Colorado State Clinic / IN-PERSON

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.

October 15, 2022 | Colorado Springs, CO | 0.7 CEUs Category A


UCCS - Hybl Center
4925 N. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Hosted by:
Kristin Heumann, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, October 15
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
8:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Coaching the Pregnant and Postpartum Athlete
by Kelsey Kuehn, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Identify specific bodily system changes that may impact an athlete's ability to exercise in each trimester
• Incorporate up-to-date evidence on exercise guidelines in creating fitness plans for pregnant and recently postpartum athletes
• Correctly use screening tests and subjective measures to identify when a referral to a pelvic floor physical therapist is indicated

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Designing Programs for the Development of Strength for the Novice Athlete
by Sam Melendrez, CSCS, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• Attendees will understand the potential challenges and pitfalls of implementing more complex systems with the novice client/athlete
• Attendees will understand how to evaluate their program against basic tried and true training principles
• Attendees will see multiple examples of the system we have used at Discovery Canyon with a fair amount of success

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM
Supporting and Enhancing the Mental Health & Well-Being of the Client: An Evidence-Based Approach
by Jess Kirby, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Introduction to basic theory and current research regarding client/athlete mental health
• Applied examples of the ways mental health impacts performance and longevity
• Take home strategies for integrating mental health support into professional practice

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
The Role of Exercise Specialists in Eating Disorder Recovery
by Katelin Staab, MSc, CSCS, TSAC-F and Grace Mainwaring, DPT, PT

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the signs of eating disorders and exercise dependency
• Learn the appropriate language to address concerns and create a positive training environment for all populations
• Learn how to develop and implement exercise programs throughout eating disorder recovery

1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
Assessing and Developing Neck Strength
by Jacob Nelson, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Assessing cervical neck ROM
• Assessing neck strength
• Updated training options specific to sport, position, or situation

2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Motor Control and Motor Learning Strategies and Progressions Following Ligament Injury
by Shane Noffsinger, DPT, CSCS and Taylor Fogarty, DPT, PT

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will improve understanding of physiology of ligament injury and its impact on movement
• Participants will gain strategies and exercise progressions to normalize movement patterns following ligament injury
• Help facilitate collaboration between rehab and strength and conditioning professionals to return athletes back to sport

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Maximize Fuel on a Budget
by Jack O’Connor, MS, RD

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the financial barriers and potential implications that athletes face when fueling for optimal performance.
• Identify practical budget-friendly strategies athletes can adopt to plan, select, prepare, and eat foods that support athletic performance.

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru Oct 4 After Oct 4*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

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

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    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.


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