EdD, Leadership, concentration in

Health and Human Performance

Grow your career in exercise science with an online EdD in Leadership with a concentration in Health and Human Performance from Concordia-Chicago. Apply today.

Become an Expert in Health & Fitness

Learn how our 100% online programs can help you get ahead in the exercise science field.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2023
Classes Start: May 8, 2023


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Anytime, anywhere learning on your schedule

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EdD, Leadership, Health and Human Performance Program Details

Our 100% online EdD in Leadership with a concentration in Health and Human Performance is designed for working adults, with asynchronous classes so you can learn anytime, anywhere. We keep class sizes small, so you can connect with your classmates and professors.

Why Pursue An EdD in Health and Human Performance?

The EdD in Leadership with a concentration in 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 61 credit hour program includes coursework in leadership, health, exercise science, research, statistics and a nine-credit-hour dissertation requirement.

Institutional Accreditation

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

EdD, Leadership, Health and Human Performance Career Outlook

A variety of career paths are attainable with this EdD, Leadership, Health and Human Performance program. Many of our students pursue careers as:

  • University Professors
  • Research Scientists
  • Exercise Science Educators
  • Physical Health Policy Advocates
  • Exercise Physiology Research Scientists
  • Biomechanics Specialists

Start Date

March 13, 2023

Deadline to Apply

March 8, 2023

Cost Per Credit


Ryan Richmond

PhD, Leadership, Health and Human Performance

“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.”

Admission Requirements

  • Free online application
  • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • GRE or MAT Requirement Currently Waived
  • Writing Sample
  • Objective statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae


Health and Human Performance Specialization – 30 Credit Hours

HHP 7000 Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
HHP 7005 Scientific Communication
HHP 7010 Neuromuscular Responses to Exercise
HHP 7050 Program Design in Physical Activity and Health
HHP 7030 Advanced Exercise and Sports Nutrition
HHP 7060 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Cognate Elective- Up to 12 Credit Hours

Research and Statistics – 10 Credit Hours

RES 7900 Research Design
RES 7605 Quantitative Analysis
RES 7700 Qualitative Analysis

Foundations/Philosophy/Ethics – 12 Credit Hours

EDL 7141 Organizational Change Non-K12

EDL 7210 Policy Analysis Non K-12

FPR 7011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership
HHP 7090 Ethical Issues in HHP

Dissertation/Comprehensive Exam – 9 Credit Hours

COMP 7000 Comprehensive Exam
DIS 7010-7040 Dissertation

Cognates – Up to 12 Credit Hours

HHP 7020 Exercise for Disease Prevention and Management
HHP 7100 Seminar in Health & Human Performance
HHP 7040 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Human Performance
HHP 7070 The Professoriate
AES 6200 Applied Exercise Physiology
AES 6300 Exercise and Sports Nutrition
AES 6400 Principles of Fitness and Health Promotion

AES 6500 Principles of Human Movement Science
AES 6600 Principles of Sports Performance Training
AES 6810 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

AES 6320 Vitamins and Minerals
AES 6420 Program Design in Fitness and Health Promotion
AES 6520 Program Design in Corrective Exercise

AES 6620 Program Design in Sports Performance Training
AES 6830 Application of Advanced Strength and Conditioning

AES 6340 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
AES 6380 Special Topics: Seminar in Sports Nutrition
AES 6460 Bus Dev and Entrepreneurship in Fitness and Health
AES 6560 Special Topics: Seminar in Human Movement Science
AES 6660 Special Topics: Sports Performance Training

AES 6860 Seminar in Strength and Conditioning
GERO 7820 Leadership, Applied Ethics, Aging & Global Change
GERO 7505 The Psychological Aspects of Aging
GERO 7000 Gerontological Theory
GERO 7805 Issues in Aging Policy
GERO 7800 Demography and Epidemiology of Aging
GERO 7500 The Physiology of Aging
GERO 7900 Diversity in Aging Societies
GERO 7810 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Gerontology
GERO 6000 Perspectives in Gerontology
GERO 6160 Sociology of Aging
GERO 6045 Aging, Values, Attitudes, and Ethics
GERO 6050 Adult Development and Aging
GERO 6500 Public Policies and Aging
GERO 6510 Diversity in Aging