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The NSCA's highly respected certifications set your resume apart in today's job market and will help take your career to new heights.

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Since 1978, the NSCA has been pioneering the industry through sound academics, science-based research, and strength and conditioning coaching.

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60,000+ members and certified coaches, trainers, educators, and scientists share knowledge and grow together in online groups and at engaging events.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®)

The industry-leading certification for professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes and teams to top levels of performance.

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If you desire to train athletes and teams using strength and conditioning programming backed by scientific research.
Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS)

A first-of-its-kind certification, the CPSS is for experienced professionals who apply data and research to train athletes to top levels of performance.

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If you desire to support athlete training by seeking improved athletic performance and reduced injury through sport science.
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer®(NSCA-CPT®)

The leading certificate available for personal trainers. Backed by the NSCA’s evidence-based approach, the NSCA-CPT sets you apart from the rest to launch your career growth.

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If you desire to motivate, educate, and train clients to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
Certified Special Population Specialist® (CSPS®)

The certification for fitness professionals who collaborate with healthcare professionals to improve the health, wellness, and fitness needs of all ages, including people with chronic and temporary health conditions.

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If you desire to motivate, educate, and train clients who need specialized attention due to individual health needs.
Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator®(TSAC-F®)

The preferred certificate for tactical trainers. Train and enhance the fitness of military, law enforcement, and first responders for the unique physical challenges encountered in the tactical environment.

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If you desire to increase the readiness, strength, and resilience of professionals working in tactical fields.

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Elevate your career in strength & conditioning to new heights with an NSCA certification.


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