FITNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION MASTER’s CERTIFICATE
Why Pursue a Fitness and Health Promotion Graduate Certificate from Concordia University-Chicago?
As the general public is increasingly focusing on health and fitness, the Fitness and Health Promotion certificate program will prepare you to help people achieve their goals by providing you with the knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement personal fitness training programs. This 12 credit hour certificate will prepare students to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. Gainful employment information can be found here.
- Courses are offered 100% online, no campus visit required
- The program is 12 credit hours – comprised of 4 – 5, 8 week courses
- Program begins three times annually: fall, spring, summer
- Affordable tuition is guaranteed throughout the entire program*
- Small cohort/class sizes, with 12 to 20 students per class
- Regionally accredited institution qualified to offer federal financial aid to students
- $475 per credit hour. Beginning Fall, 2020.
Principles of Fitness and Health Promotion
Examines a systematic approach to personal training using the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Optimum Performance Training model. The course provides an overview of evidence-based principles of fitness assessment, program design, balance, flexibility, strength, stabilization, and power. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Program Design in Fitness and Health Promotion
Explores program design principles for fitness and health promotion, with an emphasis on the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Optimum Performance Training model. Prerequisite: Principles of Fitness and Health Promotions or consent of instructor
Practicum: Fitness and Health Promotion
Planning and implementation of a fitness or health promotion program through a case study with a member of their community. Prerequisite: Program Design in Fitness and Health Promotion or permission of instructor
Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Fitness and Health
Interfaces between human resource management, operations, marketing, and entrepreneurship within the context of entrepreneurial, for-profit and nonprofit fitness and health promotion ventures. Prerequisite: Practicum: Fitness and Health Promotion or consent of instructor.
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What Our Students Are Saying
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.
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.
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.
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.