The Exercise Science curriculum at Lindenwood University is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an educational program that has meet and continues to meet educational guidelines it sets for curriculums in areas related to Strength and Conditioning.
Lindenwood University - NSCA Education Recognition Program
Currently, Master of Science in Health at Lindenwood University is recognized for both its Applied and Research components to its curriculum. To date, this recognition has only been achieved by 11 other universities or colleges in the world and is the only in the state of Missouri or any of its surrounding states. Due to this recognition, students in both the undergraduate and graduate Exercise Science curriculums at Lindenwood University are afforded benefits not offered to students who are enrolled at a university whose program has not achieved this recognition. These benefits include:
- The student receiving a $25 discount on the registration costs to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and/or the Certified Personal Trainer examination through the NSCA (NSCA-CPT)
- For every student that registers to take an exam from Lindenwood University, the Exercise Science program at Lindenwood University will receive $25
- A searchable listing and link to your school’s program on the NSCA’s website
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (www.nsca.com) is one of the largest professional organizations devoted to areas related to Exercise Science, Sport Science and Human Performance. The NSCA offers a wide variety of programs and certifications that help students develop professionally. Student membership for the NSCA costs $65/year and provides access to all of their publications including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Strength and Conditioning Journal in addition to receiving cost reductions for attending conferences and taking certification exams. Simply registering for an exam or attending one conference can oftentimes cover the costs of a one-year membership.
In addition, the NSCA offers a series of scholarships and grants to undergraduate and graduate students. Lindenwood University students in both the undergraduate Exercise Science and graduate Human Performance programs are eligible to apply for and receive grants and scholarship that help offset costs of school, attending a conference or conducting their own research and scholarly development. More information about NSCA scholarships and grants can be found at http://www.nsca.com/Foundation/. For more information on these grants and scholarships, students are encouraged to contact Dr. Kerksick at firstname.lastname@example.org.