BS In Strength And Conditioning Coaching
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Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Build and Tone Your Leadership Skills with a Bachelor’s in Strength and Conditioning – Coaching Degree

Coaching is about connecting with athletes one-on-one. It is vital to train coaches who know how to relate on a personal level. An athlete is more than their jersey number, and not every athlete needs to be coached in the same way. Similarly, they all bring unique talents and personalities to the team setting that should be respected and recognized.

At Liberty University, you can pursue your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Strength and Conditioning – Coaching and set yourself up for a successful and rewarding career as a sports coach who can have a profound impact on the lives of athletes. We aim to equip you in a unique way that enables you to support your athletes both physically and spiritually. The level of trust and depth that is established in a weight room between coaches and athletes is a special working relationship where mentoring and discipleship can occur. 

This program provides you with a comprehensive and in-depth education focused on human physiology, anatomy, movement science, and coaching principles. Throughout the program, you can develop a detailed understanding of the human body, its responses to exercise, and the techniques involved in strength training and conditioning. Our aim is to empower you with invaluable knowledge and advanced skills to establish yourself as a professional who can offer top-notch fitness training and coaching.

Through our program, you can develop your own integrity and maturity in a way that builds on your academic knowledge to earn credibility as a coach and a person. Whether you work with athletes dedicated to their sport or individuals who aim to improve their health and performance, you can have an immense effect on the people around you.  

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s BS in Strength and Conditioning Coaching Degree?

Liberty University’s BS in Strength and Conditioning – Coaching was designed with your career in mind. We’ve integrated the opportunity to earn an industry-standard certification into the curriculum to optimize job readiness. The most common career path graduates can pursue is the role of strength and conditioning coach in the context of team sports. Often, employment is found in high schools, universities, or professional sports. If you are looking to get into high-performance coaching, tactical strength training, and/or conditioning in the private sector, our degree can help you get prepared.

While there are many caring coaches, we as Christians have the opportunity to impact this profession by modeling humility and servant leadership. Strength and conditioning provides mentoring and discipleship opportunities to build trust with students both inside and outside the classroom. Athletes are supported by their training programs, which are created by strength and conditioning professionals.

Our faculty comprises seasoned professionals who bring their rich, real-world experiences to the classroom, meaning you can learn directly from their in-depth knowledge and professional insights. Moreover, Liberty University emphasizes moral and ethical considerations in all fields of study. This creates a unique educational environment that equips you with not just technical skills and knowledge but also a strong sense of responsibility, integrity, and ethical consciousness.

In addition, our vibrant campus life offers numerous opportunities for personal growth, cultural exposure, and networking. At Liberty University, you are not just a student – you are part of a thriving community. Pursue your degree with us today!

What Will You Learn in Our Degree for Strength and Conditioning Coaching?

Embarking on the Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning program at Liberty University allows you to gain a broad understanding of strength training, conditioning, and coaching principles. The course selection is meticulously curated to ensure you can acquire the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in this field.

The curriculum starts with foundational courses, progressing into more specialized topics. These subjects include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise leadership
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Measurement and evaluation in health and kinesiology
  • Musculoskeletal terminology and clinical documentation
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Strength and weight training and conditioning

Through the program, you can gain a detailed understanding of the human body’s structure and functions, learn how to document clinical encounters, comprehend how the body responds to physical activity, observe and analyze movement patterns, and understand the substances used to enhance sports performance.

Furthermore, you can acquire practical skills and experience from hands-on courses, enhancing your understanding of training methods and their effects on performance. You can also delve into the science behind sports performance and the psychological and physiological processes involved in learning and refining motor skills.

As a student in this program, you can graduate with the opportunity to sit for 2 certification exams that can help you in your future career. You will also accumulate 510 hours of practicum and internship experience as part of the degree requirements. The program can prepare you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.* This certification is an industry standard and important for success in the profession. Accomplishing this certification within your program can help you get a head start on your future!

Review the Degree Completion Plan and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

*Testing for this certification is an optional part of the student’s senior-level coursework, but can also be completed after graduation.

Featured Courses

EXSC 350 – Biomechanics

PHED 208 – Motor Learning

SMGT 300 – Introduction to Coaching

STRG 335 – Speed, Agility, and Quickness

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Strength and Conditioning Bachelor’s Degree

  • Liberty University holds regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Every professor has years of experience and an advanced degree in a related field.
  • You’ll receive hands-on experience with lab, practicum, and internship opportunities.
  • Our Human Performance Lab, Motion Analysis Lab, and Functional Assessment Lab ensure you are on the cutting edge of the technology used in the field.
  • Upon graduation, you can have the opportunity to sit for 2 certification exams that are relevant to your future career.

BS in Strength and Conditioning – Coaching Degree Information

Potential Career Opportunities for Bachelor’s in Strength and Conditioning – Coaching Graduates

Some of the professions you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in strength and conditioning include:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Private sector human performance coach
  • Strength and conditioning coach – high school, college, professional
  • Strength and conditioning specialist – rehabilitation
  • Tactical strength and conditioning specialist

Admission Requirements for Our Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.