Certificate in Weight Training


The human performance studies department provides students the opportunity to complement their degree program with an undergraduate certificate in weight training. This certificate program is open to all undergraduate students. Participation in this certificate program requires an additional 12 credit hours of coursework. The weight training certificate provides students with additional training to pursue opportunities in the strength and conditioning setting as well as make them more marketable and proficient in the health, sport and fitness settings.

Program Requirements 

Students need to complete 12 credit hours from among the choices below to earn their certificate in weight training. 

Course Title Hours
HPS 106EWeight Training1
HPS 313Exercise and Sport Nutrition3
HPS 440Concepts in the Prescription of Exercise3
HPS 541Seminar in Strength and Conditioning3
HPS 750LMotivation3
HPS 590Independent Study2

An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.