The 16-credit specialized graduate certificate in strength and conditioning and fitness coaching equips students with the most essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the field. We provide prospective student-coaches an opportunity to receive the University of Denver’s excellent teaching and mentoring in a four-course sequence. Students benefit from high quality, engaging online instruction from a top university known for its commitment to developing scholar-coaches. Upon completion, students have the option of transferring into our 24 credit graduate certificate in strength & conditioning and fitness coaching or our master of arts in sport coaching.

Created and led by internationally respected coach educator and NSCA Fellow Dr. Brian Gearity, ours is the first and only graduate certificate program in strength and conditioning in the world. Students are individually paired with an experienced strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer who serves as a coach mentor.

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Brian Gearity

Professor & Dir MA Coach Sports Education; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, GSPP

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Clayton Roth Kuklick

Clinical Associate Professor

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