The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.
A major in strength and conditioning consists of a pre-professional and a professional curriculum. Students successfully completing the pre-strength and conditioning program will apply for admission to the professional program. The successful completion of the professional program will allow the student to sit for the certification exam. A passing score on the certification exam is not necessary for awarding of a Bachelor of Science degree in strength and conditioning by The University of Findlay. This degree will focus on concepts and applications for the scientific principles of strength and conditioning as it applies to athletic team fitness program design and exercise techniques. The pre-professional curriculum consists of BIOL 201 and 201L or BIOL 322, 322L, 323, and 323L; HEPR 150, 205, 220; HPE 205, 308, and 325; PHED 336; and PSYC 100. The professional curriculum consists of SCON 101, 220, 221, 227, 228, 341, 360, 361, 365, 370, 371, and 421.
The strength and conditioning program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Certifying Examination (NSCA). Employment opportunities include YMCAs, colleges, wellness centers, corporate fitness and health clubs.
An Associate of Arts degree in personal training will focus primarily on the application of the scientific methods involved in programming exercise and conditioning program for various individual needs. An Associate of Arts degree in personal training allows the student to prepare for personal trainer examinations. These include: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Personal trainer opportunities include health clubs, corporate fitness, and YMCAs. The Associate of Arts degree in personal training consists of SCON 101, 220, 221, 227, 228, 341, 360, 361; BIOL 201 and 201L or BIOL 322, 322L, 323, and 323L; HEPR 150, 205, 220; HPE 205, 308; PHED 336; and PSYC 100.