Tennessee 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.

May 14, 2022 | Nashville, TN | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Ensworth Frist Campus (High School)
7401 TN-100
Nashville, TN 37221

Hosted by:
Vanessa Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, May 14
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Non-Linear and Transitional Movement Training (hands-on)
by Jason Moreno, CSCS

This presentation will also be given 8:40-9:10am

Learning Objectives:
• Establishing a movement foundation
• Multi-directional and non-linear progressions
• Differences between technical, applied and competitive aspects of training

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM
Martial Arts Application into Sports (hands-on)
by Eric Oram, MA

This presentation will also be given 8:00-8:30am

This session will go over applying various strategies, principles, and techniques into multi-sports. 

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Dietary Nitrates for Strength and Power Athletes
by Jeremy Townsend, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dietary nitrates have garnered a great deal of attention over the past decade due to its ergogenic effect on aerobic exercise and training. However, a recent body of literature indicates that dietary nitrate supplementation, most commonly in for the form of beetroot juice, may benefit strength & power athletes engaged in resistance or anaerobic training. This session will explore the role of nitric oxide in muscle and detail the mechanisms by which dietary nitrates may enhance resistance exercise performance. Additionally, we will review recent studies examining the influence of dietary nitrate supplementation on acute and chronic resistance exercise.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Building Player Confidence: Athlete Mental Health & Strength
by Stephanie Barrett, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• Increase understanding of the psychological factors involved in athlete development and building strength
• Develop a more comprehensive understanding of mental toughness and the physical, psychological, and structural components that contribute to it
• Learn to identify and address barriers to mental toughness and optimal psychological functioning in performance domains
• Acquire practical tools and skills to foster mental toughness, psychological strength, and resilience in athletes

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Expanding the Discussion on Leadership to Include Student-Athlete Mental Health & Sport Psychology
by Jason Grindstaff, PhD, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Better conceptualize the intersection of leadership and mental health by experiencing a live workshop from the perspective of collegiate student-athletes
• Introduce some of the most prevalent mental health issues and how they impact collegiate student-athletes
• Acquire knowledge regarding how alcohol-related choices affect sleep, muscle recovery, and athletic performance

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch - Sponsored by Lipscomb University Exercise & Nutrition Science Program
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Staying in the Game: Strategies for Longevity in Your Coaching and Fitness Career
by Brandi Binkley, MS

Strategies Include:
• Increasing your income
• Expanding your footprint
• Designing your ideal career path

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Evaluation and Individualizing Health and Performance in Competitive Speed Skating
by Andrew Stuart, MS, CSCS, RSCC

Learning Objectives:
• Provide a brief overview of speed skating
• Discuss the needs analysis of the sport
• Discuss our philosophy of evaluating and individualizing health and performance
• How all health and performance initiatives are integrated

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Loading Modalities: Learning to Understanding
by Don Reagan, DPT, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss an evidenced based perspective on the human bodies' response to loading
• Review physical activity guidelines, participation, and promotion data
• Recognize practitioner biases towards different training tools via Poll Everywhere to anonymously aggregate collective thoughts
• Identify salient aspects of exercise psychology for the client
• Discuss implications for exercise prescription

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Training Boomers and Beyond: Joint Sparing Strength Training
by Jim Null, NSCA-CPT

The purpose of this lecture is to provide a basic guide to identifying joint limitations when working with an older population and making modifications to common exercises in an effort to reap the benefits of strength training in as safe a manner as possible. Topics covered include screening and evaluation, and understanding scope of practice. In addition to joint sparing, relevant elements of program design are discussed which includes best number of sets per muscle group, repetition range, load, duration and frequency of strength training sessions with the emphasis being on making measurable progress.


Thru May 3 After May 3*
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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