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Bachelor of Arts inExercise Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science program consists of 41 credit hours and is offered fully online. The B.A. in Exercise Science is designed for busy adult students who are interested in obtaining their degree and require the flexibility of attending class on their schedule.

Area of Study: Health & Medicine

  • Next Start Date: 05/12/2015
  • Start Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
  • Credit Hours: 41
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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Exercise Science
Curriculum Overview


The Online B.A. in Exercise Science program focuses on kinesiology concepts in human movement, exercise and management. The Exercise Science degree prepares students for positions in coaching, fitness and wellness centers, health and wellness education, personal training and rehabilitation sciences.

The Online Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science degree also prepares students for post-baccalaureate study in areas such as aging, athletic training, biomechanics, chiropractics, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, sport psychology and more.

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Class Name
  • Health Psychology4
  • Exercise Physiology4
  • Epidemiological Foundations4
  • Motor Dev, Control & Motor Learn4
  • Biomechanics4
  • Applied Nutrition4
  • Sports Business4
  • Senior Professional Seminar1
  • Kinesiology Internship12
KHS-400 - Health Psychology

KHS400 Health Psychology is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner's thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data, and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about this synergistic process.

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  2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
    • What are your long term personal and professional goals?

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Career Potential

Because we design our exercise science program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering graduate study in areas such as exercise physiology or a career as an athletic trainer, sports coach, chiropractor, community wellness director, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, physician’s assistant or physical therapist.

  • Athletic Coach
  • Wellness Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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