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Master of Science inExercise Science

The Master of Science in Exercise Science program is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future exercise science professionals. Utilizing a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students gain insight regarding exercise testing and prescription, within diverse populations.

Major topics discussed include exercise physiology andtesting, applied exercise prescription, biomechanics, nutrition and metabolism, as well as the psychology of sport and exercise.

Area of Study: Health & Medicine

  • Next Start Date: 01/11/2016
  • Start Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
  • Credit Hours: 33-36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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Exercise Science
Curriculum Overview

Concordia’s Online M.S. in Exercise Science program prepares students to become leaders within the exercise science industry. Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of exercise principles, strength and conditioning concepts, and nutritional influences on the body’s physiological adaptation to exercise.
  • Differentiate between the various research methodologies, and their appropriate use within the Exercise Science industry.
  • Gain the necessary skills to conduct safe exercise testing and create exercise prescriptions for members of diverse populations focused on health, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.
  • Gain knowledge regarding the preventive and rehabilitative exercises for individuals of diverse populations.
  • Evaluate the factors influencing physical activity and the methods for health maintenance and prevention of chronic conditions.
  • Gain greater knowledge regarding the application of psychological approaches to working with individuals in an exercise and sport capacity.
  • Advance their leadership skills within the Exercise Science industry in areas such as strength and conditioning, coaching, health and wellness, and clinical practice, including rehabilitation.
  • Develop the ability to synthesize scientific-based learning in current Exercise Science topics and communicate effectively through discussion, written work, and oral presentation.
  • Be prepared for employment opportunities in the field of Exercise Science in public, private, and corporate settings.
  • Proactively apply knowledge in a real world setting, integrating ethical standards and appreciation of population diversity.

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Course Name
  • Research Methods3
  • Epidemiological Stat. Analysis3
  • Exercise Physiology3
  • Mech Skilled Neuromusc Behv3
  • Biomechanics in Exerc. Science3
  • Psychology of Sport & Exercise3
  • Clinical Exercise Assessment3
  • Exercise Prescription3
  • Nutrition and Metabolism3
  • Ethics & Policy Sport & Exerc3
  • Master's Capstone3
  • Master's Thesis6
KHS-610 - Research Methods

This course examines the various research methodologies used in exercise science. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of research are introduced.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  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).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  4. Submit a current, professional resume.

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

Concordia’s M.S. in Exercise Science program is designed to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace. Your Master’s in Exercise Science will be a valuable asset if you’re considering a career in industry areas such as strength and conditioning, coaching, health and wellness and clinical practice -including rehabilitation.

  • Athletic Trainer$42,000
  • Coach$35,000
  • Exercise Physiologist$42,000
  • Occupational Therapist$35,000
  • Personal Trainer$35,000
  • Physical Therapist$50,000
  • Sports Nutritionist$42,000
  • Wellness Director$42,000

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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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