May 27, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Strength and Conditioning Concentration, Exercise Science, BS

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Exercise and Sports Science

Professor & Chairperson
Jason Talanian

Professors Associate Professors Assistant Professors
Jeff Godin Jessica Alsup Karen Keenan
Timothy Hilliard David Heikkinen  
Monica Maldari  Lindsay Parisi  
Danielle Wigmore    

Requirements for the Major in Exercise and Sports Science

Prerequisites: All Exercise and Sports Science majors must complete a core of EXSS courses, General Education requirements, and a 225-hour internship.

A prerequisite minimum grade of 2.0 in EXSS 1011  (Intro to Exercise Science) AND BIOL 1200  (Anatomy & Physiology I)is required in order to move forward in the major.


Requirements for the concentration in Strength and Conditioning

The role of the strength and conditioning coach has and will continue to grow. Today’s strength and conditioning coach focuses on athlete health, injury prevention, and the improvement of human performance. The delicate balance among these dimensions requires a specific set of knowledge, skills, and abilities from the Exercise and Sports Sciences. The strength training and conditioning coach needs to be able to communicate with other team health care professionals including the Team Physician and Athletic Trainer. Thus, the strength and conditioning coach must be proficient with program design and be knowledgeable in the area of Sports Medicine. Graduates from the Strength and Conditioning concentration will have the knowledge necessary to pass nationally recognized strength and conditioning certification exam, will possess the skills and abilities to be successful working with recreational to professional athletes in a commercial setting or with collegiate or professional teams, and will be skillfully prepared to complete a graduate program in the field.

Required General Education Courses

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