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MS APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Program Information

Next Start Date: October 25, 2021
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Now Accepting Applications

Tuition

Cost Per Credit Hour: $475 (beginning fall 2020)
Technology Fee: $16 (per credit hour)
Books & Materials: $800 (approx.)
Estimated Tuition & Fees: click here to learn about costs

The Exercise Physiology concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to assist individuals in reaching their peak physical wellness. Exercise physiologists focus on promoting wellness, helping athletes reach their top performance, and preventing illness and injury.

WHAT IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?

Exercise physiology is the study of the body’s response and ability to adapt to physical activity. Exercise physiology, like exercise science, focuses on how physical activity can improve health and wellness.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

Exercise physiology and exercise science are both fields of study that focus on improving the health and wellness of individuals and athletes. Exercise physiology primarily focuses on the body’s response to physical activity. Exercise science is broader, encompassing areas such as physical education, strength and training, human performance and sports nutrition.

FIND WHICH TRACK IS RIGHT FOR YOU:

The Exercise Physiology concentration offers two tracks for individuals with different backgrounds in exercise science.

TRACK 1: YOU DO NOT HAVE A BACHELOR’S IN EXERCISE SCIENCE OR EQUIVALENT

Track 1 is for students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or who have not attained 21 semester credit hours (or 28 quarter credit hours) in specific areas of exercise science. 

TRACK 2: YOU HOLD A BACHELOR’S IN EXERCISE SCIENCE OR EQUIVALENT

Track 2 is for students who have an bachelor’s degree in exercise science or who have attained 21 semester credit hours (or 28 quarter credit hours) in specific areas of exercise science.

No matter your background in exercise science, our program will give you the education and tools you need to start your career in exercise physiology.

TUITION GUARANTEE

Your tuition is guaranteed to not increase while you study*

SMALL CLASS SIZES

Get to know your peers & professor with only 20 students per class

CLASSES START EVERY 8 WEEKS

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

Additional Program Information

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

Track 1 12 Courses

COURSE NUMBERCOURSECREDITS
AES 6000

Anatomy & Physiology

An investigation of the structure and function of the human body in a systematic fashion, with an emphasis on the inter-relationships among the systems and the regulation of physiological functions to maintain homeostasis.

3
AES 6030

Kinesiology II

Students will explore trunk and lower extremity musculoskeletal anatomy with emphasis on systems that enable the human body to maintain proper stabilization and produce efficient movements. Students will develop human movement analysis techniques through assessment and evaluation of biomechanical movement patterns.

3
AES 6020

Kinesiology I

Students will explore upper extremity musculoskeletal anatomy with emphasis on systems that enable the human body to maintain proper stabilization and produce efficient movements. Students will develop human movement analysis techniques through assessment and evaluation of biomechanical movement patterns.

3
AES 6040

Biomechanics

An application of mechanical principles to human movement with focus on the principles of kinematics and kinetics to the human body during movement.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6020 or AES 6030

3
AES 6050

Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science

Selected research techniques and designs utilized in exercise science research with emphasis on general statistics, interpretation of data, research ethics, scientific writing and library use.

3
AES 6200

Applied Exercise Physiology

Effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body, including cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, glandular and digestive; with emphasis on optimizing human performance.

3
AES  6810

Essentials of Strength & Conditioning

Explore the foundations of strength and conditioning as established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Design and critique strength and conditioning programs based on NSCA guidelines. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.

3
AES 6700

Principles of Exercise Testing, Prescription, & Health Risk Appraisal

A practical application of the principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physiology and rehabilitation for normal and healthy individuals.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6200 or AES 6250, AND AES 6040, AND AES 6050

3
AES  6770

Exercise Testing & Prescription for Special Populations

Practical applications of the principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physiology and rehabilitation for special populations including but not limited to: cardiopulmonary & metabolic disease patients, those with disabilities or chronic illnesses, children, elderly, and pregnant women.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6700

3
AES  6300

Exercise & Sport Nutrition

Explores the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance, with an in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation.

3
AES 6780

Patient Education & Behavioral Change Strategies

Students will learn patient educational strategies and application of behavioral change techniques to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6700, AES 6770

3
AES 6990

Capstone Experience

Culminating experience in the Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science degree. Experiences may include, but is not limited to, independent research that leads to an actual product such as a publishable journal article, professional field experience, conference presentation, advanced certifications, program or facility development, web site, on-line course materials, curriculum development.

3

Track 2 10 Courses

COURSE NUMBERCOURSECREDITS
AES 6020

Kinesiology I

Students will explore upper extremity musculoskeletal anatomy with emphasis on systems that enable the human body to maintain proper stabilization and produce efficient movements. Students will develop human movement analysis techniques through assessment and evaluation of biomechanical movement patterns.

3
AES 6040

Biomechanics

An application of mechanical principles to human movement with focus on the principles of kinematics and kinetics to the human body during movement.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6020 or AES 6030

3
AES 6050

Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science

Selected research techniques and designs utilized in exercise science research with emphasis on general statistics, interpretation of data, research ethics, scientific writing and library use.

3
AES 6200

Applied Exercise Physiology

Effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body, including cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, glandular and digestive; with emphasis on optimizing human performance.

3
AES  6810

Essentials of Strength & Conditioning

Explore the foundations of strength and conditioning as established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Design and critique strength and conditioning programs based on NSCA guidelines. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.

3
AES 6700

Principles of Exercise Testing, Prescription, & Health Risk Appraisal

A practical application of the principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physiology and rehabilitation for normal and healthy individuals.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6200 or AES 6250, AND AES 6040, AND AES 6050

3
AES  6770

Exercise Testing & Prescription for Special Populations

Practical applications of the principles of exercise testing and prescription based on current practices in physiology and rehabilitation for special populations including but not limited to: cardiopulmonary & metabolic disease patients, those with disabilities or chronic illnesses, children, elderly, and pregnant women.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6700

3
AES  6300

Exercise & Sport Nutrition

Explores the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance, with an in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation.

3
AES 6780

Patient Education & Behavioral Change Strategies

Students will learn patient educational strategies and application of behavioral change techniques to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors.

Prerequisite of a B or Higher: AES 6700, AES 6770

3
AES 6990

Capstone Experience

Culminating experience in the Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science degree. Experiences may include, but is not limited to, independent research that leads to an actual product such as a publishable journal article, professional field experience, conference presentation, advanced certifications, program or facility development, web site, on-line course materials, curriculum development.

3
OUR TUITION IS REASONABLE AND WILL NOT CHANGE WHILE YOU ARE ENROLLED IN OUR PROGRAM.

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 Master of Science degree can be very valuable. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the median of earnings for adults ages 25-34 working full-time, year-round, with a master’s degree or higher was $59,200, compared to just $44,970 for individuals with a bachelor’s degree.

 
MS APPLIED SCIENCECOST
Tuition (Per Credit Hour)$475
Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour)$16
Books (Approximate)$800
Total$15,530

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. Students emerge from our programs with:

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

Explore the following career opportunities attainable with a Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. 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:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • 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 course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program.

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What Our Students Are Saying

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

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

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

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

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