Department: Human Performance and Health Education
Minor: Strength and Conditioning
The mission of the Strength & Conditioning Minor is to provide students invaluable hands-on experience to expand their knowledge in the field of athletic performance enhancement.The minor in strength and conditioning consists of 16 credits of didactic/laboratory and internship courses to prepare students for employment in the health and fitness industry and for certification as a strength coach or personal fitness trainer. The minor can be completed in 2 academic years (fall/spring) or can be spread over the student’s undergraduate degree program. This program is currently pursuing accreditation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (required by 2030).
According to the U.S. government Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fitness trainers and strength and conditioning experts are projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This is predicated upon the realizations from businesses, government, and insurance organizations recognizing the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees.