Strength and Conditioning Minor

College of Science and Health
Strength and Conditioning Minor

Become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Enhance your professional prospects and gain a competitive edge in the dynamic field of sport and exercise science by pursuing the Strength & Conditioning Minor at Benedictine University. This rigorous minor aligns seamlessly with the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), opening doors to exciting career opportunities in the fitness industry.

The demand for qualified strength and conditioning specialists is on the rise as individuals of all ages prioritize health, fitness, and peak performance. With a strong foundation in strength and conditioning principles and the ability to apply them in various settings, you’ll be in high demand among fitness centers, athletic organizations, and corporate wellness programs.

Enroll in Benedictine University’s Strength & Conditioning Minor and unlock your potential to become a leading strength and conditioning specialist. With our dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and NSCA-aligned content, you’ll be equipped to make a lasting impact in the fitness industry and the lives of those you serve.

Your Gateway to a Successful Career in the Ever-Expanding Fitness Industry

The Strength & Conditioning Minor at Benedictine University is your gateway to a successful and fulfilling career in the ever-expanding fitness industry. By acquiring the knowledge, skills, and certifications you need to excel in this field, you’ll not only empower yourself but also make a positive impact on the lives of others as they strive towards their health and fitness goals.

As you delve into the Strength & Conditioning Minor, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition, specifically tailored to the needs of athletes and individuals seeking optimal performance. Our comprehensive curriculum equips you with the skills and expertise to design and implement effective strength training programs that maximize athletic performance and minimize injury risk.

Become a Sought-After Professional in the Fitness Industry

Delve into the intricate world of sport and exercise science and acquire the knowledge, skills, and expertise to become a sought-after professional in the fitness industry. Benedictine University’s Sport and Exercise Science program provides a comprehensive foundation in applied functional anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, preparing you to assess athletes and clients effectively and develop personalized exercise programs that optimize their performance and well-being.

Our rigorous curriculum equips you with the ability to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of human movement and its impact on performance and health
  • Assess individuals’ physical abilities, identify their strengths and limitations, and design exercise programs tailored to their specific needs and goals
  • Apply exercise physiology principles to prescribe safe and effective training programs for athletes of all levels
  • Utilize biomechanical principles to enhance movement efficiency and prevent injuries
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and educate individuals on the importance of regular physical activity and proper nutrition

Whether you aspire to become a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, or pursue further studies in exercise physiology, athletic training, or physical therapy, Benedictine University’s Sport and Exercise Science program sets you on a path to success.

Embrace a Rewarding Career in Strength and Conditioning

Upon completing the Strength & Conditioning Minor, you’ll be well-positioned to pursue a rewarding career in the fitness industry. With your NSCA-aligned knowledge and CSCS certification, you can confidently work with athletes of all ages and levels, from high school sports teams to professional athletes, to help them achieve their peak performance goals.

A strength and conditioning minor can lead to a variety of careers, including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), personal trainer, athletic trainer, fitness instructor, health promotion specialist, strength and conditioning coach, exercise physiologist, sports scientist, college professor, and fitness industry consultant.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Strength and Conditioning Minor program:

  • Weight Training
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Principles of Biomotor Training
  • Exercise Planning and Programming
  • Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning courses (SES)

Lisle undergraduate courses and descriptions

Strength and Conditioning, Minor – Lisle


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