Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certificate
what will you learn?
The Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certificate is designed for the student who wants to specialize in the area of strength and conditioning for health fitness and sports and/or prepare for national certification in strength training.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of the strength and conditioning coach.
- Describe and discuss human movement from physiological and biomechanical perspectives.
- Define the components of muscular strength, endurance and power as related to motor performance and functionality.
- Define ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) guidelines for fitness.
- Describe and administer fitness assessments for each of the components of fitness and relate to program design.
- Discuss exercise programming considerations for populations with medical concerns and demonstrate basic emergency care procedures.
- Define and employ leadership competencies such as effective interviewing skills and motivational techniques.
what will you do?
Work toward your assocuate degree, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Personal training
- Group conditioning
- Physical therapy
24 total credits
15 credits program requirements + 9 credits electives
No online courses are available for this program.
Choose two 3-credit classes from any HFN and/or NTR course in the HCC catalog.
From the HCC catalog, select three 1-credit courses with an HFN prefix.
Students who are seriously considering pursuing a degree program are encouraged to take BIO 217 Anatomy and Physiology I (has pre-requisite of BIO 100, 103, or 107 of C or better) and BIO 218 Anatomy and Physiology II in place of BIO 111 as they will be required for a degree program.
HFN 190 should be taken as one of the final classes in this program.