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Online Exercise Programs from CSP Global

Become a leader in the sport and athletic industry with leading-edge knowledge and skills from CSP Global’s online kinesiology degrees or exercise science degrees.

Exercise Science, B.A.

  • 2+ years
  • 120 credit hours
  • 100% online

An exercise science degree can lead to post-graduate study or a role in coaching, training, fitness and wellness, health education, or rehabilitation.

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Sport Management, B.A.

  • 2+ years
  • 120 credit hours
  • 100% online

This program prepares students to work in sport management through a career-connected curriculum focused on business, kinesiology, and sport theory.

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Exercise Science, M.S.

  • 2 years
  • 33 credit hours
  • 100% online

Prepare to help clients improve their health and sport performance as you study physiology, applied exercise, biomechanics, nutrition, and more.

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Coaching and Athletic Administration M.S.

  • 1.5 years
  • 33 credit hours
  • 100% online

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be a recognized field expert and a Tudor-certified college recruiting expert.

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Orthotics and Prosthetics, M.S.

  • 2 years
  • 36 credit hours
  • 100% online; on campus

This program offers educational preparation for orthotists’ and prosthetists’ fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and braces.

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Strength and Conditioning, M.S.

  • 2 years
  • 33 credit hours
  • 100% online

Develop kinesiology expertise for designing athletic training programs that enable athletes and fitness clients to achieve peak physical performance.

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Sport Management, M.A.

  • 1.5 years
  • 33 credit hours
  • 100% online

Examine concepts of management, strategy, marketing, and law related to sport management in this program built to help you advance your career.

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Kinesiology, Ed.D / Ph.D.

  • 3 years
  • 61 credit hours
  • 100% online

The Doctorate in Kinesiology features industry-relevant exercise and sport science courses with applications for many career contexts.

4 Concentrations Available

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Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • 3 years
  • 111 credit hours
  • on campus

Prepare for autonomous physical therapy practice across the lifespan. Classes consist of lectures, discussions, laboratory, and clinical activities.

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Compare CSP Global’s Online Exercise Science Degrees

Exercise Science, M.S.Strength and Conditioning, M.S.
Program Duration2 years2 years
Delivery Format100% Online100% Online
Ideal CandidateYou’d like to enhance your career with skills in conditioning, coaching, clinical practice, and rehab.You want the skills to boost your career in sports teams, fitness centers, and health services organizations.
Total Tuition$15,675$15,675
Why Choose This Program?Explore the latest science-based research and graduate ready to deliver top-tier client outcomes.Gain skills for helping athletes improve their performance and lower the risk of injury. Prepare for certification exams such as the NSCA CSCS and NASM-PES.
CurriculumStudy a career-connected curriculum focused on psychology, physiology, ethics, exercise science, and more.Develop expertise for designing fitness programs, overseeing sports performance testing, and more.
Admission RequirementsBachelor’s degree, 3.0 minimum GPABachelor’s degree, 3.0 minimum GPA
Credit Hours3333

Why Choose CSP’s Exercise Science and Kinesiology Degree Programs

CSP Global’s online kinesiology degrees and online exercise science degrees give you the private education you want at a lower price. With a career-connected curriculum from experienced faculty members, these online programs prepare you for an in-demand career in health care, sports, business, and more.

Top 100 University for Social Mobility

Concordia University, St. Paul is the highest among all Minnesota private universities in CollegeNet’s 2023 rankings.2

Successful Alumni

CSP Global graduates earn 44% more than the national average.3

#19 Best College by Salary Potential

According to a 2023 Payscale report, CSP Global’s alumni are among the top earning in Minnesota.4

Mentorship and Networking

Make the most of your online kinesiology and exercise science degree with career-directed mentorship and exciting networking opportunities.

Step Up Your Career in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and More

CSP Global’s exercise science and kinesthesiology programs can elevate your career opportunities — whether you’re interested in administration, coaching, conditioning, personal training, scouting, or sports performance.

These jobs are growing nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that demand for fitness trainers and instructors will add over 45,000 jobs from 2022 to 2032.5 The employment of coaches and scouts will increase by 25,300.6 Learn more by visiting our careers page.


projected annual job openings for Minnesota coaches and scouts (2020-2030).7


percent higher yearly salary for personal trainers with nutrition support skills.8


projected annual job openings for Minnesota exercise physiologists (2020-2030).9

Rewarding Careers in Exercise Science and Kinesiology

Physical Therapist


Physical therapists help patients improve movement and manage pain in various workplaces, such as private offices and clinics, hospitals, patients’ homes, and nursing homes.

Athletic Director


Athletic directors usually work in educational or professional organizations. They coordinate the athletic department’s budget, activities, reports, marketing, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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CSP Global’s exercise science degree can help you advance as a dietician, exercise physiologist, fitness trainer/instructor, manager/director, nutritionist, and more. Some positions may require you to seek further licensure or certification.


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