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Let Concordia University Chicago Map Your Success

A successful career in exercise science or sports management. It’s your destination.

The route: our highly regarded, 100% online exercise science and sports management degree programs. Earn a master’s or doctoral degree from a world-class university.

And career navigation from a faculty of exercise science and sports leadership experts to guide you to your goals.

Concordia-Chicago has the map. Let the journey begin.

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Let Concordia University Chicago Map Your Success

A successful career in exercise science or sports management. It’s your destination.

The route: our highly regarded, 100% online exercise science and sports management degree programs. Earn a master’s or doctoral degree from a world-class university.

And career navigation from a faculty of exercise science and sports leadership experts to guide you to your goals.

Concordia-Chicago has the map. Let the journey begin.

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Let Concordia University Chicago Map Your Success

A successful career in exercise science or sports management. It’s your destination.

The route: our highly regarded, 100% online exercise science and sports management degree programs. Earn a master’s or doctoral degree from a world-class university.

And career navigation from a faculty of exercise science and sports leadership experts to guide you to your goals.

Concordia-Chicago has the map. Let the journey begin.

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Let Concordia University Chicago Map Your Success

A successful career in exercise science or sports management. It’s your destination.

The route: our highly regarded, 100% online exercise science and sports management degree programs. Earn a master’s or doctoral degree from a world-class university.

And career navigation from a faculty of exercise science and sports leadership experts to guide you to your goals.

Concordia-Chicago has the map. Let the journey begin.

Explore our Programs of Study

calendarNext Start Date: 8/22/16

timeCourse Length: 8 weeks

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Why Choose Concordia University Chicago?

See What Our Current Students Have to Say:
Sean Pruitt
Sean Pruitt
PhD in Health and Human Performance - 2020

Bio: Sean Pruitt was coaching collegiate track and field, as well as teaching as an adjunct professor, when he wanted to take his career to the next level. He sought out Concordia Chicago’s program because of the affordable tuition and online learning opportunities that allowed him to complete a PhD without sacrificing his career or time with his family. He wants the program to “challenge [him] to become a better ...

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Corey Hicks
Corey Hicks
PhD in Health and Human Performance - 2017

Bio: Corey Hicks is a former Olympic athlete who has always had a particular passion for track and field, as well as life-long goal to work with coaches, athletes and everyday individuals. Currently, he works in the pharmaceutical industry, but he desired to invest in himself and build a business of his own someday. He was attracted to Concordia’s Health and Human performance PhD program because he wanted to diversify ...

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Graduate Exercise Science Degrees Online

Concordia University Chicago offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in kinesiology and sports studies. Concordia Exercise Science degrees will open doors and create new opportunities for growth. Be the agent of change. Earn your graduate exercise science degree online and graduate with a highly regarded exercise science degree from an esteemed university, and a strong foundation in applied exercise science that will launch the next exciting phase in your career.

Online Masters Degree Programs

Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in, or hoping to enter into a career in the health and fitness industry, the Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science program offers four concentrations, and an opportunity for students to choose multiple tracts, or a dual concentration in:

Sports Performance Training
Specifically designed for coaches, athletic trainers and other sports professionals who work with all levels of athletes from high school players up through Olympic competitors. This strand of our online exercise science masters degree prepares individuals for the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) exam.

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Sports Nutrition
Graduates with a concentration in Sports Nutrition will provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and physically active individuals using evidence-based principles. This strand prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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Fitness and Health Promotion
The Fitness and Health Promotion concentration is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in, or hoping to enter into a career in the health and fitness industry. This strand prepares individuals for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam.

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Human Movement Science
The Human Movement Science concentration is an advanced specialization that provides practicing professionals with the knowledge and skills to assist clients with muscle imbalances, musculoskeletal impairments, and post-rehabilitation concerns. This strand prepares individuals for the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) exam.

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Masters of Arts Degrees

Sports Leadership

The Sports Leadership degree program’s focus is on preparing graduates to assume leadership responsibilities in many key areas of the sports industry, including promotion and marketing, team resource assessment, organizational leadership and fiscal oversight.
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Doctoral Degree Programs

PhD in Health & Human Performance

Our Health & Human Performance PhD is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students to pursue academic, clinical, leadership, and/or research roles in the fields of health promotion, exercise science, kinesiology, human performance and other related disciplines. The 58 credit hour program has a strong research orientation and includes coursework in leadership, exercise science, health, research and statistics and a 9 credit hour dissertation requirement.

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EdD in Health & Human Performance

The EdD in Health and Human Performance is a program designed to prepare students to pursue academic, clinical, leadership, and/or research roles in the fields of health promotion, exercise science, kinesiology, human performance and other related disciplines. The EdD emphasizes a rigorous application of evidence-based research, assessment and scholarship as a basis for identifying and addressing issues arising out of the intersection of physical activity, health promotion and human performance.

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EdD/PhD Sports Leadership

Graduates are prepared for professional management and leadership positions with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics and recreation programs at secondary and post-secondary institutions, colleges and universities and amateur athletic organizations.
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