Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Sports Nutrition

Become an expert in sports nutrition. Guide athletes with evidence-based advice with an MS in Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition concentration, from Concordia-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: June 23, 2023
Classes Start: June 28, 2023

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Sports Nutrition Master’s Concentration Program Details

Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition 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. Dual concentrations are also available.

Why Pursue a Sports Nutrition Degree?

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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the job outlook for dietitians and nutritionists will be rosy, increasing by 20%. Additionally, those who take the exam can open doors in personal training and the food, beverage, and supplement industry.

Learn more about studying sports nutrition online in our Q& A with Professor Anna Turner. You can also read our article, Is Sports Nutrition the Right Path for You.

Institutional Accreditation

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Industry Certification

This program prepares individuals for the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) exam from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Sports Nutrition Career Outlook

Graduates build careers in fitness, wellness and sports management. Many of our students gain employment as:

  • Sports Nutritionists
  • Performance Nutritionists
  • Virtual Health Coaches
  • Wellness Coaches
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Start Date

June 28, 2023

Deadline to Apply

June 23, 2023

Cost Per Credit


Ryan Richmond

MS Applied Exercise Science – Sports Nutrition Concentration

“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.”

Admission Requirements


Core Courses 18 Credit Hours

AES 6020 Kinesiology I or AES 6040 Biomechanics I
AES 6030 Kinesiology II or AES 6045 Biomechanics II
AES 6050 Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science
AES 6200 Applied Exercise Physiology or AES 6250 Advanced Exercise Physiology
AES 6300 Exercise and Sport Nutrition
AES 6990 Capstone Experience

Concentration Courses 12 Credit Hours

AES 6320 Vitamins and Minerals
AES 6340 Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
AES 6360 Practicum: Sports Nutrition
AES 6380 Special Topics Seminar in Sports Nutrition

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