Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Human Movement Science

Become an expert in injury prevention with a kinesiology-focused master’s degree from Concordia University Chicago. Apply today.

Become an Expert in Health & Fitness

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

Deadline to Apply: Aug. 15, 2022
Classes Start: Aug. 29, 2022


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Anytime, anywhere learning on your schedule

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Earn Your Master’s in Kinesiology

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Human Movement Science concentration is a kinesiology-focused program 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. Dual concentrations are also available.

Why Pursue a Kinesiology Degree?

With injuries becoming increasingly more common, injury prevention is a critical part of working with any athletes. Understanding kinesiology and the mechanics of the human body will allow you to work to prevent injury and improve performance in athletes of all ages. The Human Movement Science degree 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. The program will provide a strong foundation in kinesiology and corrective exercise training.

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

Industry Certification

This program prepares individuals for the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) exam.

Career Outlook

Graduates go on to serve in a variety of capacities in kinesiology, fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Integrated Health Specialist
  • Research Technician
  • Health Coach

Start Date

March 13, 2023

Deadline to Apply

March 8, 2023

Cost Per Credit


Cynthia Miranda

MS Applied Exercise Science – Human Movement Science Concentration

“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.”

Admission Requirements



Core Courses 18 Credit Hours

AES 6020 Kinesiology I
AES 6030 Kinesiology II
AES 6050 Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science
AES 6200 Applied Exercise Physiology
AES 6300 Exercise and Sport Nutrition
AES 6990 Capstone Experience

Concentration Courses 12 Credit Hours

AES 6500 Principles of Human Movement Science
AES 6520 Program Design in Corrective Exercise Training
AES 6540 Practicum: Human Movement Science
AES 6560 Special Topics: Seminar in Movement Science