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Exercise Science & Allied Health Degrees

Study Health, Fitness, and the Sport Industry

Allied health degrees and exercise science degrees from Concordia University, St. Paul are offered online for the flexibility you need. These programs prepare you for the most in-demand allied health careers in health care, sports, business, and more.

CSP’s online B.A. and M.S. in Exercise Science includes coursework in many facets of exercise science, such as nutrition, anatomy, physiology, sport business, motor development, biomechanics, and more. You’ll develop expertise in human anatomy, development, and the effects of physical exercise on the body.

By choosing a B.A. or M.A. in Sport Management online, you can prepare for the business side of athletics by learning how to use legal and business principles to run sports organizations. With an M.S. in Coaching and Athletic Administration, you’ll develop sports leadership skills and practice your coaching finesse. You might also manage a sports program for a school, university, or professional team.

Recognition for CSP’s Exercise Science & Allied Health Programs

  • Ranked #16 in Best Colleges in Minnesota by Salary Potential, according to the College Salary Report by PayScale.
  • Earn 44% more than the national average as a CSP graduate, according to
  • 95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by CSP.
  • The M.S. in Coaching and Athletic Administration prepares you for various coaching certifications, including National Federation of High School Coaches Certification, USA Football Youth and/or High School Certification, USA Track & Field Level I Certification, and more.

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Online Exercise & Allied Health Programs

Become a leader in the sport and athletic industry with a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set from an allied health degree or exercise degree at CSP.

B.A. in Exercise Science

The exercise science degree prepares students for post-graduate study or for positions in coaching, fitness and wellness centers, health and wellness education, personal training, and rehabilitation sciences.

B.A. in Sport Management

This program focuses on core concepts in business, kinesiology, and sport theory, preparing students to enter the workforce in a number of sport-management areas, including facility management, sport marketing, and fitness center management.

Doctorate in Kinesiology (Ed.D.)

The Doctorate in Kinesiology features industry-relevant exercise and sport science curriculum, techniques for applying advanced principles in the field, and applications for many career contexts.

M.A. in Sport Management

This program prepares graduates for the growing sport management industry by examining concepts of management, strategic planning, marketing, and law, as it pertains to sport management.

M.S. in Coaching and Athletic Administration

This program prepares students for in-demand careers in sports, coaching, and athletic training. Students gain insight into athlete scouting, recruitment, coaching principles, and athletic motivation, along with sport-specific nutrition and training programs.

M.S. in Exercise Science

You will have the support of expert faculty from Concordia University, St. Paul no matter where you need to be. Classes in the M.S. in Exercise Science online are small enough to allow one-on-one interactions with faculty, who will work to keep you on track in your coursework. You can expect the same career-focused curriculum as an on-campus setting, delivered in a media-rich digital environment.

Career Outlook: Work in Athletics, Sports, and More.

Health care occupations are projected to increase 14 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all other occupations.¹ Employment in sports-related professions is expected to grow as fast as the average for all other professions, at five percent through 2028.²

With your online exercise science degree or allied health degree from CSP, you could work in athletic administration, coaching, scouting, sports training, personal training, exercise physiology, or sports marketing. You might also pursue graduate study in exercise science, nutrition, or health care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions:

Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The M.A. in Sport Management has 11 courses.

The B.A. in Sport Management includes 45 credit hours plus general education requirements.

Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The program’s 33 credit hours can be completed in 5.5 semesters. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

In short, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admission Requirements page for more information.


  1. Health Care Occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. Entertainment and Sports Occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.