Strength and Conditioning Graduate Certificate

Certificate Requirements:  12 Credit Hours

Admission Standards

For admission to the Strength and Conditioning certificate program, the applicant must:

A. Have completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution;
B. A minimum 2.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA; AND
C. Be admitted to Graduate Studies.

Standards of Progression and Graduation

A. Each student will file a program of study with College of Graduate Studies after a review with                 his/her advisor.
B. A minimum overall grade point average of B or better must be earned for the certificate to be                awarded on the graduate level.
C. Each student will successfully complete a comprehensive assessment administered during the             student's last semester of completion.

Program of Study

Credit Hours
SMED   5090GNutritional Issues/Sprts Med3
SMED   6030Evidence-Based Research in Strength & Conditioning3
SMED   6060Exercise Physiology3
SMED   7070Theory and Method of Strength & Conditioning3
Total Credit Hours12

Post-Certification Admission to MSSN

Students who successfully complete the Program of Study for the graduate certificate in strength and conditioning may be considered for admission into the MSSM program. Students who wish to be considered for admission into the MSSM program upon successful completion of the graduate strength and conditioning certificate must formally apply to the MSSM Program and meet all MSSM admission requirements.

Only 6 credit hours earned during completion of the strength and conditioning certificate may be applied to completion of the MSSM.