Undergraduate Catalog


Strength and Conditioning BS

A major in strength and conditioning consists of a pre-professional and a professional curriculum. Students successfully completing the pre-strength and conditioning program will apply for admission to the professional program. The successful completion of the professional program will allow the student to sit for the certification exam. A passing score on the certification exam is not necessary for awarding of a Bachelor of Science degree in strength and conditioning by The University of Findlay. This degree will focus on concepts and applications for the scientific principles of strength and conditioning as it applies to athletic team fitness program design and exercise techniques.

Pre-Professional Curriculum

Required Courses:

BIOL 201Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

3

and

BIOL 201LIntroduction to Anatomy and Physiology/Lab

1

or

BIOL 322Human Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 322LHuman Anatomy & Physiology/Lab

1

BIOL 323Human Anatomy & Physiology II

3

and

BIOL 323LHuman Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab

1

 

HEPR 150Introduction to Health Professions

1

HEPR 205Human Nutrition

3

HEPR 220Medical Terminology

3

HPE 205First Aid and Care of Athletic Injuries

2

HPE 308Physiology of Exercise

3

HPE 325Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education

3

PHED 336Kinesiology/Biomechanics

3

PSYC 100General Psychology

3

Professional Curriculum

Required Courses:

SCON 101Strength Training and Exercise

1

SCON 220Personal Training I

2

SCON 221Personal Training II

2

SCON 227Practicum: Personal Training

1

SCON 228Practicum: Athletic Facility Management

1

SCON 341Structural Kinesiology

3

SCON 360Physiology of Exercise Prescription with the Athletic Population

2

SCON 361Physiology of Exercise Prescription with Adults and Special Populations

2

SCON 365Post-Cardiac Rehabilitation

1

SCON 370Strength and Conditioning I

3

SCON 371Strength and Conditioning II

3

SCON 421Practicum: Strength and Conditioning

2

The strength and conditioning program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Certifying Examination (NSCA). Employment opportunities include YMCAs, colleges, wellness centers, corporate fitness and health clubs.