Concordia University of Chicago

Advance Your Career In Health and Fitness

Explore our 100% online exercise science programs from Concordia University Chicago

Become an Expert in Health & Fitness

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

Application Deadline: May 3, 2023
Classes Start: May 8, 2023


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Anytime, anywhere learning on your schedule

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Health and Human Performance through the Lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author Tsz Chiu (Andy) Chan, MS, CSCS

This webinar covers an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the interconnectedness of diet, emotions, and training, and how to incorporate TCM into daily routines.

Start Date

March 13, 2022

Deadline to Apply

March 8, 2022

Master’s Programs

Exercise Physiology

Human Movement Science

Sports Nutrition

Sports Performance Training

Strength & Conditioning

About Our Master’s in Applied Exercise Science

Concordia University Chicago’s Master’s in Applied Exercise Science is a 100% online program with anytime, anywhere learning. Class sizes are small, so you can get to know your peers and professors.

Choose between five different concentrations to best fit your interests and career goals.

Exercise Physiology

The Exercise Physiology concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to assist clients in reaching their peak physical wellness. Exercise physiologists focus on promoting wellness, helping athletes reach their top performance, and preventing illness and injury. Exercise physiology is the study of the body’s response and ability to adapt to physical activity. The exercise physiology concentration features two different tracks, depending on whether or not you hold a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or equivalent.

Human Movement Science

The Human Movement Science concentration will give students the knowledge to develop injury prevention programs and teach students how to help athletes improve functional capacity and correct faulty movement patterns.

Students pursuing this concentration will be prepared to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) credential.

Sports Performance Training

The Sports Performance and Training concentration 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 concentration prepares individuals for the Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) exam.

According to the NASM website, “top teams in the NFL and NBA have now begun requiring the NASM–PES credential.” Accelerate your career with a Sports Performance Training Degree.

Sports Nutrition

The Sports Nutrition concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and physically active individuals. The program focuses on using evidence-based principles in designing and implementing exercise and nutrition programs and interpreting research in the field of exercise and sport nutrition. This strand prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Strength and Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and athletic performance coaches. Our comprehensive program exceeds the requirements for the standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification and will prepare students for advanced certifications.

Students will study advanced 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, fine tune their programming skills, and be prepared for advanced certifications.

Our Strength and Conditioning program is recognized by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.

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