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Concordia-Chicago's strength and conditioning degree program earns recognition by key national association


Concordia University Chicago’s Master of Science in applied exercise science–strength and conditioning 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 at CUC, and Kenneth Howard, head strength and conditioning coach for the Concordia-Chicago athletic teams, spearheaded the effort to earn this recognition of the program’s educational strengths. The NSCA ERP lays the foundation to ensure excellence for students in the classroom, as well as a long-term professional success after graduation.

For information about Concordia-Chicago’s applied exercise science–strength and conditioning program, visit