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 393) 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 491.  For more information, contact Jerry Handley, Coordinator at or Carol Straight, Advising Center at (304) 293-0839 or email at

An overall gpa of 2.0 with a letter grade of "C" or better in all required courses.
Select one of the following:3-4
Human Body: Structure and Function
Principles of Human Movement
EXPH 365Exercise Physiology 13
Select one of the following:3-4
Basic Strength and Conditioning for Coaches
Strength/Conditioning Methods
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/Health3
ACE 491Professional Field Experience3
Total Hours21-23