Strength and Conditioning

Minor Code - U091

The  Strength and Conditioning minor is designed for individuals who would like to be a strength coach at the high school, college, or professional level or a strength and conditioning professional in the fitness/wellness fields.  The minor provides students with in-depth understanding of the theory and practical consideration associated with physical training in the areas of speed, agility, strength, endurance, flexibility, and power. 

The completion of the minor prepares students to take the Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification exam offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Certification in CPR is required for the CSCS exam. EXPH 364 (or PET 124 & PET 125) and EXPH 365 (or EXPH 369) are pre-requisite courses for ACE 369ACE 369 is a pre-requisite course for ACE 371 and ACE 372ACE 371 and ACE 372 are pre-requisites for ACE 475.  For more information, contact Guy Hornsby, Coordinator at William.Hornsby@mail.wvu.edu or Carol Straight, Advising Center at (304) 293-0839 or email at cstraig@mail.wvu.edu.

An overall SPA of 2.0 with a letter grade of "C-" or better in all required courses.
REQUIRED COURSES
EXPH 365Exercise Physiology 1 3
Select one of the following sequences:3-4
Kinesiology
Or
Human Body: Structure and Function
and Principles of Human Movement
All of the following coursework MUST be completed:
ACE 369Basic Strength/Condtng-Coaches (EXPH majors can substitute EXPH 369 for 4 cr)3
ACE 371Strength and Conditioning Coaching Techniques (only offered during summer)3
ACE 372Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning (only offered during summer)3
HN&F 200Nutrition/Activity/Health (NH&F 171 is pre-req)3
ACE 475Strength and Conditioning Internship (Culminating course in minor)3
Total Hours21