Central College’s kinesiology program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of the Exercise Sciences.
Central’s kinesiology program is the only accredited program in Iowa and one of 99 in the nation. Central’s strength and conditioning program continues to be one of five programs across the nation approved by the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education.
“I am proud that Central is a leader in the field of kinesiology and strength and conditioning,” says Dave Pavlat, associate professor of kinesiology and program director of strength and conditioning. “Our department is committed to our students so that they receive the best possible opportunities during their time at Central and after they graduate.”
To be accredited by the CAAHEP, Central had to complete a meticulous nine-step accreditation process which included a comprehensive review and a site visit. During this process, Central faculty and staff showed strong dedication to their students and the program by teaching, demonstrating and facilitating important skills and concepts of the major.
This accreditation is important for students who are looking to earn the American College of Sports Medicines Certified Exercise Physiologist certification as it will be a national requirement beginning in 2027.
More information about the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be found at caahep.org.