Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science
Strength and Conditioning
Develop your strength and conditioning philosophy and prepare for the CSCS with the Strength and Conditioning concentration from Concordia-Chicago. Apply today.
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Strength and Conditioning Master’s Concentration Details
Our 100% online MS in Applied Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning 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 Strength and Conditioning Degree?
The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers 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.
Students will study advanced topics such as strength and conditioning theory as well as gain the skills and knowledge to develop a strength and conditioning philosophy of their own. Not only will students be prepared for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam they will learn how to apply strength and conditioning principles, fine tune their programming skills, and be prepared for advanced certifications.
Our Strength and Conditioning program is recognized by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.
Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
This program prepares individuals for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam.
Strength and Conditioning Career Outlook
Graduates of our master’s in exercise science go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science such as:
- Athletic Performance Coach
- Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Sports Performance Specialist
- Speed & Strength Coach
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 6810 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
AES 6820 Advanced Strength and Conditioning Theory
AES 6840 Practicum in Strength and Conditioning Theory
AES 6860 Seminar in Strength and Conditioning
- Free online application
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2.85 minimum GPA
- Objective statement
- Letters of recommendation