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ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union’s sports science program recently received national recognition.

The program received approval and recognition from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program for a period of three years.

The ERP recognizes and differentiates schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning training or undergraduate personal training curricula that prepare students for the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certifications.

“This NSCA recognition of our program continues to build on the solid foundation of the Sports Science degree and our new focus on strength and conditioning,” said Ron Mendel, professor and chair of the Department of Exercise, Sport and Nutrition Sciences. “We have a significant number of alumni who have made a significant impact as college strength and conditioning coaches across the country. Our partnership with the NSCA will help us better prepare our students to become strength and conditioning professionals. “

In addition to being recognized for its excellent curriculum and commitment to the strength and conditioning profession, NSCA provides ERP institutions with benefits including, but not limited to, conference and exam prep discounts and access to internship, scholarship, and scholarship opportunities.

“By pursuing and earning NSCA recognition through ERP, Mount Union’s exercise science program has demonstrated that it meets the requirements and is committed to quality to prepare students for NSCA CPT and CSCS certifications,” said Linda Aaberg from NSCA.