Whether you’re interested in becoming a personal trainer, fitness coach, physical therapist or a host of other opportunities, you’ll get the experiences you need to prepare you for success.

Programs of Study

The exercise science program has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) including the strength and conditioning add-on. The exercise science major is offered through the nutrition, dietetics, and exercise science department of the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions.

Major or Minor in Exercise Science

Upon graduation, exercise science majors are qualified to sit for the certification exam for one of two accrediting organizations, the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

AJ Flemming '17, Exercise Science Major on Grad School Preparedness

It doesn’t take a biology or chemistry degree to become a doctor. An exercise science student is highly prepared for graduate school after Concordia. Tack on a minor or two (I recommend biology and/or psychology) to gain more insight outside of the major.

Dr. Emily C. Huber-Johnson

Assistant Professor/Program Director, Exercise Science Exercise Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Science