PE - General
Our Physical Education - General program provides students the opportunity to study the foundations of physical activity in the scope of a fitness professional. This program is designed for those students that are not interested in teaching in the K-12 system, but would prefer to find roles in fitness centers or pursue graduate courses in exercise science or sport studies.
The Limestone University Physical Education major prepares students for various career opportunities: coaching, collegiate/professional sports, health fields, and fitness clubs. Students in any of the physical education disciplines are encouraged to continue their education by seeking a graduate degree.
PE Strength and Conditioning
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists are professionals who practically apply foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance for athletes in nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing their area of expertise is separate and distinct from the medical, dietetic, athletic training, and sport coaching fields, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists consult with and refer athletes to these professionals when appropriate.
The responsibilities and professional scope of practice for Strength & Conditioning professionals can be subdivided into two domains: "Scientific Foundations" and "Practical/Applied". Each of these involves corresponding activities, responsibilities and knowledge requirements.
- Exercise Sciences (Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, etc)
PRACTICAL / APPLIED
- Program Design
- Exercise Technique
- Organization and Administration
- Testing and Evaluation
- Limestone College has been recognized by the National Strength & Conditioning Associations Education Recognition Program since 2007. The ERP Strength and Conditioning Program recognize the colleges and universities that offer at least a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in strength training and conditioning.
The Limestone College Physical Education major prepares students for various career opportunities: coaching, collegiate/professional sports, health fields, and fitness clubs. Students in any of the physical education disciplines are encouraged to continue their education by seeking a graduate degree.