Rhode Island 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.

April 02, 2022 | Providence, RI | 0.6 CEUs Category A


Rhode Island College
Gaige Hall
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908

Hosted by:
Jason Sawyer, PhD, CSCS

The clinic will be held in Gaige Hall (building 24).  Parking available in lots H, I, or J. 

Visitors to RIC*:
To protect the health and safety of Rhode Island College students, faculty, and staff, all visitors to the campus are required to:
  i.  Be fully vaccinated
    1. Fully vaccinated includes booster vaccines of Moderna or Pfizer or Johnson & Johnston
  ii. OR, provide proof of a negative test taken 72 hours before arrival on campus.
    1. PCR test taken 72 hours prior, or an antigen test taken 6 hours prior.
    2. Home tests are not acceptable.

*subject to change 3/21


Event Itinerary - Saturday, April 2
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Sarcopenic Obesity: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
by Leah Dorfman, MS, MPH

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the complications and risks associated with sarcopenic obesity, specifically in an older adult population
• Discuss behavioral preventative techniques
• Discuss best practices for treatment for older adults suffering from sarcopenic obesity. Identify best methods and practices for achieving weight loss while simultaneously preserving or ideally increasing lean muscle mass. Specifically the effects of resistance training, ideally power training for sarcopenic obesity treatment. Also, discuss applications for community-based approaches.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Power as a Cost Effective and Practical Clinical Intervention to ACL Injury
by Paul Cacolice, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session/activity, the attendee/participant will be able to:
• EVALUATE the ease of existing intervention strategies for the four identified factor areas of ACL injury risk in their own practice settings.
• APPRECIATE the challenge of caring for a population at elevated ACL injury probability, while being unable to offer cost-effective risk identification or practical intervention strategies.
• COMPARE predictive value of power for ACL risk identification to other predictive strategies.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The New Generation of Strength & Conditioning
by Anthony Paiva, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
To provide newer strength & conditioning coaches in the field a perspective on how to succeed early in your career and provide a structure for enhancing the experience and retention rate of strength coaches.
• Brief history of collegiate S&C
• Personal story of internship and work experience
• Struggles and statistical data regarding retention in the field & burnout
• Provide solutions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Practical Concepts of Velocity Based Training to Maximize Individual & Team Performance
by Joel DeMarco, MEd, CSCS

Velocity Based Training has become a common tool in the sports performance toolbox but it is often misunderstood and potentially overwhelming with regards to implementation, especially in team training. This discussion will cover the fundamental constructs, scientific foundations, programming considerations and performance implications of individualized VBT programming in a team setting.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sleep - Recovery - Adaptation - Results
by Nick Lambe

Learning Objectives:
• Review physiological elements of adaptation as they relate to client results
• Discuss key concepts of sleep as it relates to recovery
• Review relevant anatomy and physiology of sleep
• Introduce a practical framework for sleep (coaching)
• Provide key screening procedures and red flag around sleep
• Provide a system of practical coaching strategies to improve sleep and recovery

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Continuum Based Approach to Return to Performance: Control the Controllable
by Mark Murphy, DPT, CSCS

The purpose of this presentation is to empower the learner with a framework to better optimize RTP decision making and progression to ensure the athlete is able to return to prior level of performance and level of competition.


Thru March 22 After March 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).


  • Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment

    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.

    To report an incident or problem at NSCA's 2022 Rhode Island State Clinic:
    NSCA Onsite Contact:
    Jason Sawyer, Rhode Island State Director
    Phone: 401-456-8046 or jsawyer@ric.edu

    Providence, RI Contacts:
    Emergencies: 911

    Closest Hospital:
    Roger Williams Medical Center
    825 Chalkstone Ave
    Providence, RI  02908
    Phone: (401) 456-2000

    Policy & Procedures
  • Cancellation Policy

    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 the early registration date. NO REFUNDS will be given after the early registration date. 

    You can submit your request to: conferences@nsca.com  

  • 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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