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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Application Deadline: March 6, 2024
Classes Start: March 11, 2024

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

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Admission Requirements

Curriculum

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: B or higher in AES-6020 or AES-6040, AES-6030 or AES-6045, and AES-6050, or division chair consent.

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: B or higher in AES-6600 or division chair consent.

Planning and implementation of an integrated sports performance training program through a case study with a member of their community. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6620 or division chair consent.

In-depth study of selected advanced topics in sports performance training. Prerequisite: B or higher in AES-6620 or division chair consent.

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Start Date

March 11, 2024

Deadline to Apply

March 6, 2024

Cost Per Credit

$575