Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology
Next Start Date: 10/16/2017
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Application Deadline: Rolling
Cost Per Credit Hour: $440
Technology Fee: $15 (per Credit hour)
Books & Materials: $800 (approx.)
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.
Why Pursue a Sports Nutrition Degree Concentration from Concordia University-Chicago?
This strand prepares individuals for 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.
- Courses are offered 100% online, no campus visit required
- The program is comprised of 10, 8 week courses for a total of 30 credits
- Program begins three times annually: fall, spring, summer
- Affordable tuition is guaranteed throughout the entire program
- Small cohort/class sizes, at 12 to 18 students per class
- Regionally accredited institution qualified to offer federal financial aid to students
- $455 per credit hour
Required Core Courses 18 Credit Hours
Students will explore upper extremity musculoskeletal anatomy with emphasis on systems that enable the human body to maintain proper stabilization and produce efficient movements. Students will develop human movement analysis techniques through assessment and evaluation of biomechanical movement patterns.
Students will explore trunk and lower extremity musculoskeletal anatomy with emphasis on systems that enable the human body to maintain proper stabilization and produce efficient movements. Students will develop human movement analysis techniques through assessment and evaluation of biomechanical movement patterns.
Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science
Selected research techniques and designs utilized in exercise science research with emphasis on general statistics, interpretation of data, research ethics, scientific writing and library use.
Applied Exercise Physiology
Effects of exercise on the major systems of the human body, including cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, glandular and digestive; with emphasis on optimizing human performance. Prerequisite: AES-6010 Functional Anatomy or permission of instructor.
Exercise and Sport Nutrition
Explores the relationships between nutrition, energy metabolism, and exercise and sport performance, with an in-depth analysis of dietary and nutritional supplementation.
Culminating experience in the Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science degree. Experiences may include, but is not limited to, independent research that leads to an actual product such as a publishable journal article, professional field experience, conference presentation, advanced certifications, program or facility development, web site, on-line course materials, curriculum development.
Sports Nutrition Concentration 12 Credit Hours
Vitamins and Minerals
Examination of the role and function of vitamins and minerals from physiological and clinical perspectives.
Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Management
Examines nutrition and exercise strategies for weight management with an emphasis on metabolic, physiological and psychological factors.
Practicum: Sports Nutrition
This course examines the planning and implementation of a sports nutrition program. Students are required to complete a nutrition assessment and planning case study on a member of their community.
Special Topics Seminar in Sports Nutrition
In-depth study of selected advanced topics in sports nutrition.
Sports Nutrition Faculty
The faculty at Concordia University can be found hard at work in the fields they teach-specialties in kinesiology and sports studies. At Concordia, we realize that a top-flight education in only possible with best-in-class instructors with real-world experience. We recruit passionate professionals from around the globe who are committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.
Our faculty are experienced and distinguished, combining years of hands-on clinic experience with extensive academic knowledge and teaching experience. Many of our faculty have the highest credential available in the field in which they teach. They demonstrate the highest degree of professional skills, and find unique ways to convey that knowledge in our remote online curriculum.
Robert Ferguson, PhD
Robert Andel, DC
Kimberly Harris, PhD
Michael Heifferon, PhD
Ayanna Lyles, PhD
Ronald Merryman, MS
Theresa Miyashita, PhD
Jordan Moon, PhD
Michael S. Palieri, MS
Sean Pruitt, MS
Lacy Puttuck, MS, RD
Ronald Wagner, PhD
Sports Nutrition Tuition & Fees
Our tuition is reasonable and will not change over time.
Concordia University Chicago is committed to providing students with a high-quality education at a reasonable cost. And for graduates, the benefits of obtaining a Master of Science degree can be very valuable. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, the median of earnings for adults ages 25-34 working full-time, year-round, with a master’s degree or higher was $59,200, compared to just $44,970 for individuals with a bachelor’s degree.
|MS APPLIED SCIENCE||COST|
|Tuition (Per Credit Hour)||$440|
|Technology Fee (Per Credit Hour)||$15|
Sports Nutrition Career Options
A variety of career paths is attainable with a Masters degree in Sports Leadership
A Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields.
Our exercise science degree programs are 100% online, allowing students to achieve real-life success in their chosen profession, while advancing their careers.
Graduates in our graduate degree in exercise science go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs in as little as 18 months with:
- Increased earning potential
- Job security
- Job opportunities
- Increased job satisfaction
Explore the following career opportunities. 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:
- Athletic Trainer
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Dietetic Assistant
- Exercise Physiologist
- Fitness Instructor
- Health Coach
What Our Students Are Saying
I love the curriculum and the ability to take one course at a time, along with the flexible payments that works with my salary. This degree will prepare me to work with other professors or medical doctors in the Exercise Science field to explore further research.
I wanted to get a PhD to pursue a tenured-track position and perform research. The online courses have been highly engaging and have provided an outstanding learning experience preparing me to contribute as a scholar in my field of study.
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.
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.