Puerto Rico 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 | Mayaguez, PR | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Fitt Studio
45 Calle Andalucia Edificio Rattan Originals #203
Mayaguez, PR 00680

Hosted by:
Miguel Franquiz, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, December 3
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:40 AM - 9:30 AM
Effects of a Three-Week Preseason Strength and Conditioning Program on a Professional Soccer Team
by Manuel Silva, PhD, CSCS

This session will present the results of the effects in physical performance before and after a three week preseason strength and condition program for a professional soccer team competing in the Mexican soccer league.

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM
From Surviving to Empowerment: The Role of the Fitness Professional in Exercise Oncology
by Eileen Rodriguez Negron

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the concept of Cancer Survivor
• Explain the barriers to exercise from patients to health providers
• Describe exercise as a nonpharmacological treatment to improve quality of life in cancer patients
• Explain the role of the fitness professional in the cancer continuum. What can we do?

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM
Base Running and BSAT: A Scientific and Practical Perspective About Curvilinear Ability Analysis
by José Martínez-Rodríguez, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Review the COD ability components and how it has been adapted in recent years
• Evaluate the integration of CODS and base running ability
• Evaluate the curvilinear and change of direction speed approach focusing on linear vs. curvilinear movement in base running
• Introduce a multi-compinent curvilinear and change of direction speed test with different segments
• Learn the importance of different running segment times and how to improve/coach them

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch (provided) - Student Member Poster Presentations
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
How Personal Training Can Benefit More Than Just Fitness
by Jorge Rodriguez Zayas, MEd, NSCA-CPT

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the factor that defines fitness and health
• Describe the importance of the goal setting according to client needs, capacity, and expectations
• Organize the variables of the exercise program to meet the client short- and long-term goals

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Strength and Conditioning for Surfing: All Levels
by Miguel Franquiz, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Beginners training programming and modifications
• Understanding levels of training for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfing
• Practical demonstration for each level skill

Participants will develop skills for any level of surfing, recreational and professional training.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Safe Circuit Training for Older Adults
by Maria Mendizabal, NSCA-CPT,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the benefits of circuit training for older adults
• Learn the proper technique of a circuit training workout
• Do's and don'ts in a circuit training class

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Summary
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Social Reception

(food and beverages provided)


Thru Nov 22 After Nov 22*
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).

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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