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Applied Exercise Science: Fitness & Health Promotion (Ms)
Applied Exercise Science: Fitness & Health Promotion (Ms)

Applied Exercise Science: Fitness & Health Promotion (Ms)

  • ID:CUC10042
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Gather the necessary materials prior to beginning the application process.

To apply for graduate study, you will need the following:

  • A completed Concordia University Chicago admission application.

  • A completed objective statement that provides information on your future educational goals.

  • Official, sealed transcripts from the institutions where your degrees were earned, showing all college and university coursework, with certified English translations of all transcripts originally prepared in any other language.

  • Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts evaluations from WES (World Education Services) and ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

  • A certified document pledging financial support for the first year of study, verifying the same or equally dependable source for the following years of study.

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals able to comment on your academic proficiency, your personal character, your competence and the effectiveness of your professional work.

  • At least 12 prerequisite credit hours at the undergraduate level in a discipline appropriate to the program of application.

  • A professional resume.

English Requirement

Proof of English proficiency, via one of the following:

  • A score of at least 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Concordia-Chicago’s DI code is 1140

  • A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • A score of 6.0 on the Password Skills Test

  • Successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or a certificate of completion of program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director

Course Information

The Fitness and Health Promotion concentration was designed to meet the needs of individuals who are currently working in, or hoping to enter into a career in the health and fitness industry. This concentration prepares individuals for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential, which can lead to a job in a rapidly expanding field. According to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, employment opportunities are expected to increase by 24% through 2020, and the field is expected to add more than 60,000 jobs over that time.

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Required Core Courses 18 Credit Hours


  • Kinesiology I

  • Kinesiology II

  • Research Design and Methods in Exercise Science

  • Applied Exercise Physiology

  • Exercise and Sport Nutrition

  • Capstone Experience

Fitness & Health Promotion Concentration  12 Credit Hours*

*Students may take dual concentrations. A dual concentration would add an additional 12 credit hours (4 classes) onto your program


  • Principals of Fitness and Health Promotion

  • Program Design in Fitness and Health Promotion

  • Practicum: Fitness and Health Promotion

  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Fitness and Health

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A Masters degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields.
Our exercise science degree programs are 100% online, allowing students to achieve real-life success in their chosen profession, while advancing their careers.

Graduates go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs in with:

Increased earning potential

Job security

Job opportunities

Increased job satisfaction


Explore the following career opportunities. Talk with your student advisor for additional information on which degree program is right for you. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

Fitness Instructor

Certified Personal Trainer

Health Coach

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: 1,999 $ USD per year

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