Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning Track

What Does an Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning Track Professional Do?

Your physical health is the driving force behind your day-to-day actions. Extensive research has shown that physical activity improves both physical and mental wellness and helps reduce the risk of disease and dysfunction.

As a result, the prospect of efficiently and effectively achieving an optimum level of fitness has been a rapidly growing mindset, and is one reason that individuals seek out exercise science professionals including certified strength and conditioning specialists, certified special population specialists, clinical exercise physiologists, group exercise instructors, personal trainers, and tactical strength and conditioning specialists.

Exercise science professionals study how individuals acutely respond to exercise as well as how they adapt to long-term physical activity. By understanding the human body and its adaptive responses, exercise science professionals can assist individuals to improve their physical fitness, reduce risk of injury and disease, and enhance functional performance.

They also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of people-from youth to elderly, individuals who are healthy and those with chronic diseases and medical conditions, and those who wish to enhance their performance during activities of daily living, in athletics, occupational endeavors, athletic performance, or when participating in recreational activities. Physical fitness can therefore vary for each individual; exercise science professionals aim to help individuals enhance their human performance in order reach their maximum fitness potential and enhance their ability to function in each individual’s unique setting.