EXERCISE SCIENCE MASTER’S DEGREE ONLINE
ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER WITH OUR ONLINE EXERCISE SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM
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.
Fitness and Health Promotion
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.