Strength and Conditioning

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Total Credits39


 Major Requirements

Required Courses
BUSI 214Business Communications3
COMM 414Social Media Management3
HPER 109Exercise Techniques and Program Design3
HPER 127Introduction to Kinesiology3
HPER 128Communication for Health Care Professionals3
HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
HPER 210First Aid & CPR1
HPER 212Introduction to Stress Management2
HPER 220Practical Application of Fitness Education3
HPER 258Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 259Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 308Introduction to Nutrition3
HPER 309Sport Nutrition Concepts3
HPER 350Sport Ethics2
HPER 384Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
HPER 405Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning3
HPER 425Sport Psychology3
HPER 438Organization and Administration for Kinesiology3
HPER 444Exercise Physiology of Peak Performances3
HPER 487Field Experience2-4
MGMT 330Principles of Management3
MRKT 305Principles of Marketing3
Directed Electives20-22
Gender Communication
Public Relations
Group Dynamics
Sports Information
Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society
Field Experience
Drug Education and Information
Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
Therapeutic Exercise
Field Experience
Outdoor Pursuits for the Physical Educator
Evidence-Based Practice
Foundations of Leadership
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
Total Credits80-84

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  80-84 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Plan of Study

First Year
English Composition (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
HPER 100 (Gen Ed)2HPER 1283
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
MATH 104, 107, or 210 (Gen Ed)3Literacies (Gen Ed)3
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 16 16
Second Year
BUSI 2143Directed Elective3
HPER 1093HPER 1273
HPER 2203HPER 2072
HPER 2583HPER 2122
PSYC 111 (Gen Ed)3HPER 2593
 Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 16
Third Year
Direct Elective3Additional Humanity/Social Science (Gen Ed)2
Directed Elective3COMM 4143
HPER 3093Directed Elective3
MGMT 3303HPER 2101
MRKT 3053HPER 3502
 HPER 3843
 15 14
Fourth Year
HPER 4383HPER 405 (even years)3
HPER 4443HPER 4253
Art & Music (Gen Ed)3HPER 4872-4
Directed Elective3Directed Elective3
Directed Elective3Directed Elective3
 15 14-16
Total Credits 121-123

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop safety procedures in the fitness venue.
  2. Students will be able to perform fitness evaluations and exercise testing to assess physical condition.
  3. Students will design, implement and/or modify safe and effective exercise prescriptions to improve health and performance.
  4. Students will create projects that demonstrate communication, managerial, fiscal, and leadership concepts.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to relate concepts of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to movement activities.