This minor provides students the scientific knowledge and applied skills to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. Content includes conducting sport-specific testing sessions, designing/implementing safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and providing guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Classes include traditional coursework, lab activities, and supervised practicum hours. Students who exhibit mastery of the coursework are eligible to sit for a national certification exam in strength and conditioning. Prereqs: Admission to any major and a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.