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Strength and Conditioning

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Strength and Conditioning

The minor in Strength and Conditioning requires 31 credits of course work and practical experience. The minor is designed for students with an interest in pursuing a profession as a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, coach, or athletic trainer. To be eligible for admission to the minor in Strength and Conditioning, a student must have earned at least 60 credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and be admitted to a major. Graded courses in the minor may not be taken pass/fail.  Admission is competitive and requires an application process.  The minor requires KINES 262, 264, and 311 as prerequisite coursework.  Required courses include KINES 305, 362, 380, and 411.  In addition, students will have vocational practicum experiences with KINES 412, 413, and 414 under the supervision of approved strength and conditioning experts.  Each practicum is 120-150 hours per term, with a required total of 400 hours for the completion of the minor. Credits for the minor must include 9 credits of upper-division work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. 

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