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Tactical Athlete Strength, Conditioning, and Injury Prevention Graduate Certificate

The term "tactical athlete" (TA) can refer to firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and military service members. Turn your passion for health and physical fitness into a rewarding career helping TAs improve their fitness, injury resilience, and occupational work capacity.

The Tactical Athlete Strength, Conditioning, and Injury Prevention certificate comprises 18 credits and features a 100% online curriculum. The mission of the program is to provide graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to improve the health and fitness of tactical populations, who face unique and demanding physical requirements.

Throughout the program, students will utilize a science-based approach in areas including exercise science, sports medicine, athletic training, exercise physiology, human performance, and strength and conditioning.

What This Certificate Program Can Do for Your Career

  • Provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address the specific strength and performance challenges faced by tactical athletes
  • Give you the training you need to be competitive in the emerging—and growing—market surrounding tactical athlete testing, fitness, and injury prevention
  • Help you work to improve the health of those who protect our communities

Professional Skills

  • Obtain knowledge in exercise science practices specific to emergency responders
  • Identify injury risk factors
  • Perform movement and fitness assessments
  • Develop strength and conditioning programming to meet occupational needs of emergency responders
  • Create corrective and preventative exercise programs to reduce injuries