The NSCA proudly offers educational programs providing educational content, career development tools, and interactive resources for strength and conditioning students and professionals.

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All NSCA Programs

Coaching Strength and Conditioning Program


Online 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.

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Personal Trainer Program


The Personal Trainer Program is intended to educate and train professionals working with a wide range of clients to improve their fitness levels. EAS Sports Nutrition is the Lead Sponsor of the NSCA Personal Trainer Program.

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Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program


Designed for tactical operators and tactical facilitators, the Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) program optimizes mission/job performance by combining cutting-edge research, proven training methods and field experience to reduce injury risks while increasing strength, power, speed, agility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

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Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Program


The NSCA Registry of Strength and Conditioning Coaches is comprised of individuals who are not only experienced coaches, but who have demonstrated the practical application of foundational knowledge to assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance.

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NSCA's Assistantship and Internship Program


The NSCA has various opportunities for strength and conditioning assistantships and on-site internships throughout the year.

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CEU Provider Program


To remain certified, the NSCA requires that each certified individual maintain current CPR certification and complete the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements before December 31, 2014.

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Education Recognition Program


The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.

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Exam Preparation


The NSCA offers Exam Preparation events for individuals preparing for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) programs.

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High School Strength and Conditioning Program


Designed for high school-level strength and conditioning, this program presents the principles of conditioning and includes in-depth explanations of best practices and over 80 videos demonstrating proper techniques. This program is run in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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Performance Enhancing Drugs Education Program


Recognizing that drug use in sport is a multi-factorial problem, the NSCA is committed to providing the most recent and applied information about illicit performance-enhancing drugs to strength and conditioning professionals, athletes, parents and coaches.

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Sponsored Programs

Sports Nutrition Program


The NSCA Sports Nutrition Program is designed to educate strength and conditioning professionals, coaches, and athletes on the importance of proper nutrition when striving to attain optimal performance results. The companies that sponsor the NSCA Sports Nutrition Program all use Informed Choice to test their products to make sure they are free of banned substances.

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