Master’s in Applied Exercise Science

Sports Nutrition Concentration

Become an expert in sports nutrition today. Guide athletes with evidence-based advice with an MS in Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition concentration from Concordia University Chicago (CUC).

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 Sports Nutrition

Support proper nutrition and reach optimal wellness with a Master’s in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University Chicago.

Sports Nutrition Master’s Concentration Program Details

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition concentration program 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 Sports Nutrition concentration prepares graduates to help others nourish their bodies with nutrient-rich diets. As a sports nutritionist, you can encourage and support those who want to improve their overall health.

Help Others Reach Optimal Wellness

The Sports Nutrition concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and physically active individuals. The program focuses on using evidence-based principles in designing and implementing exercise and nutrition programs and interpreting research in the field of exercise and sports nutrition.

This strand prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the future job outlook for dietitians and nutritionists is rosy, predicted to increase by 7%. Additionally, those who take the exam can open doors to personal training and the food, beverage, and supplement industry.

Other compelling reasons to pursue the Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition concentration include:

Helping Athletes Reach Their Peak Performance

As a sports nutrition professional, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with athletes and physically active individuals to optimize their performance and health. By providing them with personalized nutrition plans and evidence-based advice, you can help them achieve their goals, whether it’s improving strength, endurance or overall athletic performance.

Understanding the Science Behind Nutrition and Exercise

Sports Nutrition concentration programs delve deep into the scientific principles of how nutrition and exercise affect the human body. With this knowledge, you’ll be equipped to design tailored meal plans and supplementation strategies that can maximize an individual’s training outcomes and aid in injury prevention and recovery.

Promoting Health and Well-being

Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. As a sports nutrition specialist, you’ll not only be helping athletes perform better but also contributing to their long-term health by promoting balanced diets, managing weight and reducing the risk of chronic diseases associated with poor nutrition.

Contributing to Sports and Exercise Research

Through your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of how to interpret and analyze research in the field of exercise and sports nutrition. Armed with this knowledge, you can contribute to the scientific community by conducting your research or assisting in ongoing studies to advance the field further.

Meeting the Growing Demand

The awareness of the importance of nutrition in sports and exercise is increasing rapidly. As a result, there is a growing demand for professionals with specialized knowledge in this area. An Applied Exercise Science degree with a Sports Nutrition concentration can open doors to various career opportunities in sports teams, fitness centers, sports organizations and even private practice.

Gaining Professional Recognition

Pursuing an Applied Exercise Science degree with a Sports Nutrition concentration and obtaining certifications such as the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition can add credibility to your expertise and help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Flexibility in Career Choices

A degree in Applied Exercise Science with a Sports Nutrition concentration can lead to diverse career paths. While you may initially focus on working with athletes, you could later transition into roles like sports nutrition consulting, nutrition education, research or even writing for sports magazines and websites.

Personal Passion and Interest

If you have a passion for both sports and nutrition, pursuing a degree in Applied Exercise Science with a Sports Nutrition concentration can be an incredibly fulfilling career choice. It allows you to merge your interests and make a positive impact on people’s lives by optimizing their athletic performance and well-being.

Learn more about studying Sports Nutrition online in our Q& A with Professor Anna Turner. You can also read our article Is Sports Nutrition the Right Path for You.

The CUC Advantage

A Commitment to 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.


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

Distinguished Faculty

Benefit from the expertise of seasoned faculty members in the field of exercise science. Rest assured, you’ll receive top-tier education from industry leaders.

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 Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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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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