Bachelor of Science in Allied Health: Strength and Conditioning Graceland University
The Strength and Conditioning track readies students to pursue careers like personal trainers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to design safe and effective fitness programs with the primary goal of improving athletic performance. Learn how to conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
Strength and Conditioning is one of three tracks available under the Allied Health major. In order to complete this program, you must complete both the core requirements for the Allied Health major and the Strength and Conditioning track requirements.
Core Requirements (advanced tracks require additional coursework as indicated below):
- ATHT2500 Medical Terminology – 2
- ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries – 4
- HLTH1100 First Aid – 1
- HLTH2560 Nutrition – 3
- HMSC3200 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice – 3
- MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences* – 3
- PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology – 3
- PHED1600 Corrective Exercise – 3
- PHED2120 Motor Learning – 3
- PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training – 3
- PHED3340 Biomechanics – 3
- PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise – 3
- PHED4725 Practicum of Clinical Assessment or PHED4726 Practicum of Human Performance – 3
- PHED4750 Allied Health Capstone – 3
- PSYC1300 Introductory Psychology* – 3
Allied Health: Strength and Conditioning Track
The Allied Health track in Strength and Conditioning is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in strength and conditioning, personal training, corporate wellness, or a graduate degree in exercise physiology. Students will gain the scientific background necessary to be quality practitioners.
Additional required courses for Allied Health Concentration in Strength and Conditioning
- BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab – 4 or BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab and BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab – 8
- HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior – 3
- HLTH3220 Personal and Community Health – 3
- HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition – 3
- PHED3120 Speed, Agility, and Endurance – 3
- PHED/PSYC3130 Sports Psychology – 3
- PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Program – 3
- PHED4730 Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning – 3
A Strength and Conditioning major can help to prepare you for a career as a:
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Personal/Athletic Trainer
- Exercise Physiologist
- High-Performance Manager or Associate Athletic Director
- and many other exciting fields.
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