Strength and Conditioning Concentration

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mission and goal statement

The mission and goal of the Strength and Conditioning Concentration of the BS in Exercise Science in the Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences at UNC Charlotte is to use an evidence based curriculum and experiential learning to prepare students in the strength and conditioning industry standard knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to lead in the diverse strength and conditioning workforce.

 

program description

The Strength and Conditioning Concentration prepares students with the knowledge and skills essential for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Students apply industry standard, evidence-based guidelines to the administration of fitness assessments, the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs, and the management and oversight of such programs. Students complete 25 hours of coursework encompassing the knowledge and skills essential to the certified strength and conditioning specialist. The culminating experience of the concentration is a robust internship under the supervision of an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Students are encouraged to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

 

student learning Outcome statement

Students will apply industry standard, evidence based guidelines to the job tasks and responsibilities of strength and conditioning practitioners, including fitness assessment,  development of strength and conditioning programs, and program management and oversight.

 

accreditation status

The Undergraduate Exercise Science Degree Program within the Department of Applied Physiology, Health and Clinical Sciences at UNC Charlotte is seeking accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education for its Strength and Conditioning Concentration.

 

Outcomes

 

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Enrollment

9      

Graduation

       

Retention

       

CSCS Pass Rate*

       

Grad Placement**

       


*First time pass rate

**Percentage of survey respondents positively placed in employment or graduate school within 1 year of graduation

 

PROGRAM Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Joseph Marino
Associate Professor
jmarin10@uncc.edu | 704-687-0863

Field Experience Coordinator

Tracy Bonoffski
tbonoffs@uncc.edu
704-687-0858