Program Information

Next Start Date: 1/10/2022
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Application Deadline: Rolling


Cost Per Credit Hour: $475 (beginning fall 2020)
Technology Fee: $16 (per credit hour)
Estimated Tuition & Fees: click here to learn about costs


With injuries becoming increasingly more common, injury prevention is a critical part of working with any athletes. The Human Movement Science certificate program 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. This 12 credit hour certificate will prepare students to pursue the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) credential. Gainful employment information can be found here.

Program Features

  • Courses are offered 100% online, no campus visit required
  • The program is 12 credit hours – comprised of 4 – 5, 8 week courses
  • Program begins three times annually: fall, spring, summer
  • Affordable tuition is guaranteed throughout the entire program*
  • Small cohort/class sizes, with 12 to 20 students per class
  • Regionally accredited institution qualified to offer federal financial aid to students
  • $475 per credit hour.  Beginning Fall, 2020.
AES 6500
Principles of Human Movement Science
Examines a systematic approach for identifying neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions and the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Continuum. Designed to prepare students interested in becoming a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
AES 6520
Program Design in Corrective Exercise Training
Explores program design principles for corrective exercise training, with an emphasis on the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Corrective Exercise Continuum. Prerequisite: Principles of Human Movement Science or permission of instructor.
AES 6540
Practicum: Human Movement Science
Provides practical experience in planning and implementing a corrective exercise program through a case study with a member of their community. Prerequisite: Program Design in Corrective Exercise Training or permission of instructor.
AES 6560
Special Topics: Seminar in Movement Science
In-depth study of selected advanced topics in human movement science. Prerequisite: Practicum: Human Movement Science or permission of instructor.


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What Our Students Are Saying

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.

Cynthia Miranda

MS Applied Exercise Science - Human Movement Science

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.

Jason Menoutis

PhD Health and Human Performance

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.

Nicholas Mortensen

PhD Health and Human Performance

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.

Ryan Richmond

MS Applied Exercise Science - Sports Nutrition

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