Exam Preparation Live Clinics

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    General Information

    NSCA CSCS and NSCA-CPT Exam Preparation Live Clinics

    The NSCA offers Exam Prep Live Clinics for individuals preparing for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams. Exam Prep Live Clinics are offered in three formats: 1.5-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day options with a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on training.

    Increase Your Likelihood of Success

    The passing rate for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam is 58% and the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is 63%. The NSCA Exam Prep Live Clinic is designed to help individuals understand the most relevant content as it pertains to these exams. Your time is valuable; spend it efficiently by focusing your studies on the most relevant content!

    The NSCA Exam Preparation Clinic provides:

    • An overview of the content and concepts emphasized on the exam
    • Access to the NSCA’s leading education professionals 
    • Multi-day options
    • Key test-taking strategies
    • The NSCA EP Slides book (NSCA EP exclusive, not available for retail sale)

    Can't Wait? Accept the challenge and stay ahead of your competition!

    2-021Get started today by taking advantage of the following exam preparation resources:

    CSCS Study Material
    CSCS Exam Content Description
    NSCA-CPT Study Material
    NSCA-CPT Exam Content Description

    NOTICE: It is important to understand that this clinic, by itself, is not intended to fully prepare candidates for the NSCA examination. Candidates who are more prepared (have read the Essentials textbook) will have a better experience and increase their chances of conceptually understanding each lecture. Attending a clinic is not required to take the examination.

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    Interested in Hosting an Exam Prep Clinic?

    Colleges and other fitness education providers can apply to host an NSCA Exam Prep (EP) clinic at their location. EP clinic hosts receive PowerPoint slides, NSCA marketing assistance, attendee workbooks, and more. Registration is handled by the NSCA and revenue is split between the host and the NSCA. Host applications are evaluated based on the following qualifications:

    • Combination of certification, education, experience.
    • Requested date, location, and availability of NSCA representative. First-time hosts must present with an NSCA representative. Based on an evaluation from the NSCA representative, the host may receive “approved NSCA EP clinic provider status,” which allows the host to offer the EP clinic multiple times per year without an NSCA representative present. 
    • Access to strength equipment and hands-on training space at the host site. This includes barbells, squat racks, dumbbells, and stability balls.
    • Availability of projection and A/V equipment at the host site.

    Application Process

    1. Download and submit the EP Clinic Host Application (PDF).

    2. If approved, the applicant will receive a contract and presenter application(s)

    3. Applications to host must be received by the NSCA a minimum of three months before the event date.

    4. A minimum of 20 registered participants must be reached by three weeks from the event in order to host the event. Maximum numbers depend on facility capacity.

    EP Host Application (PDF)
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    Upcoming Exam Prep Live Clinics

    CSCS Exam Prep Live Clinic Schedule

    NSCA-CPT Exam Prep Live Clinic Schedule

    CSCS Exam Prep Live Clinic Descriptions

    CSCS Exam Prep: 1.5-Day Schedule

    The 1.5-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a lecture-only program best suited for exam candidates who have an educational background in an exercise science-related field and practical experience in a strength and conditioning setting. The 1.5-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline and provide opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented.

    CSCS Exam Prep: 2-Day Schedule

    The 2-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Day 1 will cover information specific to the Exercise Science portion of the exam while day 2 will cover the Practical/Applied portion. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    CSCS Exam Prep: 3-Day Schedule

    The 3-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. This clinic has been developed for those individuals who do not have a degree in an exercise-related field or who have been out of school for some time. The 3-Day clinic provides 2-days of exercise science lectures followed by a 3rd day in which the Practical/Applied portion of the exam will be reviewed. The 3-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    NSCA-CPT Exam Prep Live Clinic Descriptions

    NSCA-CPT Exam Prep: 2-Day Schedule

    The 2-Day NSCA-CPT Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the NSCA-CPT Exam Content Outline, opportunities to practice identifying correct and incorrect exercise techniques, and opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

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    CSCS 1.5-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 1.5-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a lecture-only program best suited for exam candidates who have an educational background in an exercise science-related field and practical experience in a strength and conditioning setting. The 1.5-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline and provide opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.

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    CSCS 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 2-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Day 1 will cover information specific to the Exercise Science portion of the exam while day 2 will cover the Practical/Applied portion. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.  

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    CSCS 3-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 3-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. This clinic has been developed for those individuals who do not have a degree in an exercise-related field or who have been out of school for some time. The 3-Day clinic provides 2-days of exercise science lectures followed by a 3rd day in which the Practical/Applied portion of the exam will be reviewed. The 3-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.

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    NSCA-CPT 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 2-Day NSCA-CPT Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the NSCA-CPT Exam Content Outline, opportunities to practice identifying correct and incorrect exercise techniques, and opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.

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    CSCS 1.5-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 1.5-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a lecture-only program best suited for exam candidates who have an educational background in an exercise science-related field and practical experience in a strength and conditioning setting. The 1.5-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline and provide opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.

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    CSCS 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 2-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Day 1 will cover information specific to the Exercise Science portion of the exam while day 2 will cover the Practical/Applied portion. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.  

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    CSCS 3-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 3-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. This clinic has been developed for those individuals who do not have a degree in an exercise-related field or who have been out of school for some time. The 3-Day clinic provides 2-days of exercise science lectures followed by a 3rd day in which the Practical/Applied portion of the exam will be reviewed. The 3-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the CSCS Exam Content Outline; opportunities are provided to review exercise technique skills, examine program design, and to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.

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    NSCA-CPT 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

    The 2-Day NSCA-CPT Exam Prep Clinic is a combination of lecture and practical sessions. The 2-day clinic will provide a comprehensive review of the knowledge required and identified in the NSCA-CPT Exam Content Outline, opportunities to practice identifying correct and incorrect exercise techniques, and opportunities to seek clarification of the information presented. Practice questions will also be provided and reviewed.

    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to changes in location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.