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
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 meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
Instructional material requirements:
You will receive instant access to the digital edition of the following textbook:
National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
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.
Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
|There is no facilitator for this program, however support will be offered through email and phone.|
This program is open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Yes, this program prepares you for the NCSF-Certified Strength Coach (CSC).