Master of Science inExercise Science

Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 33
  • Course Length: 8 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online

Exercise 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 and testing, applied exercise prescription, biomechanics, nutrition and metabolism, as well as the psychology of sport and exercise.

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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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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Elective Courses


  1. Apply Online
  2. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree or higher with an accreditor that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or a comparable degree from outside the U.S., with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  3. Personal statement that includes the following requirements:
    • The statement falls between 400 and 1000 words.
    • Includes a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and end (summary/conclusion).
    • This statement is original (no plagiarism) and reflective of the applicant’s experiences and traits. No outside work (citations and references) is allowed.
    • The submission is professional with no spelling, grammar, or sentence structure errors.
    • The statement should address the following:
      • Describe your employment history and why you are choosing to pursue a graduate degree at this time in your career.
      • Describe a personal and/or professional goal that you hope you will fulfill through earning your graduate degree.
      • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Proven Results

Concordia’s online and on-campus programs deliver relevant skill sets and real-world career outcomes for professionals in a variety of fields and industries.

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation.

*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul

$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation.

*salary data source:

44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average.

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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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