CUW's Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program teaches you how to become a leader in the field of exercise science. Our broad range of electives allows you to create a program of study that meets your personal career goals.
Concordia's program gives you the opportunity to:
- Earn your degree in two years
- Take courses online and face-to-face
- Choose between completing a thesis or a capstone project
- Build critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills
- Improve client health and physical fitness through exercise
- Prepare for doctoral programs
Credit hours required: 33
CUW's flexible Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program builds the academic and research skills you'll need to enter a variety of exercise science fields. New students may begin the program in the fall or spring.
In our graduate program you'll study:
- Exercise physiology and applied kinesiology in applied settings
- Functional assessment, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, and injury prevention
- How the cardiorespiratory, nervous and musculoskeletal systems respond to physical activity
- Current topics in exercise science
- Techniques to design, implement and evaluate research
- Metabolic processes that affect weight control
- Undergraduate degree in a field related to exercise science
- If undergraduate degree is not in an exercise science field, completion of these prerequisites:
- A full year of Human Anatomy and Physiology, and
- One semester in Exercise Physiology
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above for full acceptance
- Minimum grade of C in Exercise Physiology and Anatomy and Physiology
The Applied Exercise Science curriculum includes coursework in cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular exercise physiology, weight control, kinesiology and research. A wide variety of electives are also available in categories such as student personnel administration, counseling, education, and business. See our course catalog for details.
Dr. Greg Ehlers
Program Director for Applied Exercise Science Program
Office: FH 021
Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.