Colorado State Clinic

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

December 05, 2020 | 0.7 CEUs Category A



The NSCA wants to assure you that your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority. We have determined it best to hold the event online via Zoom. We will notify you by e-mail with more details. Please visit the link below for Zoom Instructions.

**Registration will close December 4th, 12pm Mountain Time. **

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Dan Hutchison, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 5 - Mountain Time Zone
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Online Check-in
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM
Thoracic Mobility and Lifts
by Grove Higgins, DC, CSCS and Kris Gieske, CSCS

Talk about how joint mobility creates or breaks strength, performance, and stability of the low back and shoulders. Participants will learn about the Neurobiomechanical Model of how joint mobility affects performance, how to evaluate this for the thoracic spine, and how to fix common problems for your client.

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Exercise and Nutrition for Mental Health
by Igor Klibanov

You will learn:
- The exercise prescription for anxiety, and how it differs from depression
- Two common conditions frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety and/or depression
- The connection between digestive health and mental health

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM
Combine Prep – A Case for Developing All Sports?
by Bill Welle, MS

NFL Combine preparation has become a big business for performance specialists. No physical tests have been more analyzed for biomechanic efficiency and output than the drills used in the NFL Combine. This presentation will break down the most effective techniques for developing acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction and apply these concepts towards developing general athleticism.

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM
Long-Term Athlete Development: Considerations for Physical Education
by Christopher J. Hecht, MA, CSCS,*D

Long-term Athletic Development (LTAD) has become a very important platform for coaches and trainers. This presentation will share insights and considerations associated with LTAD, which will help all attendees meet the needs of their athletes, students, and clients, regardless of age or ability. From the warm-up to programming, this presentation will provide a common-sense approach to implementing LTAD principles into training sessions, starting with the youth age groups and building outward to the older populations.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Sport Specific Nutrition Needs and RED-S in Athletes
by Amanda Turner, MS, RD, CSSD

Nutrition needs vary depending on sport type, training load, and level of competition. When athlete’s are chronically missing the mark on their nutrition intake compared to their exercise expenditure, they are at risk of developing complications from low energy availability. This talk will discuss the differences in athlete nutrition needs by sport, energy systems used, and complications from chronic low energy availability.

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Prepared to Serve: How Cardiovascular Fitness Plays a Part in the Fire Service
by Jim McDonald, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F

Discuss the role and importance of cardiovascular fitness and how it impacts firefighting and tactical settings.

3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
Plyometrics and Transferability to Sport
by Alison Regal, MS, CSCS, Kelli Selman, MS, CSCS and Adrianne Bishop, MS, CSCS

The Centura Sports performance staff will present on their approach to plyometric training and how to program a progressive plyometric program to ensure performance enhancement in sport and reduce injuries.

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM


Thru Nov 24 After Nov 24
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130


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  • Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone. A 50% refund will be granted on or before the early registration date. NO REFUNDS will be given after the early registration date. 

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  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many virtual options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify.  Please check the Virtual Events page for the most up to date opportunities.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the virtual event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording within 1 week after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the virtual event will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event? 
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

  • Virtual Platform

    Zoom - Instructions HERE

    Your Zoom invitation will be sent to the email in your NSCA account the week prior to the event.  Be sure to check your spam folder.


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