Approaching Group Fitness Using a Classroom Framework – An Examination of Best Practices in a Collegiate Physical Education Activity Strength and Conditioning Course

by Kevin Fisher, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F, Dr Richard Ferkel, PhD, and Benjamin Rollenhagen
NSCA Coach July 2023
Vol 10, Issue 1


The purpose of this article is to describe the content and format of a collegiate introductory strength and conditioning course to induce behavioral changes in college students for lifelong physical activity and fitness.

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