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Strength and Conditioning Concentration

Program Type: Undergraduate

This concentration in Strength and Conditioning prepares you to work with athletes as a strength and conditioning coach. 

You'll complete courses in a variety of areas related to sport performance (e.g., assessment and weight training courses for athletes, nutrition, sports medicine) as well as 6 credits of in-house practicum in strength and conditioning and a 240 hour internship in the field of strength and conditioning.

In This Program

  • You'll gain the knowledge necessary to pass nationally recognized strength and conditioning certification exams
  • You'll learn the skills and abilities to be successful working with recreational to professional athletes in a commercial setting or with collegiate or professional teams
  • You will be prepared to complete a graduate program in the field should you choose to do so. 

In Their Words

"The high quality and knowledge of the professors, along with the small class sizes, and the family-like atmosphere of the department were highlights of the EXSS program at Fitchburg State. To this day, I am still close with my classmates and professors. Choosing the Fitchburg State EXSS program was one of the most influential decisions I've ever made. The doors that have opened and the opportunities I've been afforded both personally and professionally directly circle back to my time at Fitchburg. I couldn't be happier about my time there.

- Devan McConnell '08, Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning, New Jersey Devils

Program Information 

Experiential Opportunities

Previous internships have been at sites such as:

  • Cressey Sport Performance 
  • Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning 
  • Athletic Evolution 
  • College of the Holy Cross 
  • Assumption College 
  • Nichols College

The EXSS department has relationships with existing Strength and Conditioning programs where you can pursue internships, or you can elect to intern at another location.


Curriculum for Strength and Conditioning Concentration, B.S.
Four Year Plan of Study
Department Home Page
How to Apply