Rhode Island 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.

February 29, 2020 | Providence, RI | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Rhode Island College
Gaige Hall, Room 100
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

Rick Armstrong, MS, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, February 29
7:30 AM - 8:10 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM
Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:25 AM
Lifting Out of Depression
by Jason Sawyer, PhD, CSCS

By the end of the presentation individuals will be able to: 1. Understand the causes of depression and anxiety 2. Know the common treatments for depression 3. Understand the effects of resistance training on depression and anxiety

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Olympic Lifting Alternatives for Competition and Athletic Performance
by Michael Pepin, DC, CSCS

• Alternative stances/setups • Rethinking weight distribution and bend rebend • Alternatives for 1st pull position and transition phases of lifting • Application into athletics and competition

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM
Deceleration and Landing Mechanics: Building the Brakes
by Matthew Ibrahim, MS

Learning objectives: • Importance of deceleration, force absorption and landing mechanics in athletic performance • Programming considerations for your athletes • Hands-on training application and coaching walk through

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM
Lunch (provided)

Rick Armstrong, State Director, available for questions related to the NSCA and student questions regarding opportunities in the field.

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM
Communications Boundaries and Successes in the Team Treatment of the Athlete
by Paul Higgins, DPT, CSCS

Participants will • discuss the importance of professional boundaries and limitations in the team treatment of athletes • understand the importance of communication in the team treatment of athletes (verbal and written) • and more...

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM
Body Sculpting: Inter & Intra-Muscular Hypertrophy and Its Impact on Performance
by Jacob Earp, PhD, CSCS

• Learn the importance of intra-muscular hypertrophy for athletic performance • Explore the physiological mechanisms • Discuss cutting edge research relating to intra-muscular hypertrophy and current evidence based practice

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM
Data Science for the Strength and Conditioning Professional
by Scott Leech, MS, CSCS,*D

Data science is obtainable for any S & C professional, at every level. Through simple statistical principles you will learn how to improve your current practices, understand your current data, and provide athletes and clients with a better training experience.


Thru Feb 18 After Feb 18*
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

Register online above or use our PDF registration form to mail, fax or email your registration. 


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 2-28-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 2-18-20.

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