Online PhD and EdD Programs in Exercise Science

Concordia University Chicago offers a variety of Online PhD and EdD Programs in Exercise Science. Though the curriculum varies to include a wide range of subjects and their associated disciplines, each program will focus on the following:

  • Health Promotion–Enabling people to increase control over their health. It considers the social and environmental implications that affect individual behaviors as they relate to fitness.
  • Exercise Science–Studies related to human movement intended to increase physical fitness. Incorporates such topics as physical rehabilitation, athletic training, biomechanics, and exercise physiology/psychology.
  • Kinesiology–The study of human body movement, which involves biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and neuroscience.
  • Human Performance–Sometimes referred to as Human Performance Technology (HPT), Human Performance Improvement (HPI), and Human Performance Assessment (HPA), this is a study of
  • Disciplines related to the above, which cover the varied managerial and academic aspects of many health and fitness-related fields.

Sports Administration Doctoral Programs

Health & Human Performance PhD

The PhD in Leadership – Health & Human Performance 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 program has a strong research orientation and aims to develop outstanding scholars and researchers who create and disseminate new knowledge about issues arising out of the intersection of physical activity, health promotion, and human performance. The 58 credit hour program includes course work in leadership, health, exercise science, research and statistics and a 9 credit hour dissertation requirement.

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Health & Human Performance EdD

The EdD in Leadership – Health & Human Performance 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 program emphasizes a rigorous application of evidenced based research, assessment, and scholarship as the basis for identifying and addressing issues arising out of the intersection of physical activity, health promotion, and human performance.  The 52 credit hour program includes course work in leadership, health, exercise science, research and statistics and a 9 credit hour dissertation requirement.

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Sports Leadership EdD/PhD

The sports leadership specialization curriculum provides professional preparation for 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.

Offered as a specialization within the EdD/PhD program in leadership, the sports leadership specialization provides profession preparation for careers in private and public health and fitness clubs, corporate fitness and wellness programs, sports stadiums and arenas, and the sports marketing, management and communications firms that service the larger marketplace.

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