cover any costs outside of the tuition fees, including required books.
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CLICK HERE: Parker_FICS_Scholarship Information for Candidate
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CLICK HERE: 2023 Scholarship will open for Expression of Interest in August 2022. 

Information on the internship modalities
The MS in Strength and Human Performance offers a 300-hour internship for students that plan to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

The student’s responsibility will be to locate a site willing to accept interns if they are undertaking this outside of the US.  Parker University will help in any way that they can to secure a site for students to complete this part.  The internship site supervisor must be registered with the CSCS and provide hands-on opportunities in working with pediatrics and adult athletes and rehabilitation.

Application Deadlines & Forms

Selection Criteria: Candidates must hold an ICSC and be a member in good standing with FICS.

Suppose you are interested in the scholarship and in the final stages of completing your ICSC, with completion expected before the end of January 2022. In that case, you may submit your interest and be considered for this scholarship.

One place annually is awarded to a doctor who has completed the FICS International Certificate of Sports Chiropractic (ICSC).  Applications will be reviewed by the FICS selection committee and shortlisted for interview.  The successful recipient will be connected with the Director of Admissions to help them get enrolled on the program.

TimeLine of Process:

August/September       
FICS admin to send out a call for interest due before 30 September. FICS admin to confirm via social media that the submission deadline for applications from candidates is now closed.

Before 22 October        
The selection committee reviews the applications to deem whether a shortlist of applications is required.

Week starting 24 October
 The selection committee meet and selects the successful candidate for an interview.

Before 12 November        
Panel undertakes Interviews

On or before 14 November
Letter of an offer to be sent to the candidate connecting them to the Director of Admission from Logan University to start the enrolment process.

January annually
Scholarship holder announced on FICS social media

To apply for the Scholarship: 

  • Complete the FICS Scholarship Application linked below
  • Meet all Parker University admissions/entrance requirements including the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for an applicable bachelor degree
  • Copy of your academic transcripts.
  • Copy of your professional curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Submit the required written essay and letters of recommendation with the FICS Scholarship Application
CLICK HERE:Parker_FICS_Scholarship Information for Candidate

Please Note: If you are selected, transcripts from courses completed outside of the US will require NACES Accredited International transcript evaluation for US equivalency. You will have time to apply for this when you know whether you are a successful recipient of the scholarship. 

Application Process

I’m Interested, what do I have to do? Don’t wait; get your interest in FICS before 5 January 2022.

Step 1 – Scholarship Application Process: If you are interested in being considered, you need to read the application process carefully and submit all your documents in the correct format.

To apply for this scholarship, you need the following.

  • Complete the scholarship form.
  • Please send us a copy of your chiropractic transcript. A photocopy will suffice for this initial application of interest.
  • Provide an essay explaining why you wish to be considered for the FICS Scholarship and how you intend to benefit from the Master of Science in Strength and Human Performance. No word limit applies.
  • Provide a copy of your professional curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from any professional in the field, e.g. colleague, employer or former professor.

Step 2- FICS Committee will shortlist the applications. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates must hold an ICSC and be a member in good standing with FICS. Preference is given to members who hold membership with their National Chiropractic Sports Council (NCSC). 
  • Candidates close to completing their ICSC and would be finished at the time of the scholarship award may submit their interest and be considered.

The FICS selection committee will meet and undertake a shortlist of applicants received. This will include

  • Academic merit
  • Leadership potential
  • FICS involvement
  • International games
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendations.

Step 3 – Successful Applicants Enrollment

If you are offered a placement, you will be connected with the Parker University Director of Admissions. They will assist you in gathering all your information and guiding you through the enrolment process.

At this time, please note that you will be required to submit your original transcript. If your professional transcript is from a University outside of the US, you will be required to use NACES Accredited International Transcript Evaluator for US equivalency.

The details of how to obtain this are in the application form.