Nova Scotia Provincial 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.

November 05, 2022 | Wolfville, NS | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Acadia University
Acadia Athletic Complex
550 Main St
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Hosted by:
Shauna Forsyth, MS, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, November 5
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Developing Resilience Through Exercise (lecture & hands-on)
by Logan Harris

This presentation discusses whether it is possible to use exercise to enhance the stress tolerance (resilience) of individuals. By combining relevant modern research, personal experience, and input from other disciplines (e.g. philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry) concerned with resilience this presentation will provide the listener with useful concepts and drills that may serve to enhance their own practice.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Body Image, Energy Availability, and Performance
by Melissa Allen, RD

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the impact of a low body image
• Identify signs that your athlete is in a state of low energy availability
• Create strategies to foster a positive environment around body image and proper fueling

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Lunch (on your own)
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Is Lumbar Spine Flexion the Cause of Low Back Pain While Lifting?
by Sugandhat Bharti, MBBS

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the basic spinal anatomy needed to better grasp the working of the spine
• Improved exercise selection for athletes
• Improved qualitative biomechanical analysis skills

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
What Is Sport Science: An Approach to Data Analysis From a Sports Performance Coach
by Craig Lane, MSc, CSCS

Attendees will learn the necessary skills and tools to start a sport science program.  We will investigate what sport science is, how it can help us improve athlete health and performance, and finally how to collect, manage, and visualize performance data.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote: The Role of a Strength and Conditioning Professional in Concussion Management and Recovery
by Tina Atkinson, MD

A review of the physiology of concussions will be provided including signs and symptoms, grades, and return to play timeline. Attendees will be provided with an understanding of the role of the S&C coach within an integrated sports team.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru Oct 25 After Oct 25*
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).

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    National Strength and Conditioning Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and discrimination-free experience for everyone at NSCA events. NSCA seeks to provide an event environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. NSCA does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of attendees in any form.

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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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