Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Strength and Conditioning Minor

Heavy Lifting

Do you like lifting heavy? Consider a minor in strength and conditioning and be prepared to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s certification exam to become certified in strength and conditioning. Study exercise physiology, theory of strength and conditioning, nutrition for exercise and sport, and more. Learn through lectures, labs, and hands-on training. With a strength and conditioning minor you’ll be prepared to take on the role of strength and conditioning or athletic coach at the K-12 or collegiate level.