The Winona State University Undergraduate Strength and Conditioning Program has earned accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE, pronounced kass-key), a recognized authority in quality strength and conditioning education.

“This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to upholding the highest standards of quality and excellence in our strength and conditioning program,” said Brian Zeller, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Winona State. “Our curriculum, faculty, and facilities have undergone rigorous evaluation to ensure that we provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to excel in the field of strength and conditioning, and keep athletes safe.”

Winona State’s Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences: Strength and Conditioning program is designed to meet the program accreditation standards set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of performance-based locations including universities, high schools, private performance enhancement facilities, and professional teams. Additionally, only graduates of CASCE-accredited programs will qualify to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.

CASCE accreditation is part of an initiative by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to elevate and advance the strength and conditioning profession. As the accrediting agency, CASCE is responsible for developing and maintaining a quality assurance process that ensures all future professionals are capable and well-prepared to enter the strength and conditioning profession. This accreditation process establishes a qualified workforce that has the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to meet industry standards, keep athletes safe, and attain success.

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About the Winona State College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Winona State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides quality graduate and undergraduate programs in Nursing and Health Sciences, Recreation, Tourism, and Social Work. The College’s educational environment supports life-long wellness in the individual, the University, the community, and global society committed to social justice. Its programs are designed to graduate caring, ethical, competent, and progressive professionals who are sensitive to diversity and prepared to work with individuals through all stages of health and wellness.

The Winona State College of Nursing and Health Sciences is comprised of six departments: Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Services; Healthcare Leadership and Administration; Nursing; Recreational Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation; and Social Work.

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