Advance Your Career With A Master’s Degree In Exercise Science

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you have a passion for strength and conditioning? As a working adult, it can be hard to balance going back to school with full-time work and an active family life. That’s why the institutions below offer several different 100% online master’s programs, with anytime, anywhere learning, so no matter your situation, you can advance your career with higher education.

Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago offers a 100% online Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. The program allows up to 50% transfer credit and features a tuition guarantee, which means your tuition won’t change while you study. The course format allows for anytime, anywhere learning, so you can earn your degree while working full-time.

Concordia University Chicago’s MS in Applied Exercise Science Program is recognized as #2 on College Affordability Guide’s 2022 Top Online Schools for Exercise Science.

The program exceeds the requirements for the standard National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and will prepare students for advanced certifications, in addition to providing a rigorous curriculum designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to develop a strength and conditioning philosophy of your own. Learn more or fill out a free application.

In addition to the Strength and Conditioning concentration, the MS in Applied Exercise Science program features four additional concentrations, including Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Human Movement Science, and Sports Performance Training.

Founded as a teachers’ education college in 1864, Concordia University Chicago today is a comprehensive, not-for-profit, liberal arts and graduate university in River Forest, Illinois. With more than 5,000 full-time students, Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and more than 60 areas of study through its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Graduate Studies and Innovation and Professional Programs.

St. Francis College

St. Francis College

St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, has a 100% online Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science program with a Strength and Conditioning concentration. The course design lets you take classes on your schedule, which makes it ideal for working adults. The program is designed to prepare students to work with athletes as strength and conditioning coaches in a variety of settings, and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) exam. Learn more or fill out our free application.

St. Francis also offers concentrations in High-Performance Coaching, Sport Psychology, and a build-your-own-curriculum Generalist option.

St. Francis College has been educating students for over 160 years, and 97 percent of SFC students receive some form of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federal loans and newly increased amounts of institutional scholarships, making St. Francis one of the most affordable private colleges in New York City. St. Francis is a not-for-profit institution, and has been recognized by US News & World Report as #12 in Best Value Schools and #11 in Best Colleges for Veterans.

Rocky Mountain University

Rocky Mountain University

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers an online MS program in Health Science, with a track in Sports Performance. It is fully online, with an optional in-person thesis. The program allows students to deepen their knowledge, develop specialized skills, and set themselves apart in the field. It is ideal for athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport performance specialists, personal trainers, owners of gyms or performance training centers, and other sport and fitness professionals. The program also prepares students to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification exam. Learn more or apply here.

In addition to Sports Performance, the MS in Health Science program features three additional concentrations: Rehabilitative Science, Functional Nutrition, and Health Promotion and Wellness.

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is an institution of higher education focused on educating and developing the finest healthcare professionals. This private, proprietary institution is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and programmatic specialty accreditors. The University is governed by a Board of Trustees that is committed to fostering student success and to delivering exceptional experiences for students and employees.