Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science- Strength and Conditioning

General

Program Description

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER WITH OUR ONLINE EXERCISE SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program was designed in partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). The five distinct concentrations prepare individuals for certification exams with NASM, ISSN, and NSCA. Students enrolled in our online masters of the exercise science graduate program may pursue multiple concentrations concurrently and still complete the program in as little as a year and a half.

WHY PURSUE A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING DEGREE CONCENTRATION FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-CHICAGO?

The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and athletic performance coaches. Our comprehensive program exceeds the requirements for the standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification and will prepare students for advanced certifications.

Students will study advanced topics such as strength and conditioning theory as well as gain the skills and knowledge to develop a strength and conditioning philosophy of their own. Not only will students be prepared for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam they will learn how to apply strength and conditioning principles, fine-tune their programming skills, and be prepared for advanced certifications.

TUITION GUARANTEE

Your tuition is guaranteed to not increase while you study

SMALL CLASS SIZES

Get to know your peers & professor with only 18 students per class

CLASSES START EVERY 8 WEEKS

You can get started as soon as you would like. You don’t have to wait

PROGRAM FORMAT

  • 100% online
  • Asynchronous (you don’t have to log-on at a certain time)
  • 1-year tract or traditional tract available
    • 1-year is 2 classes per term allowing you to finish in 1-year
    • Traditional is 1 class per term allowing you to finish in 18 months
  • Dual concentrations are available
    • Adding a concentration will add an additional 12 credit hours (4 classes) to your program

FACULTY

The faculty at Concordia University can be found hard at work in the fields they teach-specialties in kinesiology and sports studies. At Concordia, we realize that a top-flight education in only possible with best-in-class instructors with real-world experience. We recruit passionate professionals from around the globe who are committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Our faculty is experienced and distinguished, combining years of hands-on clinical experience with extensive academic knowledge and teaching experience. Many of our faculty have the highest credential available in the field in which they teach. They demonstrate the highest degree of professional skills and find unique ways to convey that knowledge in our remote online curriculum.

CAREER OUTLOOK

A variety of career paths are attainable with a Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science.

A Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields.
Our exercise science degree programs are 100% online, allowing students to achieve real-life success in their chosen profession while advancing their careers.

Graduates in our graduate degree in exercise science go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management, and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs in as little as 18 months with:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Job security
  • Job opportunities
  • Increased job satisfaction

Explore the following career opportunities. Talk with your student advisor for additional information on which degree program is right for you. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biomechanist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietician
  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Coach

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. degree.
  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites.
  • Note: All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to US residents and citizens.
  • For students to be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; and/or 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation for admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program.
Last updated Mar 2020

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Founded as a teachers’ education college in 1864, Concordia University Chicago today is a comprehensive liberal arts and graduate university in River Forest under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee ... Read More

Founded as a teachers’ education college in 1864, Concordia University Chicago today is a comprehensive liberal arts and graduate university in River Forest under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Gard. Read less