Concordia-Chicago’s Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science: Strength and Conditioning Program was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The NSCA 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 Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
Dr. Theresa Miyashita, associate professor of Exercise Science, and Kenneth Howard, head strength and conditioning coach, spearheaded the effort to earn this recognition of the program’s educational strengths. The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) is the first step in laying the foundation to ensure excellence for students in the classroom, as well as a long-term professional success after graduation.
Since its establishment in 2013, Concordia-Chicago’s Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science program has grown rapidly to serve a population of individuals who want to integrate their passion for health and fitness with a career that helps others achieve well-being. Degrees are awarded in five specialization areas: Fitness and Health Promotion, Human Movement Science, Sports Nutrition, Sports Performance Training, and Strength and Conditioning.
Learn more about Concordia-Chicago’s Strength and Conditioning program here.