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Strength & Conditioning Program at Central College, Pella, IA

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!


From the Central College website, (2023): “Central College is at the forefront of the strength and conditioning field, not only in providing sophisticated and highly individualized training programs for athletes but with an academic component through a unique strength and conditioning major within the kinesiology program. Through classroom study and practicums, Central’s program prepares students for professional opportunities. Many other colleges and universities hire Central College graduates to lead their own strength and conditioning programs.



“In 2022, Central’s strength and conditioning program became the first college in Iowa and one of just five in the nation to earn accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Programs — demonstrating Central’s commitment to the highest standard of excellence for its students, faculty and athletes. This process ensures that Central graduates are well prepared to enter the strength and conditioning profession with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to meet industry standards and keep athletes safe.


“In 2023, the program earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of the Exercise Sciences. Central’s kinesiology program is the only accredited program in Iowa and one of 99 in the nation.”


Central College is one of the 31 colleges featured in my new book (click image for information):




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