Master’s in Applied Exercise Science

Human Movement Concentration

Become an expert in injury prevention with an online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration, from Concordia University Chicago (CUC). Apply now!

Pursue Your Vocation with CUC

Learn how our 100% online programs can help you better serve others and the common good in the exercise science field.

Application Deadline: June 26, 2024
Classes Start: July 1, 2024

Online Master’s Degree Program in Human Movement

Earn your Master’s in Human Movement Science to support injury prevention for physically active individuals.

Human Movement Science Concentration Details

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration, is designed for working adults, with classes that can be completed anytime, anywhere. We keep class sizes small so you can connect with your classmates and professors. Dual concentrations are also available.

Our Master’s in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration prepares graduates to serve others through injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques.

Helping Active Individuals Excel

With injuries becoming increasingly more common, injury prevention is a critical part of working with any physically active individual. The Master’s in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration will give students the knowledge to develop injury prevention programs and teach students how to help athletes improve functional capacity and correct faulty movement patterns.

Students pursuing this concentration will be prepared to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) credential.

The CUC Advantage

A Culture of Integrity

Integrity lies at the heart of CUC’s ethos. Our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to living authentically, guided by their faith. Within our programs, students are empowered to demonstrate resilience and unwavering commitment to their academic pursuits.

Cost-Effectiveness

CUC’s Human Movement Concentration is competitively priced and provides a high return on investment. Click here for more information on Tuition and Fees.

Esteemed Faculty

Exercise science courses are taught by experienced faculty with industry expertise. You can rest assured that you will be learning from the best.

Institutional Accreditation

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

Industry Certification

This program prepares individuals for the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) exam.

Human Movement Science Career Outlook

Graduates go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Integrated Health Specialist
  • Research Technician
  • Health Coach

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As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning this degree. This guarantee ensures a stable and predictable investment in your education.

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No Pre-reqs

Admission Requirements

Free online application

Bachelor’s degree

2.85 minimum GPA

Objective statement

Letters of recommendation

Curriculum

Required Core Courses

AES-6020: 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.

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AES-6040: Application of mechanical principles to human movement with focus on the principles of kinematics and kinetics to the human body during movement. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6020 or AES-6030.

AES-6030: 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.

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AES-6045: Apply principles of kinematics and kinetics of the human body in movement and sport activities. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6040.

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.

AES-6200: Effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body, including cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, glandular and digestive; with emphasis on optimizing human performance. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6050 or division chair consent.

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AES-6250: Advanced study of energy metabolism and the primary physiological systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular) in the context of exercise and performance. Advanced topics related to mechanisms and adaptations relating to physiology during exercise. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6050.

Explores the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance, with an in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6050, and AES-6200 or AES-6250.

Culminating experience in the Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science degree. Experiences may include, but are 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, website, online course materials, curriculum development. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6380, AES-6460, AES-6560, AES-6660, AES-6780 or AES-6860.

Required Program Courses

Examines a systematic approach for identifying neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions and the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Continuum. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6020 or AES-6040, AES-6030 or AES-6045, and AES-6050, or division chair consent.

Explores program design principles for corrective exercise training, with an emphasis on the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Continuum. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6500 or division chair consent.

Provides practical experience in planning and implementing a corrective exercise program through a case study with a member of their community. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6520 or division chair consent.

In-depth study of selected advanced topics in human movement science. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6520.

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Cynthia Miranda

MS Applied Exercise Science – Human Movement Science Concentration

“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.”

Start Date

July 1, 2024

Deadline to Apply

June 26, 2024

Cost Per Credit

$575

Frequently Asked Questions

A Master’s in Applied Exercise Science with a Human Movement Science concentration is an advanced academic program focused on the scientific study of human movement, including its biomechanical, physiological, neurological and psychological aspects. This interdisciplinary field integrates principles from various disciplines such as kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and sports science to understand how humans move and perform physical activities.

Upon completion of a Master’s in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration, graduates are prepared for various career paths in fields such as sports performance, fitness and wellness, rehabilitation, ergonomics, research, education and healthcare.

Additionally, some graduates may choose to pursue further education or certifications, such as a doctoral degree in areas like athletic training, physical therapy or strength and conditioning.