Kansas 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.

December 03, 2022 | Topeka, KS | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Hosted by:
Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 3
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Cultivating Growth Through Adversity
by Michael Norwood, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Invite participants to explore examples of adversity and approaches used to navigate the unique challenges of our uncertain times.
• Recognize the powerful potential within each of us and to explore the unique possibilities that come with life's inevitable challenges.
• Explore strategies to engage, motivate, and communicate to facilitate behavior change personally and professionally.

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Bridging the Gap From Rehab to Fitness Training
by Thomas Teter, DC

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the practitioner gap between rehabilitation and fitness training.
• Explain the differences between rehabilitation and fitness training.
• Review a rehabilitation continuum framework including legal and ethical ways to operate within the gap.
• List key strategies for creating an integrated support team.

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Velocity Based Training: Overcoming Challenges and Avoiding Obstacles
by Brian Ciolek, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D

Learning Objectives:
• Select the best VBT device for your situation.
• Examine software needs and physical equipment considerations.
• Discuss "real world" implementation strategies to smooth your transition.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
TSAC Program Developments with Local Law Enforcement
by Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Briefly cover the latest research projects completed during the past year and the outcomes from these investigations.
• Demonstrate how to implement the outcomes from these studies towards improving functionality and readiness of TSAC law enforcement personnel as a strength and conditioning coach.
• Explain the newly developed concepts in TSAC conditioning that is currently lacking in the literature towards application in the field.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Add Variety to Your Training with Variable Resistance
by Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Learning Objectives:
• Use elastic resistance to increase muscle activation and post-contraction relaxation (i.e., mobility).
• Add variations to dynamic warm-ups, post-rehabilitation, and fitness training.
• Make the connection between variable resistance and load throughout full range of motion exercises.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Are Olympic Lifts Still Relevant for Training Athletes?
by Whitney Rodden, MA, ATC, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Review basic Olympic Lifting progressions to develop technique and promote safety.
• Evaluate kinematics and kinetics of explosive lifts among novice lifters during their first three months of training.
• Modify Olympic Lifts to enhance fitness and performance regardless of age or experience.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Ruck and Carry - Game Changing Exercise for “Practical” Athletes
by Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the basics of rucking including a needs analysis (i.e., key performance indicators, profiling and benchmarking).
• Evaluate rucksack/sandbag potential as regular strength training implements.
• Develop a non-linear ruck/sandbag program for strength-power and endurance training.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Future of Education is Now!
by James Thayer, MS, USAW

This facilitated discussion will begin with comments from a group of education experts followed by a question and answer session.

Learning Objectives:    
• Review the rationale for "new" NSCA-CASCE undergraduate and graduate program accreditation.
• Discuss the job and salary impact of NSCA-CASCE accreditation on "new" graduates and experienced practitioners.
• Forecast key performance indicators for NSCA credentialed professionals in the future including implications for continuing education.

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Debrief and Dismiss


Thru Nov 22 After Nov 22*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*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 and email to conferences@nsca.com.


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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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