Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

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 4, 12pm Mountain Time.** 

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 5 - Eastern Time Zone
8:10 AM - 8:40 AM
Online Check-in
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Opening Remarks
by Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D
8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
Recovery Cycle: The Links that Control Transformation
by Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS

Learn how to appropriately apply convenient recovery protocols into programs to maximize performance and individuality for each client. This presentation will discuss the key links that are critical to improving a client's recovery process with applications of health, stress, nutrition, sleep, and training with current evidence that is valued in strength and conditioning. Additionally, attendees will learn how to regulate and modulate training programs to reduce unwanted fatigue and produce superior adaptations. 

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
How Wellness Creates a Physically Literate Culture for All
by Rick Howard, DSc, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

Many of us specialize in one population, whether athletes, tactical personnel, or populations with special needs, for example. The health and wellbeing of those with whom we interact is the central tenet of what we do. This session shares how to integrate wellness and physical literacy into our program design.
Learning Objectives: * Integrate the eight dimensions of wellness into program design, * Delineate the construct of physical literacy and how it leads to physical activity for all, * Recognize how to focus on all dimensions of health and wellbeing for all clients

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Communication and Motivation: Mastering the Holistic Relationship with Our Clients
by Julia Olsen, MS, CSCS,*D

Review communication techniques and how motivation works for people at different fitness levels Techniques for both and cases of how I have used in my 10 years of experiences.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
In-Season Strength Training Concepts for Increasing Strength and Athlete Accountability
by Jed Smith, MA, CSCS

In-season strength training is always a difficult sell to both the athlete as well as the sport coaching staff. Dr. Dan Baker has developed a time-tested methodology to obtain a 1 to 2% increase in strength during an athlete's competitive season. Adopting concepts from this system, at the University of Northern Iowa, we have developed a tracking system that holds athletes accountable as well as aids in identifying potential injuries. This presentation will discuss Dr. Dan Baker's concepts, how we applied and evolved them to optimize in-season strength training for our athletes.
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn a systemized approach to in-season strength training. Individuals will discover new methods in tracking. Partakers will learn new methods for motivating athletes based on accountability measurements.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Resistance Training for the Hypermobile Athlete
by Sara Wynne Ferruzza, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
-Define hypermobility
-Provide an overview of conditions that lead to hypermobility
-Understand precautions when working with someone who has hypermobility
-Understanding why motor control is important in this population and how to improve it

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Walk Before You Run: Understanding the Basics of Gait for Optimal Program Design
by Rocky Snyder, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

There is an amazing timing pattern amongst all of the 360 joints and 635 muscles of the body as we walk. These relationships have been hard wired into our neurological system for 2 million years. They have evolved to be the strongest and most efficient way for moving the entire body. Most athletic movements are directly dependent upon the quality of a person's gait pattern. If they do not occur in the proper sequence that is when problems have a way of arising. If the basic action of walking is compromised how can a person expect to have efficient athletic actions? So why are we not basing strength programs on the quality of this fundamental and universal action? This presentation will discuss and implement strength training programs around the phases of the gait cycle rather than any other movement screen.

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Short-Term and Long-Term Nutrition Strategies for Making Weight
by Marc Morris, PhD, CSCS

Learning objectives:
- Define body composition and its relationship with sports performance.
- Describe what matters most and what matters least between nutrition and body composition.
- Explain two things an athlete could to change their body composition.

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM
Closing Remarks
by Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D


Thru Nov 24 After Nov 24
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $40 $50
Non-Member Rate $95 $130


  • 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.

  • 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. 

    You can submit your request to: conferences@nsca.com  

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    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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  • Virtual Platform

    Zoom - Instructions HERE

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