• Required Textbook:
    Foran, B. (2001), High Performance Sports Conditioning: Modern Training for Ultimate Athletic Development, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to cover the complete spectrum of training intensity. A conditioning program is established to meet the needs of each specific sport.

  • Required Textbook:
    Williams, M.H. (2012). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online
    This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as it relates to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. In addition, the course covers the physiological aspects of how nutrition affects the body in terms of overall optimal health.
  • Required Textbook:
    Williams, M. (1998). The Ergogenics Edge: Pushing the limits of sports performance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of research and research findings on the physiological and psychological effects of ergogenic aids on human performance in sports.

  • Required Textbook:
    Bachle, T., & Earle, R. W. (2008). Essentials of strength training and conditioning (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    Sports Strength and Conditioning is a course designed to study the fundamental principles of training and nutrition in sports and exercise. The course is intended to develop within students a knowledge of the anatomical and physiological systems challenged by sports conditioning, strength training, and an awareness of fitness and nutrition programs which can be used to enhance individual and team performance in sports. This knowledge base should translate into the ability to design and implement various types of sports conditioning programs.


  • Required Textbook:
    Weider, B. & Weider, J. (2002). The edge: Ben and Joe Weider's guide to ultimate strength, speed, and stamina. New York: Avery. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of modern coaching trends in men's bodybuilding. Training methods used for building muscle, srength and endurance are examined. Nutritional informational regarding workout and traning practices is also included.

  • Required Textbook:
    Fahey, T. D., (2007). Basic weight training for men and women (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of principles and techniques used in weight training. While its main focus is on training techniques specific to women, many of the concepts and ideas apply to weight training generally.