Concordia University Chicago’s online program allows students to choose from one or multiple concentrations concurrently and still complete the program in as little as a year and a half.

Graduates of our program go on to work in a wide variety of areas. Many are certified personal trainers or physical education specialists. While others work as dietitians, sports nutritionists, or in exercise physiology research and science. Concentration options for this degree are listed below.

Earn your Master of Applied Exercise Science degree online from Concordia University – Chicago.

Human Movement Science

Online Masters in Kinesiology & 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 online masters of exercise science concentration will be prepared to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) credential.

Sports Nutrition

Online Master's in Sports Nutrition

The Sports Nutrition degree concentration is designed for individuals who aspire to provide sound sports nutrition information to athletes and individuals. This strand of our online masters in exercise science program prepares individuals for Certified Sports Nutrition (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. The BLS estimates that the job outlook for dietitians and nutritionists will be rosy, increasing by 20%.

Sports Performance Training

Online Exercise Science Degrees

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 strand prepares individuals for the Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) exam. According to the NASM Web site, “top teams in the NFL and NBA have now begun requiring the NASM–PES credential.”

Strength and Conditioning

Online Masters in Strength & Conditioning

The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches 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.

Fitness and Health Promotion

Online Exercise Science Degrees

The Fitness and Health Promotion concentration was designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in, or hoping to enter into a career in the health and fitness industry. This strand prepares individuals for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential, which can lead to a job in a rapidly expanding field.

Dual Degrees

Online Exercise Science Degrees

Our Master’s of Applied Exercise Science program allows students to select more than one concentration to gain additional expertise by completing an additional 12-credit hours of concentration-specific course work for each additional program.


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