Strength and Conditioning Minor
The 12-credit Strength & Conditioning minor is designed for students who want to pursue a
career training athletes as a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach. S&C Coaches train athletes
at the high school, collegiate and/or professional sports level, as well as in a traditional fitness
or wellness facility.
Students will learn how to conduct sport-specific testing, implement safe and effective athletic
conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding sound nutritional practices and injury
prevention strategies. Students will learn how to design training programs to help athletes
perform to the maximal capabilities in the areas of speed, agility, strength & power.
The completion of the minor prepares students to sit for the Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam offered by the National Strength & Conditioning
Association (NSCA). The CSCS credential is widely considered the “gold standard” in the field of
strength and conditioning and is a prerequisite for any person looking to train athletes. To be
eligible for the CSCS examination the following criteria must be met:
- Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, or be enrolled as a college senior
Note: For college seniors, the NSCA will not release your exam scores until
transcripts verifying graduation and noting the degree earned have been received
- Completed certification in CPR
| Course #
||Principles of Resistance Training
||Fitness Evaluation for Athletic
||Certified Strength & Conditioning
Specialist (CSCS) Preparation
||Practicum in Strength & Conditioning
Students must have completed all prerequisites prior to registering for the required courses.
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all minor courses.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an
Advisor, please contact the Division of ATHES at 718-488-1026