Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Exercise Physiology

Grow your career with a Masters in Exercise Physiology online at Concordia University Chicago. Enroll now.

Become an Expert in Health & Fitness

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

Application Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022
Classes Start: Oct. 24, 2022

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Complete your degree in 12-18 months

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Masters in Exercise Physiology Program Details

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology concentration is designed for working adults, with asynchronous classes so you can learn anytime, anywhere. We keep class sizes small, so you can connect with your classmates and professors.

Why Pursue An Exercise Physiology Degree?

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. Exercise physiology, like exercise science, focuses on how physical activity can improve health and wellness. Exercise physiology and exercise science are both fields of study that focus on improving the health and wellness of individuals and athletes. Exercise physiology primarily focuses on the body’s response to physical activity. Exercise science is broader, encompassing areas such as physical education, strength and training, human performance and sports nutrition.

FIND WHICH TRACK IS RIGHT FOR YOU:

The Exercise Physiology concentration offers two tracks for individuals with different backgrounds in exercise science.

TRACK 1: YOU DO NOT HAVE A BACHELOR’S IN EXERCISE SCIENCE OR EQUIVALENT

Track 1 is for students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in exercise science or who have not attained 21 semester credit hours (or 28 quarter credit hours) in specific areas of exercise science.

TRACK 2: YOU HOLD A BACHELOR’S IN EXERCISE SCIENCE OR EQUIVALENT

Track 2 is for students who have an bachelor’s degree in exercise science or who have attained 21 semester credit hours (or 28 quarter credit hours) in specific areas of exercise science.

No matter your background in exercise science, our program will give you the education and tools you need to start your career in exercise physiology.

Career Outlook

Explore the following career opportunities attainable with a Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. Talk with your student advisor for additional information on which degree program is right for you. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Clinical Research Assistant

Start Date

October 24, 2022

Deadline to Apply

October 10, 2022

Cost Per Credit

$475

Curriculum

Track 1 36 Credit Hours

AES 6030 Kinesiology II
AES 6000 Anatomy & Physiology
AES 6050 Research Design and Methods of Exercise Science
AES 6020 Kinesiology I
AES 6040 Biomechanics
AES 6200 Applied Exercise Physiology
AES 6300 Exercise & Sport Nutrition
AES 6810 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
AES 6700 Principles of Exercise Testing, Prescription, & Health Risk Appraisal
AES 6770 Exercise Testing & Prescription for Special Populations
AES 6780 Patient Education & Behavioral Change Strategies
AES 6990 Capstone Experience

Track 2 30 Credit Hours

AES 6040 Biomechanics I
AES 6045 Biomechanics II
AES 6050 Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science
AES 6250 Advanced Exercise Physiology
AES 6810 Essentials of Strength & Conditioning
AES 6700 Principles of Exercise Testing, Prescription, & Health Risk Appraisal
AES 6770 Exercise Testing & Prescription for Special Populations
AES 6300 Exercise & Sport Nutrition
AES 6780 Patient Education & Behavioral Change Strategies
AES 6990 Capstone Experience

Admission Requirements