Texas) Hardin-Simmons University’s Exercise Science Program has received the status
of “Educational Recognition Program”
(ERP) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Science Program met the NSCA’s educational guidelines and was approved as an
NSCA ERP for Strength and Conditioning in July 2015.
Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic
institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to
meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.
and Conditioning Program Recognition signifies the curriculum meets the
educational guidelines in preparation for the Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification Exam.
recognitions are good for three years and schools are eligible for renewal
following this three-year period. HSU is now listed on the NSCA’s website list
of ERP schools at http://www.nsca.com/Programs/Education-Recognition-Program/Recognized-ERP-Schools/
The NSCA is
the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and
disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve
athletic performance and fitness.
two other institutions holding the recognition at the undergraduate level in
the state of Texas. HSU is the third
member of the 180 Christian institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges
and Universities to have an academic program achieving this same recognition