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Applied Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning (Ms)
Applied Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning (Ms)

Applied Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning (Ms)

  • ID:CUC10043
  • 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

Other Requirement

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. degree.

  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites.

Course Information

The Strength and Conditioning concentration was designed for current practitioners, aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers and athletic performance coaches. Our comprehensive program exceeds the requirements for the standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification and will prepare students for advanced certifications.

Students will study advanced topics such as strength and conditioning theory as well as gain the skills and knowledge to develop a strength and conditioning philosophy of their own. Not only will students be prepared for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam they will learn how to apply strength and conditioning principles, fine tune their programming skills, and be prepared for advanced certifications.

Our Strength and Conditioning program is recognized by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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 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:

  • Athletic Performance Coach

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Sports Performance Specialist

  • Speed & Strength Coach

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Medical insurance: 1,999 $ USD per year

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