What type of training is best? What exercises yield the biggest benefits? How do you help someone build strength, endurance or athletic skill?

The Fitness and Conditioning minor will give you the foundation to work in community recreation program, help individuals to lead healthier lives or pursue a career in the health sciences. Courses are taught by professors in the Kinesiology department, who foster critical and creative thinking, analytical approaches, responsible decision making, and oral and written communication skills. 

What types of jobs are there for those with a minor in Fitness and Conditioning?

Students who earn the Fitness and Conditioning minor can go on to a variety of careers, including coaching, personal training or teaching. 

What is the coursework required for a minor in Fitness and Conditioning?

Students will take 18 credit hours and complete the following courses to earn the minor:

  • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Practical Training for the Fitness Professional
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Internship in Fitness and Conditioning

For more information on the Fitness and Conditioning minor, please contact Associate Professor of Kinesiology kristyb [at] stedwards.edu (Kristy Ballard).