Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is now approved as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Recognized Undergraduate Strength and Conditioning Program. The program prepares students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
The approval recognizes and distinguishes Peru State’s strength and conditioning or personal training curricula.
Professor of Kinesiology and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Kyle Ryan, says, “The recognition from the NSCA is another wonderful milestone for the Kinesiology program at Peru State College. It allows students to take certifying exams at reduced costs, as well as the ability to attend area and national conferences at a discount.”
Dr. Ellie Kunkel, dean of the School of Education, adds that, “This recognition, along with our clinical agreements with Makovicka Physical Therapy, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, and our articulation agreement with the Athletic Training program at the University of Nebraska Omaha, makes the Kinesiology program the program of choice for aspiring students.”
In addition to a rigorous curriculum, the Peru State Kinesiology program provides students with the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research and internships. A human performance lab provides state of the art metabolic testing, body composition analysis, EMG/ECG function, as well as anaerobic and aerobic program design. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers with professional sports teams and colleges and universities.
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