Piedmont University’s Master’s Program in Health & Human Performance Receives National Recognition
Piedmont University’s Master of Science in Health and Human Performance has received the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s official seal of approval.
NSCA notified Piedmont last month that the master’s program in Health and Human Performance has received its three-year Education Recognition certificate.
“This is the NSCA’s ‘seal of approval,’” said Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Athletic Training Program Director Dr. Abbey Dondanville.
In its letter to notify Piedmont of its recognition, the NSCA wrote: “A successful career in strength and conditioning or personal training begins with a quality classroom education that is backed by the NSCA.”
“This is a huge accomplishment for our program,” said Dondanville. “It is a clear signal to prospective students that when they earn a degree in Health and Human Performance from Piedmont University, they will receive the preparation they need to be successful in this field.”
Founded in 1978, the NSCA is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world.
Piedmont’s Master of Science in Health and Human Performance combines biology, anatomy, nutrition, and fitness to prepare students for two exams: the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Alumni of the program are working as successful personal wellness consultants, strength and conditioning coaches, and fitness center managers. The Health and Human Performance program is housed within Piedmont's R.H. Daniel College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Learn more about the program at piedmont.edu/hhp.