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APRIL 21

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A Certificate in Sport Enhancement will take your exercise sessions and training expertise a step further by developing your evidence-based exercise programming skills to support current exercise trends. Through our hybrid format, including hands-on experience during residency weekends, the program focuses on performance optimization to develop proficiency in advanced testing/assessment methods to emphasize client programming and meeting their performance optimization goals. 

The certificate offers flexibility by combining asynchronous online content and face-to-face residency weekends to incorporate hands-on skill development immediately applicable to your work with athletes and clients. The certificate is three courses, 9 credits, designed to be standalone or as the foundation for our Master of Science in Sport Performance degree, giving you a head-start toward degree completion. Either way, you and your clients benefit from scientifically supported advanced knowledge and skills.

Certificate Courses

  • EXSC 710, Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • EXSC 716, Applied Methods in Human Performance Testing 
  • EXSC 702, Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning and Sport Science 

What makes the LVC Certificate in Sport Enhancement unique?

  • You’ll learn from NSCA-CSCS certified health science faculty who are engaged in research with athletes and clinical practice
  • Our courses are offered online with residency weekends to apply knowledge and skills.
  • One course/semester—complete your certificate in less than one year (accelerated options are also available).
  • You can apply your Certificate in Sport Enhancement (9 credits) toward a Sport Performance MS degree.

Eligibility Information and Application

Applicants must…

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college, university, or professional school attended.  

*If you are enrolled in a bachelor’s program, conditional acceptance decisions will be made using unofficial transcripts from each college, university, or professional school attended. Official transcripts must be submitted demonstrating degree completion before course registration.