MINOT, N.D. • Minot State’s exercise science and rehabilitation program has been approved and recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program.

By pursuing and achieving NSCA recognition through the ERP, Minot State’s undergraduate degree demonstrates that it meets the requirements to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certifications and is committed to quality.

“A special congrats to Heather Golly, coordinator for the new exercise science and rehab program, for acknowledgement in the NSCA Education Recognition Program,” said Terry Eckmann, teacher education and kinesiology chair. “This supports the high quality of our program and the faculty working to make it happen.”

Minot State unveiled the undergraduate program Spring 2020. The Bachelor of Science degree offers seven different tracks for students, ensuring they can choose a route best tailored for their future career path.

“This major gives students more hands-on experiences in rehabilitation both in the classroom and through their clinicals and practicums,” said Golly.

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The partnership with NSCA will provide Minot State students the opportunity to join thousands of personal training and strength and conditioning professionals around the world that share the NSCA’s passion for advancing research, education, training, and coaching of athletic performance and fitness. They will also have additional access to various resources includes career guides, exclusive ERP student resources, and NSCA scholarships.

From a statement from the NSCA, “we look forward to this partnership while providing a proven network of professional support for students as they embark on their careers in the strength and conditioning industry. We believe the NSCA is a valuable asset and NSCA program recognition underscores our commitment to the strength and conditioning profession we serve.”

Amanda Duchsherer is a digital communications specialist at Minot State University.