Tennessee 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.

August 22, 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 August 21st, 12pm Mountain Time.

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Hosted by:
Vanessa Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, August 22 - Central Time Zone
7:20 AM - 7:50 AM
Online Check-in
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Whipping Your Fitness Business into Shape
by Britton Leitch, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Short term & long term business planning
• Marketing
• Cash flow projections & financial statements

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
Fueling the Whole Athlete: Mentally and Physically
by Jamison Worley, MS, RD, LDN

Learning Objectives:
• Review definition(s) of fueling and athlete
• Discuss diverse populations of athletes (ages, sport specific)
• Review basic sports nutrition (macros and micros, fuel timing, hydration)
• Educate on difference between physical and mental fuel and importance of each
• Review eating disorders
• Educate on how to recognize an athlete/client in mental distress and what 'triggers' might come up
• Review case study
• Questions?

9:50 AM - 10:40 AM
The Perception of Effort: Current State of Research and Practical Applications for Training
by Kristen Snyman, PhD, CSCS,*D

This talk will focus on the most contemporary findings related to the intersection of perception and cognitive processes with performance.  It will discuss potential mediators of perception, factors affecting perception and performance, and practical applications for coaches and trainers who want to incorporate ratings of perceived exertion as an outcome or training metric for their athletes.  Those in attendance will be provided with summaries of contemporary research findings across a spectrum of different recreational and athletic populations and will be given evidence-based recommendations for using RPE with their clients and athletes. 

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM
Exercise and Nutrition for Mental Health
by Igor Klibanov

Learning Objectives:
• 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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Break
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Applied Anatomy and Physiology: On the Length-Force Relationships of Ventilatory Trunk Muscles (hands-on)
by Kris Camelio, DPT, CSCS

After participating in this session, professionals will:
• understand the common influences to augmented respiratory drive (e.g. psychological; metabolic; positional; pathological);
• improve their ability to implement breathing interventions 9e.g. simple verbal, tactile, and visual cues) to influence trunk, hip, and shoulder mobility;
• be able to define the scope of practice for strength and conditioning coaches in areas relevant to this session.

12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Making Heads or Tails of the Roles and Interactions of Functional Assessments, Corrective Exercise, and Athletic Preparedness Drills in an Otherwise Healthy Athletic Population
by Robbie Cochrum, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Gain familiarity with functional movement screening corrective exercise and how each fit into an in-season program
• Understand the use of athletic preparedness drills (e.g. RPR) in conditioning preparation during in-season conditioning
• Gain practical knowledge on the synergistic usage of all three during an in-season conditioning program

1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
Importance of Core and Lower Body Strength for the Tactical Athlete
by Scott Lee, MS, CSCS

The importance of lower body power in tactical athletes is important due to the high stress environments, extreme loading and other concerns such as underlying health issues. Many tactical athletes (in this case firefighters) do mostly cardio, and upper body pressing. Both of these elements are important, but the lower body is often neglected when it comes to fitness training. The core involvement is important for the unstable surfaces that tactical athletes lift in. These unstable surfaces also incorporates poor biomechanics because of where a patient is positioned of the task at hand dictates. Train like you work in an unstable environment while considering points such as lack of sleep, poor diet and occupational stress are important points to consider while training tactical athletes.


Thru Aug 11 After Aug 11
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130


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 8-11-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 8-11-20.

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