Graduate Certificate
Strength and Conditioning

Prepare for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification with a Graduate Certificate from Concordia-Chicago. Apply 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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Strength and Conditioning Certificate Program Details

The Strength and Conditioning certification was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and athletic performance coaches. Students will study 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 they will learn how to apply strength and conditioning principles and fine tune their programming skills.

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 Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam.

Strength and Conditioning Certificate Career Outlook

Graduates 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
  • Sports Performance Specialist
  • Speed & Strength Coach

Start Date

June 28, 2023


Deadline to Apply

June 23, 2023

Cost Per Credit


Admission Requirements


Core Courses 12 Credit Hours

AES 6810 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
AES 6820 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Theory
AES 6840 Practicum in Strength and Conditioning Theory
AES 6860 Seminar in Strength and Conditioning