Fitness, Athletic, Strength Training (FAST)

Major: Kinesiology

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology

Total Credit Hours: 120 Hours

About the Program: The FAST Concentration program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the fitness industry. Our curriculum aligns with the current standards of distinguished fitness organizations (National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, International Sports Sciences Association, and the American Council on Exercise). Through hands-on experiential learning our students are prepared to become strength and conditioning specialist, certified personal fitness training, corporate wellness directors, and influential professionals in the fitness field.

Sample Coursework: Kinesiology Physical Activity Course, First Aid & CPR, Essentials of Personal Training,Fundamentals of Group Exercise Training, Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning I, Seminar in Kinesiology, Program Design for Special Populations, Psychological Aspects of Sports/Biomechanics, Theory of Strength Training & Conditioning II, Internship in Kinesiology, Electives (16 Hours… 6 Hours Advanced).

Please see attached PDF for degree plan. 

Degree Completion Options: Masters in Kinesiology, career examples: EXOS (International Athletic Performance Company), Olympic Training Center, Athletic Training and Health- State, National Fitness Centers (Anytime, L.A. Fitness, etc.), NCAA Strength and Conditioning Programs