Strength and Conditioning BS

A major in strength and conditioning consists of a comprehensive curriculum incorporating required courses and elective courses. This degree focuses on concepts and applications of scientific principles of strength and conditioning. Successful completion of the program of study will allow the student to sit for the national certification exam (NSCA CSCS Exam). A passing score on the certification exam, however, is not necessary for awarding of a Bachelor of Science degree in strength and conditioning by The University of Findlay.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

BIOL 222Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I

3

BIOL 222LAnatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I Lab

1

BIOL 223Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II

3

BIOL 223LAnatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II Lab

1

HEPR 150Introduction to Health Professions

1

HEPR 205Human Nutrition

3

HHP 200Perceptual Motor Development and Learning

3

HHP 205First Aid and Care of Athletic Injuries

2

HHP 308Physiology of Exercise

3

HHP 325Research Methods in Health and Human Performance

3

HHP 336Biomechanics

3

PSYC 100General Psychology

3

SCON 101Introduction to Exercise Technique

1

SCON 220Foundations of Personal Training

2

SCON 221Practical Applications in Personal Training

2

SCON 227Practicum: Personal Training

1

SCON 360Foundations in Strength and Conditioning

3

SCON 361Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

3

SCON 470Strength and Conditioning I

3

SCON 471Strength and Conditioning II

3

SCON 421Practicum: Strength and Conditioning

2

SCON 490Senior Seminar in Strength and Conditioning

1

Elective Courses (must complete 6 hours from below):

HEPR 450Sports Nutrition

2

HHP 200Perceptual Motor Development and Learning

3

HHP 465Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Practicum

1 to 2

HHP 484Research in Health and Human Performance

variable

HHP 495Applied Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

3

PSYC 100General Psychology

3

SCON 228Practicum: Athletic Facility Management

1

HHP 484: maximum of four hours

Graduate Study Options

Students who are pursuing UF’s Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree, following the guidelines for Early Assurance and Junior Admit options, may apply up to 32 semester hours of their graduate coursework to the 124 undergraduate total hour requirement. The MAT degree does not need to be earned prior to the bachelor’s degree being conferred. All requirements for this major must be completed prior to enrolling in a graduate program, the degree will be conferred at the completion of the first year of graduate study. For more information about Graduate Study Options, students are directed to the current UF Graduate Catalog.