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The SCJ is the professional
journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic
trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning
Earn CEUs. Browse the list of NSCA approved home study courses and live events.
Check out the newest offering in the NSCA's Sport Performance Series.
The National Strength
and Conditioning Association is dedicated to empowering the strength coach. A coaching development path has been created that leads to
becoming a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC), which includes
certification and experience. Acting as a coach advocate, the NSCA Education Department aims to educate and train coaches to
apply evidence-based knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes
for the primary goal of improving strength and conditioning.
and hands-on programs are offered to teach coaches to implement standardized
testing, safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs,
nutrition programs for athletes, injury prevention and reconditioning. The
future is very bright for strength coaches with exciting new programs that
empower strength coaches at all levels.
If you have questions about any of the
new Coaching Strength and
Conditioning programs please contact the NSCA's Education department.
The NSCA's Four Steps to Success helps to monitor the development of athletes, measure the effectiveness of the training programs, and motivate athletes to achieve their training potential. Print out and use the NSCA testing and evaluation downloads highlighted below.
The NSCA Registry of Strength and Conditioning Coaches encourages high standards of professional practice and responsibility. The NSCA will maintain a registry of individuals who have demonstrated they are experienced coaches who practically apply foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance.
View the RSCC Registry
They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, provide guidance (or advice) for athlete nutrition, injury prevention or reconditioning. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct from the medical, dietetic, athletic training, and sport coaching fields, Registered Strength and Conditioning Coaches (RSCC, RSCC,*D, or RSCC,*E) consult with and refer athletes to these professionals when appropriate.
Each Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach receives a certificate to acknowledge RSCC, RSCC*D, or RSCC*E status.
The NSCA is proud to present awards that recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen profession. Follow the links below for more details and past winners of awards in the coaching performance field.
The following references are excellent tools for the practicing strength and conditioning coach.
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