The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides students with a fundamental background in health promotion and disease prevention. Kinesiology students learn how human movement effects the body and how exercise can improve the overall human health condition. They gain an understanding of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological mechanisms of human movement and how to apply that knowledge to improve health and wellness. Over the last 30 years the rates of obesity and chronic disease have been rising rapidly in both adults and children. An undergraduate program in kinesiology will prepare students to work to curb the national obesity epidemic, improve human movement function, and meet the needs of aging individuals. The program is offered 100% online. Students never have to visit campus.

What is kinesiology?

In kinesiology, you’ll not only learn how to improve the sports performance of healthy individuals you’ll also learn how to improve the performance of daily activities in populations that have suffered an impairment of function. Students of kinesiology learn that through therapeutic exercise you can improve motor function, health and wellness as well as improve athletic performance. Read more

Now Enrolling for October 25, 2021

Tuition $415 / credit hour
Total Credits to Graduate 128 Credit Hours
Transfer up to 67 credits
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Program Information

Kinesiology Coursework

Introduction to the domains of exercise science including physiological systems, exercise physiology, clinical assessment, and exercise and sports nutrition.

KIN-1000 Physiological Basis of Exercise

Introduction to the domains of exercise science including physiological systems, exercise physiology, clinical assessment, and exercise and sports nutrition.

KIN-1200 Applied Kinesiology

Introduction to functional anatomy. Topics covered include anatomical terminology, musculoskeletal anatomy and common musculoskeletal injuries.

KIN-1400 Health and Fitness Assessment

Introduction to health and fitness assessments methodology. Topics covered include risk factor assessment, pre-participation screening, and health and fitness assessments.

KIN-2000 Health Risk Appraisal

Application of health and fitness assessments. Prepares students to complete health and fitness assessments and interpret results.

KIN-2200 Nutrition, Exercise and Behavior

Introduction to nutrition and behavioral science. Topics covered include components of nutrition, dietary recommendations for health and performance, popular diets, and dietary adherence strategies.

KIN-2400 Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Introduction to the foundational concepts of strength and conditioning. Topics covered include strength and conditioning terminology and foundations, strength and conditioning exercises, and warmup strategies.

SRMP-2030 Managing Lifetime Fitness

A study of health-related fitness and wellness plans; the National Health Objectives; health and physical fitness standards; setting nutrition, dietary and fitness goals; evaluating fitness activities, fitness self-assessment. Cross-Listed: KIN-3000

KIN-3200 Health and Fitness Programming Management I

Introduction to the health and fitness programming. Topics covered will include adults CPR and first aid, foundations of programming, program setup and introduction to periodization.

KIN-3400 Health and Fitness Programming Management II

Application of health and fitness programing. Prepares students to program for different health and fitness goals.

KIN-4000 Exercise Psychology

Introduction to exercise psychology. Topics covered include: principles of exercise psychology, transtheoretical model, goal-setting strategies, strategies for increasing exercise adherence, and strategy implementation.

KIN-4200 Special Topics in Kinesiology

Exploration of current topics in Kinesiology.

KIN-4400 Exercise Leadership

Introduction to career management in health and fitness. Topics covered include: ethical considerations, sales and marketing, operation and facilities, and career management.

General Education Courses

  • Communication 9 cr
  • Humanities 9 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
  • Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
  • Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
  • Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
  • Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

A Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields. Our exercise science degree programs are 100% online, allowing students to achieve real-life success in their chosen profession, while advancing their careers.

Graduates may go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs with:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Job security
  • Job opportunities
  • Increased job satisfaction

Explore the following career opportunities. Talk with your enrollment advisor for additional information on which degree program is right for you. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Biomechanist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietitian
  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Coach
  • Personal Trainer

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $415 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Kinesiology

Introduction to the domains of exercise science including physiological systems, exercise physiology, clinical assessment, and exercise and sports nutrition.

KIN-1000 Physiological Basis of Exercise
Introduction to the domains of exercise science including: physiological systems, exercise
physiology, clinical assessment, and exercise and sports nutrition.
KIN-1200 Applied Kinesiology
Introduction to functional anatomy. Topics covered include: anatomical terminology, musculoskeletal anatomy and common musculoskeletal injuries.
KIN-1400 Health and Fitness Assessment
Introduction to health and fitness assessments methodology. Topics covered include: risk factor assessment, pre-participation screening, and health and fitness assessments.
KIN-2000 Health Risk Appraisal
Application of health and fitness assessments. Prepares students to complete health and fitness assessments and interpret results.
KIN-2200 Nutrition, Exercise and Behavior
Introduction to nutrition and behavioral science. Topics covered include: components of nutrition, dietary recommendations for health and performance, popular diets, and dietary adherence strategies.
KIN-2400 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Introduction to the foundational concepts of strength and conditioning. Topics covered include: strength and conditioning terminology and foundations, strength and conditioning exercises, and warmup strategies.
SRMP-2030 Managing Lifetime Fitness
A study of health-related fitness and wellness plans; the National Health Objectives; health and physical fitness standards; setting nutrition, dietary and fitness goals; evaluating fitness activities, fitness self-assessment. Cross-Listed: KIN-3000
KIN-3200 Health and Fitness Programming Management I
Introduction to the health and fitness programming. Topics covered will include: adults CPR and first aid, foundations of programming, program setup and introduction to periodization.
KIN-3400 Health and Fitness Programming Management II
Application of health and fitness programing. Prepares students to program for different health and fitness goals.
KIN-4000 Exercise Psychology
Introduction to exercise psychology. Topics covered include: principles of exercise psychology, transtheoretical model, goal-setting strategies, strategies for increasing exercise adherence, and strategy implementation.
KIN-4200 Special Topics in Kinesiology
Exploration of current topics in Kinesiology.
KIN-4400 Exercise Leadership
Introduction to career management in health and fitness. Topics covered include: ethical
considerations, sales and marketing, operation and facilities, and career management.


General Education Courses

Communication 9 cr
Humanities 9 cr
Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

A Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Concordia University Chicago can open many doors in numerous fields. Our exercise science degree programs are 100% online, allowing students to achieve real-life success in their chosen profession, while advancing their careers.

Graduates may go on to serve in a variety of capacities in fitness, wellness, sports management and leadership careers. Our students emerge from our programs with:

  • Increased earning potential
  • Job security
  • Job opportunities
  • Increased job satisfaction

Explore the following career opportunities. Talk with your enrollment advisor for additional information on which degree program is right for you. Many of our students pursue careers in exercise science fields such as these areas:

  • Biomechanist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietitian
  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Health Coach
  • Personal Trainer

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $415 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.