Inspire Others to Become Healthier

The Strength and Conditioning concentration within the Health and Human Performance Department at Texas A&M University–Commerce will allow students to achieve proficiency in the skill of performance coaching by having a world class understanding of the science leading of optimizing human potential and provides real world experience in the strength and conditioning profession. The program focuses on gaining combined competencies of sport/exercise science, management and individualized and group coaching. The Strength and Conditioning program is designed to prepare students for advanced certification in sports science, to critically evaluate new technologies and program proposals and be an advocate for their clients in a constantly changing field of sports performance. Graduates will take with them substantial experience, expertise and other resources to effectively address the challenges of serving as strength and conditioning specialists.

Note: This program provides education to pass the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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What You Will Learn

A bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sports studies with a strength and conditioning emphasis will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic and advanced knowledge of human body function and movement
  • Engage in strength and conditioning programming and methodology
  • Apply methods of fitness testing, analysis and integration
  • Learn concepts of nutrition, hydration and sport fueling
  • Acquire concepts of leadership and administration
  • Obtain field experience through internship

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Kinesiology and Sports Studies

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Hands-On Experience

Our faculty will help you tackle complex topics and discover solutions and methods with hands-on learning.

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Career Readiness

Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a variety of settings. The Department of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources needed to excel.

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Our faculty are committed to evidence-based practice and offer quantitative and qualitative research opportunities.

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Our Facilities

Foster your education with a space designed for innovation and collaboration. Our new Nursing and Health Sciences Building features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that provide you with an unmatched experience.

Internship opportunities

The strength and conditioning emphasis requires an internship. Such experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce kinesiology students.


The strength and conditioning emphasis requires students to choose and complete an 18-hour minor such as:

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Designed for part- and full-time students, most courses are offered at our main campus in Commerce and our locations in Frisco and McKinney (CHEC).


Phi Pi Delta, the organization for health and human performance majors, provides many benefits to its members:

  • Meet new people that share common interests
  • Network with key professionals in your field of study
  • Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
  • Engage in social activities with faculty and other students (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
  • Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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