Strength & Conditioning

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Health, Wellness, & Exercise Science

Students exercising in the Murphy Recreation Center

Department Overview

The professional preparation of skilled teachers of physical education and health, as well as qualified persons in the allied areas of coaching, athletic training  and the fields of leisure and sports management.

Degree Objectives

  • Preparation for the student to pursue graduate studies;
  • The opportunity for the student to experience both the learning of theory and the discovery of application through practical extracurricular experiences;
  • The opportunity for certification in first aid, CPR, lifeguard training and water safety instruction;
  • Wholesome health and fitness attitudes and knowledge for all students so that they may have the opportunity to discover and to choose healthy lifestyles.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Coach


Mary Flynn
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Contact by Email

Amino Center

Department Website

  • Jarod Crowley
    Athletic Trainer/Instructor
  • Mary Flynn
    Assistant Professor & Department Chair
  • Angela Humburg
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Kylei Mason
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Sharon Mathis
    Professor Emerita
  • Dennis Murphy
  • David Slack, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor & Director of Athletic Health Care
  • Jon Stammers, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshmen Year

GNST-1000BC Experience1
ENGL-1010English Composition3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
EXSC-1107Beginning Weight Training1
EXSC-2209Personal & Community Health2
BIOL-1107Principles of Biology4
Mathematical Reasoning3
EXSC-2260Muscular Involvement in Resistance Training2
ENGL-2210First Aid & Personal Safety2
Aesthetic Foundation3
EXSC-2240Structural Anatomy3
Historical Inquiry Foundation3
Swimming Course1

Sophomore Year

Foreign Language4
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Aesthetic Experience3
Person and Community Foundation3
EXSC-2263Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
Historical Inquiry Foundation3
EXSC-3303Basic Nutrition3
EXSC-3330Advanced Weights & Plyometric2

Junior Year

EXSC-3310Introduction to Personal Training3
EXSC-3357Tests & Measurements of HWES3
Faith or Philosophy3
Natural World4
EXSC-3380Kinesiology & Biomechanics3
EXSC-3320Essentials of Strength & Conditioning3
Faith or Philosophy3
Theory of Coaching2
EXSC-3366Physiology of Exercise3
Dance Class1

Senior Year

Faith or Philosophy3
Theory of Coaching2
EXSC-3350Psychology & Methods of Coaching2
EXSC-4422Strength & Conditioning Practicum1
Faith or Philosophy3
EXSC-4402Organization & Administration2
EXSC-4423Strength & Conditioning Practicum1
STRC-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Health Care
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education
  • Minors in Exercise Science & Physical Education

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