Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science

Strength and Conditioning

Develop your strength and conditioning philosophy and prepare for the CSCS with the Masters in Strength and Conditioning from CUC. Enroll today.

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

Accelerated

Complete your degree in 12-18 months

100% Online

Anytime, anywhere learning on your schedule

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Masters in Strength and Conditioning Program 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.

Industry Certification

This program prepares individuals for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam.

Career Outlook

Graduates 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

Start Date

October 24, 2022

Deadline to Apply

October 10, 2022

Cost Per Credit

$475

Curriculum

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

Admission Requirements