Course Code: GES160
Learn the basics of strength and endurance training. You will learn how to perform a sport analysis in order to develop a fully customized program for any type of athlete. You will also discover how to develop performance assessments and evaluations for elite athletes.
Learn the science behind sport biomechanics. You will discover the variety of training needs for different sports based on specific movements of the body. You will also learn how to integrate corrective exercise into a training program in order to help athletes prevent injury and maintain performance standards.
Discover everything you need to know about sport metabolism in order to understand what the athletes you train really need. You will examine nutritional needs and ergogenic aids as means of enhancing athletic performance.
Focus on performance preparation and learn how to plan for the needs of those you train. You will learn foundations and techniques for Olympic weightlifting and consider the theories behind speed, agility, and quickness training.
Examine a variety of considerations for training programming. You will learn how to develop programming suited for optimum performance in any sport. You will also consider periodization methods for athletic training.
Learn the best methods to ensure those you train avoid injury. You will consider the needs of a variety of athletes in preventing injuries and also learn the latest techniques involved in rehabilitation training. You will discover how to quickly and safely return athletes to competition.
I. Performance Assessment and Evaluation
A. Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
B. Sport Analysis for Program Development
C. Performance Assessment for Elite Athletes
A. Sport Biomechanics
B. Integrating Corrective Exercise
III. Sport Metabolism
A. Sport Metabolism
IV. Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
A. Sport Nutrition
B. Ergogenic Aids for Sport Performance
V. Training Techniques for Athletic Performance
A. Performance Preparation
B. Foundations and Techniques for Olympic Weightlifting
C. Theories and Concepts for Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
D. Technique and Instruction for Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
VI. Advanced Programming for Sport
A. Considerations for Programming
B. Programming for Sport Performance
C. Periodization Methods for Sport
D. Conditioning for Intermittent Sports
VII. Injury Prevention and Return to Competition
A. Injury Prevention and Return to Competition
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
The NCSF-CSC course itself is available to all candidates interested in furthering their education in the field of strength and conditioning. In order to take the NCSF-CSC credentialing exam, candidates must be 18 years or older and meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. You will receive access to the digital edition of the following textbook:
The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) advocates for the education and certification of exercise professionals in the United States. The NCSF wishes to promote industry standards in order to foster excellence in the industry and ensure that professionals follow ethical standards. It also seeks to promote public health through exercise intiatives and awareness. The organization’s NCCA-accredited fitness certifications are well-known throughout the industry for their comprehensive and robust subject matter, and can assist you on your path to becoming an exercise professional.
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Yes, this course prepares you for the NCSF-Certified Strength Coach (CSC).
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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