Nov 14, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Kinesiology: Concentration Strength and Conditioning, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


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.)

 

5. Additional Requirements


Students will have to take any required prerequisites in addition to the 120 semester hours in the concentration.

Program Notes:


Students will be required to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification exam.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in: Kinesiology: Concentration in Strength and Conditioning 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )  

MFL 1192  -  Elementary (Critical Language) II ( 3 )  

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

BIOL 1300  -  Molecules and Cell Function ( 4 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  
 

Semester Hours: 17
 

Spring Semester

ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

PEDU 1130  -  Weight Training ( 2 )  

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

BIOL 1610  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology I ( 4 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

PEDU 2100  -  Intermediate Swimming ( 1 )  
 

Semester Hours - 15
 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  SI

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  or HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

BIOL 1620  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology II ( 4 )  

PEDU 2060  -  Advanced Physical Conditioning ( 2 )  

PEDU 2075  -  Principles of Strength and Conditioning ( 3 )  

PEDU 2010  -  Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System ( 3 )  
 

Semester Hours: 18
 

Spring Semester

*  HUM GEC Requirement (3)

PEDU 2070  -  Advanced Weight Training ( 2 )  

PEDU 2000  -  Introduction to Physical Education ( 3 )  

PEDU 2080  -  Group Exercise Leadership I ( 2 )  

FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

PEDU 3560  -  Program Design in Strength and Conditioning ( 3 )  
 

Semester Hours: 16
 

Junior Year

Fall Semester 

PEDU 4120  -  Physiology of Exercise ( 3 )  

PEDU 3000  -  Motor Learning ( 3 )  

PEDU 3500  -  Emergency Care & Safety Techniques ( 2 )  

PEDU 2200  -  Practicum in Exercise Science ( 1 )   

*^ PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

FOOD 2320  -  Intermediate Nutrition ( 3 )  
 

Semester Hours: 15
 

Spring Semester

PEDU 4110  -  Kinesiology ( 3 )  

=RECR 3900  -  Facility Management ( 3 )  

#PEDU 4050  -  Fitness Management ( 3 )  

#PEDU 4130  -  Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription ( 3 )  

=RECR 3700  -  Marketing and Public Relations ( 3 )   

RECR 4610  -  Financial Management ( 3 )  
 

Semester Hours: 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester

PEDU 4030  -  Psycho-Socio Aspects of Physical Activity and Leisure ( 3 )  

PEDU 4500  -  Adapted Physical Education ( 3 )  

PEDU 4410  -  Evaluation and Measurement ( 3 )  

PEDU 4145  -  Principles of Olympic Weightlifting ( 3 )  

RECR 4900  -  Technology Applications ( 3 )   

Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester

#PEDU 4640  -  Internship in Exercise Science ( 6 to 12 )  

Total Hours: 6

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Distribution of Hours

*General Education Core Curriculum Courses - 41

+Physical Education Required Courses - 24

#Strength and Conditioning Required Courses - 33

=Recreation Required Courses - 12

^ Non-Departmental Required Courses - 10

>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.

>Students must complete PEDU 2000   before enrolling in PEDU 3000  , PEDU 2010  , PEDU 4110  , PEDU 4120   and must complete PEDU 4110   and PEDU 4120  before enrolling in PEDU 4130  .

(SI)  Speaking Intensive   (WI) Writing Intensive

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.

 

 

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