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Tactical Athlete Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention

George Mason University

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1431 USD/credit 25758 USD/full
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543 USD/credit 9774 USD/full
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About

The term Tactical Athlete (TA) can refer to firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and soldiers in all branches of the military. The unique physical requirements of the Tactical Athlete Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention at George Mason University require high levels of fitness and the ability to perform strenuous tasks with little to no warning.

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Overview

About the course

For all TA fields, fitness testing, fitness, and injury prevention are inherently part of the culture. The United States Bureau of Labor reports average to above average growth of firefighters, police, and military occupations over the next decade. According to data from 2015 there are 1.1 million (345,000 career, 815,000 volunteer) firefighters, over 800,000 police officers, and more than 1.2 million active duty military in the US.

The Tactical Athlete Strength, Conditioning and Injury Prevention at George Mason University features a 6 course, 18 credit, 100% online curriculum. The mission of the certificate  program is to provide graduates with foundational knowledge, skills and abilities to become leaders in tactical strength, conditioning and injury prevention. The curriculum covers content focused on improving the health, fitness and resiliency of emergency responders (i.e. Tactical Athletes). Upon graduation students will be prepared for a variety of positions (Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletic Trainer, Health and Fitness Coordinator) or to pursue a graduate degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •     Advanced Functional Anatomy   
  •  Advanced Exercise Physiology   
  •   Movement and Fitness Assessment   
  • Applied Biomechanics   
  •  Corrective and Preventative Exercise Techniques

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

18 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume: Resume should be updated and free of grammatical errors.
  • Goals Statement: The goals statement is 750-1000 words and should describe your academic and career goals related to the intended program. We recommend that applicants are specific in describing their past experiences related to the intended program as well as personal and professional aspirations. We also would like to know why you are choosing Mason to attend graduate school.
  • Transcript: Students can upload their unofficial transcripts for application review. Students with international credentials must provide official documents for admissions review.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • National

    25758 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit
  • In-State

    9774 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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