Master's in Strength and Conditioning Curriculum

Master's in Strength and Conditioning Curriculum

The Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning from LaGrange College prepares graduates to work as strength and conditioning coaches and sport performance specialists. With proficiency in
strength and conditioning, program design, sport physiology, biomechanics, methods of athlete monitoring and sport nutrition, graduates will be able to analyze sport-specific needs and create suitable training programs to enhance performance.

The M.S. degree consists of 40 semester hours:

Fall I
Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)
Techniques and Methods for Monitoring Athletic Performance (3)
Advanced Sport Physiology (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term I *
Elective (3)
-Personal Training Certification Prep
or
-USAW Weightlifting Sport and Human Performance Coach Certification Prep

Spring I
Strength and Conditioning Program Design (3)
Advanced Sports Nutrition (3)
Research Design (3)
Practicum (1)

Fall II
Advanced Biomechanics for Strength and Conditioning (3)
Advanced Coaching Theory (3)
Elective (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term II *
Elective (3)
-Personal Training Certification Prep
or
-USAW Weightlifting Sport and Human Performance Coach Certification Prep

Spring II
Thesis/Internship (6)
Practicum (1)
* The Interim Terms (during January) will provide students with the opportunity to take an elective course, or they may be taken during the fall and spring semesters of their second year. Six hours of electives are required.

The M.A. degree consists of 33 semester hours:

Fall I
Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)
Techniques and Methods for Monitoring Athletic Performance (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term I *
Advanced Sport Physiology (3)

Spring I
Strength and Conditioning Program Design (3)
Advanced Sports Nutrition (3)
Practicum (1)

Summer
Research Design (3)
Elective (3)

Fall II
Advanced Biomechanics for Strength and Conditioning (3)
Advanced Coaching Theory (3)
Practicum (1)

Interim Term II *
Elective (3)
or
Personal Training Certification Prep (3)
or
USAW Weightlifting Sport and Human Performance Coach Certification Prep (3)
* The Interim Terms (during January) will provide students with the opportunity to take Advanced Sport Physiology and an elective course (which may be taken over the summer). Six hours of electives are required.