Program Information

Next Start Date: 10/21/2019
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Delivery Format: 100% Online


Cost Per Credit Hour: $460
Technology Fee: $15 (per Credit hour)
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Why Pursue a Sports Performance Training Graduate Certificate from Concordia University-Chicago?

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. Gainful employment information can be found here.

Program Features

  • 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
  • $460 per credit hour
Course Number Course Credits
AES 6660
Principles of Sports Performance Training
Examines a systematic approach to integrated performance training using the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Optimum Performance Training model. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Prerequisite: AES 6010 Functional Anatomy or permission of instructor.
AES 6620
Program Design in Sports Performance Training
Explores program design principles for integrated sports performance training, with an emphasis on the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Optimum Performance Training model. Prerequisite: Principles of Sports Performance Training or permission of instructor.
AES 6640
Practicum: Sports Performance Training
Planning and implementation of an integrated sports performance training program through a case study with a member of their community. Prerequisite: Program Design in Sports Performance Training or permission of instructor.
AES 6660
Special Topics: Seminar in Sports Performance Training
In-depth study of selected advanced topics in sports performance training. Prerequisite: Practicum: Sports Performance Training 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.

    Nicholas Mortensen PhD Health and Human Performance
  • 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.

    Jason Menoutis PhD Health and Human Performance
  • 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.

    Cynthia Miranda MS Applied Exercise Science - Human Movement Science
  • 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.

    Ryan Richmond MS Applied Exercise Science - Sports Nutrition