NSCA Exam Prep Live Clinics

Are you looking for assistance in studying and preparing for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams? Check out NSCA Exam Prep Live Clinics! These in-person educational clinics are are a review of the most challenging content on the exams and are offered in three formats: 1.5-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day options with a blend of classroom lecture and hands-on training.

NSCA CSCS and NSCA-CPT Exam Preparation Live Clinics

Exam Prep Live Clinics are offered by the NSCA for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exams. These clinics can benefit anyone regardless of where you are in your preparation.

Kevin Keating -

 “Just passed my CSCS exam! I highly recommend a live exam prep clinic. I only went to scientific foundations portion but my scaled score went from 66 to 91. It was a great help in clarifying things. Don't hesitate to attend. Well worth the money.”

Autumn Marie Lockwood

 “I PASSED!!!!!! I definitely 100% recommend going to the Exam Prep Live Clinic if it comes to a city near you! It helped hearing it all out loud and they broke it down super well. This group also helped a lot! If you have questions, definitely don’t be afraid to ask in the group!! Good luck to all the future CSCS takers!!!! “

The Exam Prep Live clinics are designed to provide an engaging and interactive learning environment that moves participants forward in their preparation for the exam.

These clinics provide the following:

  • A narrowing of focus for exam preparation.
  • Identification and overview of the primary content emphasized on the exam.
  • Guidance by qualified professionals on how to analyze and apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to practice as a professional.
  • Identification of key preparation and test-taking strategies.
  • Opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification of the content presented.
  • The NSCA EP Live workbook with additional practice questions. (NSCA EP exclusive, not available for retail sale)
  • The 2 and 3-day options also include a practical session in the weight room.

When should I plan to attend an Exam Prep Live Clinic?

The Exam Prep Live Clinics have been identified as beneficial at any point of time in your preparation.

  • Just starting preparation? The breadth and depth of the study materials can be overwhelming. The Exam Prep Live Clinic will help you narrow down your focus and provide guidance to the process.
  • In the middle of preparation? Are you on track with your preparation or losing focus? The Exam Prep Live Clinic can help you get back on track and provide continued guidance.
  • Nearly ready for the exam? The Exam Prep Live Clinics can help identify any gaps in your knowledge, skills, or abilities and provide clarification of challenging aspects.

Exam Preparation Live Clinic Descriptions

Exam Prep Live Clinics are offered in three formats: 1.5-Day, 2-Day and 3-Day options with the primary focus being an engaging and interactive lecture session. Below are the basic descriptions of the clinics.

1.5-Day Exam Prep Live Clinic: CSCS Only
The 1.5-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is an intense and fast-paced engaging session and does not include the practical hands-on component in the weight room. This clinic is best suited for exam candidates with the appropriate educational background in an exercise science-related field and practical experience in a strength and conditioning setting. This clinic is only held in conjunction with the National Conferences and does not include 

View a sample CSCS 1.5-Day Exam Prep Schedule

2-Day Exam Prep Live Clinic: CSCS & NSCA-CPT
The 2-Day Exam Prep Clinic provides a fairly comprehensive review of the knowledge, abilities and skills required to work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach or NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer as identified by the CSCS or NSCA-CPT Detailed Content Outlines.

The clinics are comprised of engaging and interactive classroom sessions as well as a hands-on review of exercise technique for the core exercises for CSCS and NSCA-CPT and fitness appraisals for NSCA-CPT only.

  • Single-day Option: CSCS 2-Day Exam Prep Live Clinics Only

As the CSCS is comprised of 2 exams, Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied, individuals can opt for the single-day session.

  • Day 1 - Scientific Foundations
  • Day 2 - Practical/Applied

View a sample CSCS 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

View a sample NSCA-CPT 2-Day Exam Prep Schedule

CSCS Exam Prep: 3-Day Schedule 
The 3-Day CSCS Exam Prep Clinic is a more in-depth review of the knowledge, abilities and skills required to work as a required to work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach or NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer as identified by the CSCS or NSCA-CPT Detailed Content Outlines. This clinic has been developed to allow more time for clarification of information for all attendees and for those individuals who do not have a degree in an exercise-related field, who have been out of school for some time, or who have had limited exposure to the specific job settings. Both clinics include expanded hands-on practical sessions.

View a sample CSCS 3-Day Exam Prep Schedule

View a sample NSCA-CPT 3-Day Exam Prep Schedule

If you have additional questions about Exam Prep Live Clinics please contact us at examprep@nsca.com

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