Strength and Conditioning Concentration
mission and goal
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.
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
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.
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.
EXER 2294 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
EXER 2290 Emergency Medical Response (3 credits)
EXER 3660 Practitioner Seminar (1 credit)
EXER 4100 Organization & Administration of Exercise Science (3 credits)
EXER 4285 Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
EXER 4333 Psychology of Sport (3 credits)
EXER 4490 Field Experience (9 credits)
The curriculum prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam.
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**Percentage of survey respondents positively placed in employment or graduate school within 1 year of graduation
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Field Experience Coordinator