The Strength & Conditioning concentration is designed from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) standards and CSU Pueblo is a recognized school with the NSCA. The course work includes classes on:
- human anatomy & physiology,
- exercise physiology,
- principles of strength & conditioning
- exercise technique/exercise prescription with concentration in anaerobic exercise,
- and program design as related to strength & conditioning.
The BS degree in EXPER prepares program graduates for professional positions in worksite, clinical, school, fitness, government, and community settings.
- Graduates of the Strength & Conditioning Concentration are prepared to take the National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam. Graduates can find employment in fitness and recreation facilities, high school & college athletics, and allied health industries.
Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Recreation students will:
- Possess content knowledge and skills necessary for their perspective fields of study.
- Exhibit the ability to read and interpret scientific research with application of the scientific methods, statistics, study design, and reporting;
- Evaluate and integrate critical concepts and skills acquired in the EXPER program to common professional problems in the fields of interest;
- Exhibit effective oral and written communication regarding subjects related to EXPER in individual and group setting.
- Apply and demonstrate knowledge, skills and critical problem solving in a field-based setting.
Student Learning Outcomes for emphasis areas can be found on the EXPER curriculum maps.
Specific Program Requirements
|Required General Education Courses||35|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I (GT-SC2)|
and Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab (GT-SC1)
|Human Physiology and Anatomy II (GT-SC2)|
and Human Physiology and Anatomy II Lab (GT-SC1)
|Speaking & Listening|
|Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)|
|Human Development (GT-SS3)|
|Required Major Courses||27|
|Intro to EXPER|
and Personal Health Lab
|Research and Statistics|
and Exercise Physiology Lab
|Managing Events & Programs|
|Required Concentration Courses||42|
|Injury/Illness Care and Prevention|
|Functional Exercise Training|
|Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets|
|Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles|
|Fitness Technology & Applications|
|Adv Methods Strength & Conditioning|
|NSCA Test Preparation|
|Leadership & Ethics|
|Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology|
|Exercise Assessment and Prescription|
|Epidemiology and Disease Prevention|
or AT 301
|Introduction to Sport Psychology|
|Electives or Minor||16|
All HSHM Majors are required to:
- Complete a concentration of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
- Earn a 2.0 overall GPA to enroll in 300 or 400-level courses in the department;
- Earn a minimum grade of a “C” in all prerequisite and major courses;
- Repeat prerequisite and major courses with a grade of “D” or lower until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved; and
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in required English and speech communication courses.
- Earn at least 120 credit hours with at least 40 upper-division credits.
- Successfully complete an internship or field experience course.
- Submit a graduation contract by the deadline the semester of graduation.
Disclaimer: The Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for student's planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.
|CIS 104||Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets||1|
|ENG 101||Rhetoric & Writing I (GT-CO1)||3|
|EPER 101||Intro to EXPER||2|
|EPER 110L||Weight Training||1|
|EPER 162||Personal Health||3|
|EPER 162L||Personal Health Lab||1|
|MATH 101||Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)||3|
|AT 260||Injury/Illness Care and Prevention||3|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric & Writing II (GT-CO2)||3|
|EPER 201||Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles||3|
|PSYC 151||Human Development (GT-SS3)||3|
|BIOL 223||Human Physiology and Anatomy I (GT-SC2)||3|
|BIOL 223L||Human Physiology and Anatomy I Lab (GT-SC1)||1|
|CID 103||Speaking & Listening||3|
|EPER 222||Behavior Facilitation||3|
|PSYC 205||Introduction to Sport Psychology||3|
|Elective or Minor||3|
|AT 232||First Aid||2|
|BIOL 224||Human Physiology and Anatomy II (GT-SC2)||3|
|BIOL 224L||Human Physiology and Anatomy II Lab (GT-SC1)||1|
|General Education Humanities and Social Sciences||6|
|Elective or Minor||3|
|EPER 301||Fitness Technology & Applications||1|
|EPER 343||Research and Statistics||3|
|Elective or Minor||6|
|General Education Humanities and History||6|
|EPER 310L||Adv Methods Strength & Conditioning||2|
|EPER 350||Leadership & Ethics||3|
|EPER 432||Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology||3|
or AT 301
|Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
or Physical Assessment
|EPER 344||Exercise Physiology||3|
|EPER 344L||Exercise Physiology Lab||1|
|EPER 461||Managing Events & Programs||3|
|Elective or Minor||4|
|AT 323||Functional Exercise Training||2|
|EPER 320||NSCA Test Preparation||3|
|EPER 436||Exercise Assessment||3|