The Strength and Conditioning concentration will prepare students to work with athletes as a strength and conditioning coach in secondary schools, collegiate and professional sport programs and private settings. The student will develop the skills and knowledge required to design physiologically sound programs to enhance athletic performance and implement programs. Through coursework, practicums, and internships, you will learn the knowledge and skills needed to earn certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This certification is required in order to obtain a job in the field of strength and Conditioning.
1. 120 semester hours:
Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F/ grades in major and non-major required courses.
2. General Education Requirement:
Freshman and Sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum(GEC), required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. GEC courses should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Students must have a ‘C’ or better in ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , BIOL 1620 and Math.
3. Program requirements:
Non-departmental requirements(must have a grade of ‘C’ or better):
(List non-departmental course requirements, if applicable; non-departmental courses are courses outside the student’s department and may include recommended GEC courses or additional GEC courses. BE SURE TO NOTE which GEC courses May share/meet a GEC area, as well as those that May Not share with the GEC, i.e., the student must take these courses in addition to standard GEC options. Do not include GEC courses that are standard for all students, e.g., English, ENG 1320 , HUM 2410/2420, Speech, etc.)
>Students must complete all GEC courses by the second semester Sophomore Year
<Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major prior to enrolling in PEDU 4640 and must have completed all coursework with a “C” or better. Students will not be allowed to enroll in the course if they have not finished all courses.
Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program, and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.