UMHB’s Strength and Conditioning Education Program is the First in the Country to Receive Accreditation from CASCE
BELTON, Texas—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is honored to announce that its Strength and Conditioning Education Program (SCEP) is the first in the country to receive accreditation from the Council of Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning (CASCE). UMHB’s Strength and Conditioning Education Program is a concentration within the exercise physiology major.
According to the official letter from CASCE, “this accreditation decision indicates the program’s compliance with the CASCE Professional Standards and Guidelines. By achieving initial accreditation, the program has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated its commitment to offering a measurable, accountable program, and of the highest quality in preparation for students pursuing careers in strength and conditioning.”
At UMHB, the SCEP is offered in a Christian environment led by faculty who teach and mentor with integrity, sensitivity, and a commitment to excellence. The SCEP prepares undergraduate students to serve as leaders who demonstrate excellence in improving human performance, maximizing athlete safety and mastering athletes’ needs. The program provides an innovative and dynamic curriculum that reflects a scientific basis for understanding, contemporary strength and conditioning practice, exercise testing and technique, program design and program administration.
“It’s important that as a profession we standardize strength and conditioning education so we can optimize athlete peak performance, but more importantly, ensure athlete safety,” explained Dr. Colin Wilborn, UMHB’s executive dean for the Mayborn College of Health Sciences and director of the Strength and Conditioning Education Program. “We could not be more honored to be recognized as the first program in the country to receive CASCE accreditation. This accreditation opens so many doors for the future of UMHB’s exercise physiology graduates.”
UMHB is at the forefront of exercise physiology education with its outstanding faculty, facilities and laboratories. Exercise physiology majors have opportunities to assist professors in cutting-edge nutritional, exercise, health and rehabilitation research in UMHB’s state-of-the-art laboratories. The university’s exercise physiology major follows the guidelines established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators worldwide.
To learn more, visit Exercise Physiology | Health degree | UMHB.