Utah 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.

April 25, 2020 | 0.6 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 April 24th, 12pm Mountain Time. 

Zoom - Instructions HERE

Cody Lockling, MS, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 25 - Mountain Time Zone
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
Online Check-in
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
Your Audience is King: Connecting to Communicate Science over Sensationalism
by James D. White, RDN

Sponsored by Dairy West

With all sorts of information readily available at the click of a button, we have to carefully and skillfully navigate food fears, fad diets, and false information with our patients, clients, and audiences. We will explore how to connect with our audience, build trust, and establish credibility so that accurate information is communicated and myths are dispelled.

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Incorporating Neurocognitive Techniques Into Your Strength Program
by Dave Quammen, MSEd, CSCS

Knowledge of differential learning, dual task, visual motor training, implicit learning, external cues • Lab application of exercises and exercise progressions incorporating differential learning, dual task, visual motor training, implicit learning, external cues

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Load Monitoring: New Insights Utilizing the Critical Speed Concept
by Robert Pettitt, PhD, CSCS

Overview of the importance of monitoring external and internal load • Explore the bioenergetics of exercise below and above critical speed/power • Review the methods of deriving the critical speed/power metrics and prescription equations • Metrics of measuring internal load during severe exercise

11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Raising the Bar with Strength and Conditioning
by Stephen Pizza, MEd, CSCS

Current state of S&C • Diversification with programming • Implementation strategies • Areas of improvement • Solution / conclusion

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Top 7 Weight-Sled Drills You’ve Never Tried
by Nick Tumminello, NSCA-CPT

Lean why whether you push the sled with straight arms or bent arms matters to the muscles worked and how to take advantage of both arm positions to get more out of sled pushes. Also learn new ways to use the sled beyond traditional pushes and drags.

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM
Three Pillars to Comprehensive Program Design
by Erick Schork, MS, CSCS

Applying Expertise to adaptive programming • Program design • Non-bias evaluation


Thru April 14 After April 14
NSCA Member Rate $65 $95
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $85 $115


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 4-14-20. NO REFUNDS will be given after 4-14-20.

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