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UHV kinesiology program recognized for quality

The quality of the University of Houston-Victoria’s undergraduate kinesiology program has been recognized once again as a “distinguished program” by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

The UHV College of Education & Health Profession’s Bachelor of Science in kinesiology program is reviewed every three years by the NSCA’s Education Recognition Program for its ability to prepare students for the organization’s Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certifications.

Rachel Martinez

“UHV’s continued recognition from NSCA is exciting for our kinesiology program,” said Rachel Martinez, interim dean of the college. “The association is well known as the best standard in strength and conditioning, and our students will benefit from this recognition.”

Raymond Tucker

UHV is one of 11 Texas higher education institutions that have been given this recognition, said Raymond Tucker, associate professor of kinesiology and chair of the department of kinesiology, health studies, counseling and nursing. As part of the review process, NSCA checks each school’s course syllabi and the content being taught, he said.

“This recognition confirms our program has what it takes to prepare students to get the certifications they will need to become strength coaches at the high school, college and professional levels,” Tucker said.

Another benefit of NSCA recognition is that students in UHV’s undergraduate kinesiology program will receive a $50 discount on the NSCA-CPT and CSCS exam registration fees.

“By pursuing and achieving NSCA recognition through the ERP, this program has demonstrated that it meets the requirements to prepare students for the NSCA-CPT and CSCS certifications and is committed to quality,” said a recent letter from the association to UHV.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.