This degree prepares individuals to pass national certification programs in strength and conditioning, personal training, and other fitness/conditioning leadership programs. Coaches at public and private institutions will find this program particularly valuable, as it will not only increase their expertise, but enable them to advance to a higher pay scale.
The Sorenson Physical Education Building is one of the finest facilities of its type in the western United States. It houses a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fitness center, three basketball courts, an indoor track, a climbing wall, five racquetball courts, five "smart" classrooms, and several specialized labs.
Two-weeks of on-campus classes and training during the summer session.
Name: Kent Jones
Class of: 2012 Southern Utah University
Current job: Adjunct Professor, SUU PEHP Department
“There are a few things about SUU’s program that were appealing to me when deciding where to attend and that I enjoyed while taking the required classes. Most important was the emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to sport, not just simply learning about kinesiology. I also wanted the hands-on classes regarding advanced techniques of resistance training. The availability of classes being offered online also allowed me the flexibility to take classes when I was available. After completion of the master’s program I felt prepared to enter either a doctoral program or the professional field.”