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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Sport Coaching Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning and Fitness Coaching

Do you want to become a strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer? Maybe you want to add to your existing skill set or business offerings by adding exercise and fitness related activities and events? Or, are you a sport coach who wants to learn the winning edge of effective and applied strength and conditioning to enhance athletic performance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the University of Denver's Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning and Fitness Coaching is exactly what you're looking for.

Our graduate certificate will teach you the applied knowledge and skills to design, implement, and problem solve real-world strength and conditioning and fitness problems. Check out these program features and come learn from our faculty who exemplify the scholar-coach model of applied practice.   

Program Highlights

• The first and only graduate certificate program in Strength and Conditioning in the world.
• Created and led by internationally respected coach educator and NSCA Fellow Dr. Brian Gearity.
• Program is designed to be completed in as short as 1 year, while students are able to continue working part-time or full-time.
• Students benefit from a flexible, fully online program.
• Courses designed and taught by experts in teaching, strength and conditioning, online learning, and coach education.
• As an additional opportunity for growth and development, students are individually paired with a coach mentor who is an experienced strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer.
• Admitted students receive a substantial tuition scholarship, making this certificate program affordable for all while attending a prestigious private university.


The "ERP" logo is a trademark of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States and/or other countries.

Watch the video recap of a special workout event hosted by Sport Coaching Director, Dr. Brian Gearity: