Articulation Agreement (CSP/NWHSU)Master of Science in Exercise Science

About the Program

An articulation agreement between Concordia University, St. Paul and Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) allows students in NWHSU’s Doctor of Chiropractic program to apply to attend CSP’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program. Doctor of Chiropractic students can fulfill five courses (15 total credits) through transfer. Six courses (18 total credits) remain to complete the Master of Science in Exercise Science program from CSP.

Any NWHSU doctor of chiropractic alumnus is eligible for this partnership (please see alumni section below for further details). Of note, CSP’s current graduate transfer credit policy indicates transfer credits must be completed within the past seven years. If credits were completed longer than seven years ago, they will not be accepted for transfer. Students can petition to use any courses completed longer than seven years ago.


Student Information

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to speak to their NWHSU academic advisor for specific information regarding their financial aid status.

Student Contract

Students will be asked to complete a student contract. This is not a legal contract but is instead designed to be an informational document to highlight the unique aspects of this articulation between CSP and NWHSU. Students may have questions regarding financial aid, transfer of courses, and program requirements. The student contract will help to answer specific questions.

The student contract is required for admission to CSP’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program. CSP wants to ensure students are aware of the unique aspects of this articulation. In addition, the contract requires two NWHSU chiropractic faculty signatures. Those signatures imply the faculty members are recommending the student for acceptance into CSP’s MS program. Please contact your NWHSU academic advisor or Bekah Sommerfeld (sommerfeld@csp.edu) for more information.

Download the student contract

Who is Eligible?

Any NWHSU chiropractic student, who meets the admissions requirements, is eligible for this program. Note: Students cannot begin CSP’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program until trimester six of the NWHSU chiropractic program. Starting in trimester six, students can be enrolled in both CSP and NWHSU simultaneously.

NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic Program Alumni

The articulation agreement allows alumni of NWHSU’s Doctor of Chiropractic program to apply to and attend CSP’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program. Doctor of Chiropractic coursework can fulfill up to five courses (15 total credits) through transfer. Six courses (18 total credits) remain to complete the Master of Science in Exercise Science program from CSP.

Any NWHSU doctor of chiropractic alumnus is eligible for this partnership. Of note, CSP’s current graduate transfer credit policy indicates transfer credits must be completed within the past five years. If credits were completed longer than five years ago, they will not be accepted for transfer. Students can petition to use any courses completed longer than five years ago.

Note: Petitions are reviewed by a committee upon submission.

How to Apply
Please submit the following:

1. Application

2. Submit official transcript from NWHSU stating the conferral of a doctor of chiropractic degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.

3. NWHSU Alumni Contract


Courses

A minimum of six courses are required to earn the Master of Science in Exercise Science degree. Note: If a “B” grade or higher was not earned for NWHSU transfer courses, additional courses may be required in the Master of Science in Exercise Science program to earn the degree.

  • KHS513 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • KHS610 Research Methods
  • KHS595 Clinical Exercise Assessment
  • KHS615 Exercise Prescription
  • KHS600 Exercise Physiology
  • KHS620 Master’s Capstone

Course Equivalencies

Doctor of Chiropractic Program courses from Northwestern Health Science University will be used to meet five courses (15 total credits) within the Master of Science in Exercise Science program at Concordia University. Specific courses and the equivalencies are listed below. Note: A “B” grade or higher is required in each of the NWHSU transfer courses.

 
CSP MSES Courses (credits)NWHSU DCP Equivalencies (credits)
 KHS570 Ethics and Policy in Sport and Exercise Science (3)
  • PnP 5 (ID: 24760) (1)
  • Legal Aspects of Chiropractic Health Care (ID: 47190) (2)
  • Managing Finances (ID: 23510) (1)
KHS605 Nutrition and Metabolism (4)Either:

  • Clinical Nutrition I (ID: 36350) (2) AND
  • Clinical Nutrition II (ID: 36351) (2)

OR

  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients (ID: NUTR5001)(4)
KHS585 Biomechanics in Exercise Science
  • NMS III (ID: 36141) (3.63)
  • Methods III (ID: 33230) (3.25)
  • Methods IV (ID: 33340) (3.25)
  • NMS I (ID: 36030) (3)
KHS590 Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • PTIII (ID: 35170) (1.5)
  • Mental Health I (ID: 26170)(2)
  • Mental Health II (ID: 26280)(1)
KHS580 Mechanisms of Skilled Neuromuscular Behavior
  • PT II (ID: 33561) (2)
  • NMS I (ID: 36030) (3)
  • PT III (ID: 35170) (1.5)
  • Children’s Health (ID: 25490) (2)
  • Neurodiagnosis (ID: 56003) (2.75)

Career Potential

A Master of Science in Exercise Science is an exceptional compliment to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree as it will allow you to relate professionally to strength and health coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, administrators and other clinicians in a multi-disciplinary setting such as hospitals and other large clinics.  Additionally, such a degree will allow you advanced standing in post-graduate sports chiropractic specialties such as the Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider (CCSP) and the International Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider (ICCSP).

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Admission Requirements

  1. Online Application
    Create an account and submit our online application. Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.
  2. Official College Transcripts
    Submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    *To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secured electronic delivery.
  3. Unofficial Transcript from NWHSU
  4. Student Contract