Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology

Program Information

Next Start Date: 8/27/2018
Course Length: 5 – 8 Weeks
Delivery Format: 100% Online

Tuition

Cost Per Credit Hour: $415
Technology Fee: $15 (per Credit hour)
Total Credits to Graduate: 128

Why Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Concordia University-Chicago?

An undergraduate degree in kinesiology provides students with a fundamental background in health promotion and disease prevention. Over the last thirty years the rates of obesity and chronic disease have been rising rapidly in both adults and children. An undergraduate program in kinesiology will prepare students to work to curb the national obesity epidemic, improve human movement function, and meet the needs of aging individuals.

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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 5 WEEKS

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

  • 100% online
  • Asynchronous (you don’t have to log-on at a certain time)

Required Core Courses 36 Credit Hours

Course Number Course Credits
KIN 1000
Physiological Basis of Exercise
Introduction to the domains of exercise science including: physiological systems, exercise physiology, clinical assessment, and exercise and sports nutrition.
3
KIN 1200
Applied Kinesiology
Introduction to functional anatomy. Topics covered include: anatomical terminology, musculoskeletal anatomy, and common musculoskeletal injuries.
3
KIN 1400
Health and Fitness Assessment
Introduction to health and fitness assessments methodology. Topics covered include: risk factor assessment, pre-participation screening, and health and fitness assessments.
3
KIN 2000
Health Risk Appraisal
Application of health and fitness assessments. Prepares students to complete health and fitness assessments and interpret results.
3
KIN 2200
Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior
Introduction to nutrition and behavioral science. Topics covered include: components of nutrition, dietary recommendations for health and performance, popular diets, and dietary adherence strategies.
3
KIN 2400
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Introduction to the foundational concepts of strength and conditioning. Topics covered include: strength and conditioning terminology and foundations, strength and conditioning exercises, and warmup strategies.
3
KIN 3000
Managing Lifetime Fitness
Explores health and fitness considerations for special populations. Topics covered include: chronic diseases, considerations for special populations, and strategies for managing lifetime fitness.
3
KIN 3200
Health and Fitness Programming Management I
Introduction to the health and fitness programming. Topics covered with include: adults CPR and first aid, foundations of programming, program set up, and introduction to periodization.
3
KIN 3400
Health and Fitness Programming Management II
Application of health and fitness programming. Prepares students to program for different health and fitness goals.
3
KIN 4000
Exercise Psychology
Introduction to exercise psychology. Topics covered include: principles of exercise psychology, trans-theoretical model, goal setting strategies, strategies for increasing exercise adherence, and strategy implementation.
3
KIN 4200
Special Topics in Kinesiology
Exploration of current topics in Kinesiology.
3
KIN 4400
Exercise Leadership
Introduction to career management in health and fitness. Topics covered include: ethical considerations, sales and marketing, operation and facilities, and career management.
3

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 is 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 are experienced and distinguished, combining years of hands-on clinic 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.

Our tuition is reasonable and will not change over time.

Concordia University Chicago is committed to providing students with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. And for graduates, the benefits of obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree can be very valuable. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, the median of earnings for adults ages 25-34 working full-time, year-round, with a bachelor’s degree was $46,749.

BS Kinesiology COST
Tuition (Per Credit Hour) $415
Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour) $15

A variety of career paths are attainable with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

A Bachelor’s 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 go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs 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
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript

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What Our Students Are Saying

  • I love the curriculum and the ability to take one course at a time, along with the flexible payments that works with my salary. This degree will prepare me to work with other professors or medical doctors in the Exercise Science field to explore further research.

    Nicholas Mortensen PhD Health and Human Performance
  • I wanted to get a PhD to pursue a tenured-track position and perform research. The online courses have been highly engaging and have provided an outstanding learning experience preparing me to contribute as a scholar in my field of study.

    Jason Menoutis PhD Health and Human Performance
  • My favorite class was research methods and design. The instructor’s feedback was extremely helpful and what I learned in this class will be applicable throughout the rest of my career. I also enjoyed my sports nutrition course because it was challenging and put me out of my comfort zone.

    Cynthia Miranda MS Applied Exercise Science - Human Movement Science
  • The online format allows for me to continue expanding my business and professional goals while still pursuing a Master’s degree. I was initially worried as I had not previously had much experience with online coursework, but the format allows for structured, discussion based learning amongst peers.

    Ryan Richmond MS Applied Exercise Science - Sports Nutrition