Plan for your future with a sports strength & conditioning degree.

Jobs in the fields of strength and conditioning and personal training are expanding and the knowledge required for sports professionals has never been more highly valued. Prepare yourself for a future as a sports professional with the Academy’s online bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning.

A sports degree with foundational knowledge informed by science.

The Academy’s online bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning aims to arm students with a foundational knowledge informed by up-to-date research. Students will be taught how to think critically in order to develop the skills necessary for a career in today’s strength and conditioning field.

82%

of alumni say they secured employment within 4 months of graduation.

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Cost per credit hour is

$484

And No Hidden Fees

This covers the complete cost of your course, including textbooks and proctoring fees.

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Next Possible Start

Oct 15

Start dates are the 1st and the 15th of every month. Discuss steps and deadlines with your Enrollment Counselor.

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Our strength and conditioning bachelor’s degree can prepare you for national certification exams.

Coursework will closely follow the industry standards set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students who complete this degree will be prepared to take national certification exams, such as the one offered by the NSCA, which are critical to advancement in the profession.

Arm yourself with knowledge.

Graduates of the Academy’s strength and conditioning bachelor’s degree program will have the physiological and sports management knowledge required to direct, develop and run a training facility. They will also be trained to work with athletes to improve their athletic performance, understand nutrition, and to learn necessary kinesiology, anatomy and physiology to prevent sports-related injury.

Sports Strength & Conditioning Curriculum

  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Ethics in Sports
  • Organization & Management in Sports
  • Leadership Principles in Sports

Required courses

  • Technology in Sports
  • Applied Sports Performance
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Personal Training
  • Sports Strength & Conditioning
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Sports Marketing
  • Professional Examination Preparation

Electives

  • Sports Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Officiating
  • History of Sports
  • Psychology of Sports
  • Scientific Principles of Human Performance
  • Legal Concepts in Sports
  • Fundraising in Sports
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Sports Facilities Management

Research Core Courses

  • Statistical Methods in Sports
  • Senior Research Project

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Admission Requirements

The Academy’s undergraduate degrees are upper-division programs, so applicants must have first completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of college courses. Applicants must submit a personal statement 300-400 words in length explaining why they would benefit from an Academy education.

Our sports degree holders are leaders around the world.

Since the Academy’s founding in 1972, thousands of Academy graduates have gone on to success as coaches, managers, educators, athletic directors and administrators, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, researchers and a myriad of other professionals at all level of sports, including professional, Olympic, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational.

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Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Academy’s bachelor’s degree programs among the nation’s top 10 online degrees in its “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” survey.

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