Graduate Certificate

Sports Performance Training

Grow your career and prep for the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist Exam with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Performance Training at Concordia-Chicago. Enroll today.

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Learn how our 100% online programs can help you get ahead in the exercise science field.

Application Deadline: June 23, 2023
Classes Start: June 28, 2023


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Sports Performance Training Graduate Certificate Program Details

The Sports Performance and Training certificate program was designed for coaches, athletic trainers and other sports professionals who work with all levels of athletes from high school players up through Olympic competitors. This 12 credit hour certificate will prepare students to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) credential.

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 Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) exam.

Sports Performance Training Graduate Certificate Career Outlook

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. Many of our students pursue careers such as:

  • Performance Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Performance Specialist

Start Date

June 28, 2023


Deadline to Apply

June 23, 2023

Cost Per Credit


Admission Requirements


Concentration Courses 12 Credit Hours

AES 6600 Principles of Sports Performance Training
AES 6620 Program Design in Sports Performance Training
AES 6640 Practicum: Sports Performance Training
AES 6660 Special Topics Seminar in Sports Performance Training