​​​​Strength & Conditioning​

The strength and conditioning major prepares entry-level practitioners with a solid foundation of knowledge and theory as well as practical application of strength and conditioning (or personal training) methods. The University of Findlay is one of a select group of schools in the United States that offer a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognized program. 

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in strength and conditioning can well prepare you with the pre-requisites ​for a future career as:​

  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Sports Performance Enhancement Coach
  • NCAA Strength Coach
  • High School or Prep-School Strength Coach
  • Graduate Study (Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Exercise Science)​​​

The strength and conditioning major is a progressive depth of study in sports science and training theory throughout the curriculum. Upon successful completion of the professional program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in strength and conditioning. You will also be well prepared to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) examination and others, such as the Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS) or the Certified Personal Training (NSCA-CPT) examinations​.​

Experiential Learn​ing

Within the strength and conditioning major, two internships are required to graduate. These internships may include working with a University of Findlay athletic team, a regional fitness center or sports team, or performance enhancement training center. This will provide you with a chance to gain critical hands-on experience. ​

Education Recognition Program
Acceptance into the Education Recognition Program (ERP) means that the ​University of Findlay has met, and continues to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. Recognition is good for three years. ERP consists of three separate recognitions: 

The ERP Personal Training Program
Recognizes colleges and universities that offer two- and four-year educational programs in personal training.

The ERP Strength and Conditioning Program
Recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning.​


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