KNHES 3416 “Theory of Strength and Conditioning” being offered by the Department of Human Sciences is the first undergraduate course dedicated to providing the underlying background needed for the design of successful strength and conditioning programs required for optimal health and fitness for individuals across the life span to elite athletes attempting optimizing performance. Owing to the scientific nature of modern-day strength and conditioning programming, they must be supported by understanding core physiological and biomechanical principles for evidence-based practices. Knowledge-based practices as to how programs are individualized have become even more critical for player development in sports. Whether one’s career aspirations are exercise science, personal training, athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine physician, or becoming a strength and conditioning professional, having a solid base in strength and conditioning program design is fundamental for career progression. Having such a course in your background also prepares one for various certifications by national governing bodies, which all require knowledge in exercise prescription and program design.
- Who the course is relevant for
Developing expert background for exercise science graduate training, personal training, athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine physician, or becoming a strength and conditioning professional
- What it prepares you
Helps to prepare you for all of the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification tests, CSCS, CPT, TsacF , College Strength Coaches, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Per Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) PersonalTrainer certification.
- Faculty bio – Dr. Kraemer is a professor in kinesiology/exercise science at The Ohio State University’s Department of Human Sciences. He is one of the world authorities in strength training, past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), honored by the NSCA with their Lifetime Achievement Award and by the American College of Sports Medicine, by their Citation Award, over 500 publications, author of several books on strength training program design and ranked the Number 1 Sports Scientist of the top 100 in the world by Science for Sport.