The Strength & Conditioning concentration is designed from the National Strength & Conditioning Association standards including course work from:
- 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 certification. 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
Specific Core Requirements
|EPER 101||INTRO TO EXPER||2.0|
|EPER 162||PERSONAL HEALTH||3.0|
|EPER 162L||PERSONAL HEALTH LAB||1.0|
|EPER 222||BEHAVIOR FACILITATION||3.0|
|AT 232||FIRST AID||2|
|EPER 343||RESEARCH AND STATISTICS||3.0|
|EPER 344||EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY||3.0|
|EPER 344L||EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB||1.0|
|EPER 461||MANAGING PROGRAMS IN EXHPR||3.0|
Specific Concentration Requirements
|EPER Core Courses|
|Required Concentration Courses|
|CIS 104||INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL SPREADSHEETS||1|
|EPER 110L||WEIGHT TRAINING||1|
|EPER 201||DRUGS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES||3|
|PSYC 205||INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|AT 260||INJURY/ILLNESS CARE & PREVENTION||3|
|EPER 301||PERFORMANCE VIDEO ANALYSIS||1|
|EPER 310L||ADV METHODS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING||2|
|EPER 320||NSCA TEST PREPARATION||3|
|AT 323||FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE TRAINING||2|
|HS 330||EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DISEASE PREVENTION||3|
|or AT 301||PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT|
|EPER 350||LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS||3|
|EPER 432||APPLIED SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|EPER 436||EXERCISE ASSESSMENT||3|
|EPER 494||FIELD EXPERIENCE||6|
|Other Required Courses|
|BIOL 223||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I||3|
|BIOL 223L||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY I LAB||1|
|BIOL 224||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II||3|
|BIOL 224L||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II LAB||1|
|COMR 103||SPEAKING AND LISTENING||3|
|MATH 101||INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE MATHEMATICS||3|
|PSYC 151||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT||3|
|General Education: English||6|
|General Education: History||3|
|General Education: Humanities||6|
|General Education: Social Science||3|
|Courses Outside the Major|
|Select 18 credits||18|
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 162||Personal Health||3|
|EPER 162L||Personal Health Lab||1|
|AT 260||Injury/Illness Care and Prevention||3|
|ENG 102||Rhetoric & Writing II (GT-CO2)||3|
|EPER 110L||Weight Training||1|
|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|
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening||3|
|EPER 201||Drugs and Healthy Lifestyles||3|
|EPER 222||Behavior Facilitation||3|
|PSYC 205||Introduction to Sport Psychology||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|
|MATH 101||Introductory College Mathematics (GT-MA1)||3|
|EPER 301||Performance Video Analysis||1|
|EPER 343||Research and Statistics||3|
|Elective or Minor||4|
or AT 301
|Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
or Physical Assessment
|EPER 310L||Adv Methods Strength & Conditioning||2|
|EPER 350||Leadership and Ethics||3|
|EPER 432||Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology||3|
|EPER 344||Exercise Physiology||3|
|EPER 344L||Exercise Physiology Lab||1|
|EPER 461||Managing Programs in EXHPR||3|
|Elective or Minor||6|
|AT 323||Functional Exercise Training||2|
|EPER 320||NSCA Test Preparation||3|
|EPER 436||Exercise Assessment||3|
|Elective or Minor||6|
|EPER 494||Field Experience||6|