Academic Catalog

Exercise Science Major, Strength & Conditioning Concentration — B.S.

The strength and conditioning concentration provides students with a theoretical understanding of the biomechanical, neuromuscular, physiological, and psychological responses and adaptations to exercise. Through concentration specific courses, electives, fieldworks, and internships, an exercise science degree with a strength and conditioning concentration provides students with the skills to assess physical function and the knowledge to improve sport performance through advanced strength, speed, power, agility, and balance training. Graduates typically work as strength and conditioning specialists and coaches at high schools, colleges, universities, and private training facilities. They also work as personal trainers and business owners, and successfully enter graduate and professional schools.


General Requirements7-8
Basic and Applied Sciences40
ESS Strength and Conditioning concentration26-32
Integrative Core Curriculum 119
Free electives22-29
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

PHYS 10100Introduction to Physics I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics for Business, Economics and Management
Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences
Statistics in Psychology
Basic Statistical Reasoning
EXSS 12000Anatomy and Physiology I 14
EXSS 12100Anatomy and Physiology II 14
EXSS 12500Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness (Foundations of Human Performance & Wellness)2
EXSS 20200Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSS 22000Kinesiology4
EXSS 24600Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
EXSS 30600Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
EXSS 32000Neuromuscular Control3
EXSS 32100Exercise Physiology 14
EXSS 42100Advanced Study in Exercise Physiology3
EXSS 42200Exercise and Rehabilitation Psychology3
HLTH 20200Human Nutrition3
EXSS 17300Fieldwork in Exercise Science I1
EXSS 26200Personal Training3
EXSS 26400Strength and Conditioning Foundations3
EXSS 26500Practicum in Strength and Conditioning I1
EXSS 37500Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Sciences3
EXSS 38400Practicum in Strength and Conditioning II1
EXSS 38500Practicum in Strength and Conditioning III1
EXSS 46600Administration, Mentoring, and Professional Preparation3
EXSS 39000Advanced Strength and Conditioning (Advanced Strength & Conditioning )3
EXSS 47000Applied Practice in Strength and Conditioning (Applied Practice in S&C)1
EXSS 47300Internship: Strength and Conditioning 26-12
Total Credits73-80