Master’s in Applied Exercise Science

Strength & Conditioning Concentration

Develop your strength and conditioning philosophy and prepare for the CSCS with the Strength and Conditioning concentration from Concordia University Chicago (CUC). Apply today!

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Application Deadline: August 21, 2024
Classes Start: August 26, 2024

Online Master’s Degree Program in Strength & Conditioning

Earn your Master’s in Strength and Conditioning from Concordia University Chicago. Use your advanced knowledge to elevate athletic performance.

Strength and Conditioning Master’s Concentration Details

Our MS in Applied Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning concentration, is designed for working adults. We keep class sizes small, so you can connect with your classmates and professors. Dual concentrations are also available.

Our strength and conditioning concentration program prepares graduates to serve others on their health and fitness journey.

Prepare to Advance Your Strength and Conditioning Credentials

The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and athletic performance coaches. Our comprehensive program exceeds the requirements for the standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification and will prepare students for advanced certifications.

Students will study advanced topics such as strength and conditioning theory as well as gain the skills and knowledge to develop a strength and conditioning philosophy of their own. Not only will students be prepared for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam, but they will also learn how to apply strength and conditioning principles, fine-tune their programming skills and be prepared for advanced certifications.

Our Master’s in Applied Exercise Science program is recognized by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.

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.


CUC’s Strength & Conditioning 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 has earned programmatic accreditation through the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE) and prepares individuals for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam.

Strength and Conditioning Career Outlook

Graduates of our master’s in exercise science 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 such as:

  • Athletic Performance Coach
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach