Rocky Mountain Regional Conference / 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.

September 30, 2023 | Denver, CO | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Regis University
SCI 212- Science Amphitheater
3333 Regis Blvd J-22
Denver, CO 80221

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Hosted by:
Kristin Heumann, PhD, CSCS,*D

Spencer Bowersmith, MA, CSCS, CPSS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, September 30
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
8:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Navigating the Supplement World: What We Know and What We Continue to Learn
by Kelsey Bailey, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Learning Objectives:

  • Supplement evaluation and common recommendations
  • Assessing ingredient quality and efficacy
  • Emerging research on creatine, omega-3s and curcumin
9:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Building a Program From the Client Intake Session
by Gini Grimsley, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Systemize screens and assessments that lead to better programming decisions
  • Determine which screens and assessments are needed for your typical clientele
  • Utilize all information gathered to create a program that meets the needs of each new client
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Practical Applications for Multi-Directional Training
by James Pritchard, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the requirements for change of direction (COD) and its importance for athletes in a variety of sports
  • Discuss the foundational principles and progressions for developing COD skills
  • Practical applications and demonstrations of said training principles/progression
  • Q&A
11:45 AM - 12:50 PM
Lunch (provided)
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Training for Youth Athletes, Go Beyond Exercises, Sets and Reps
by Allison Skufca, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss LTAD model and what each stage is
  • Discuss the fundamental stage of LTAD model
  • Discuss training for young athletes and how to make the sessions engaging for them
  • Discuss the importance of working with young athletes and how to lay the foundation for them
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
A Practical Approach Towards Movement Mastery
by Augustine Agyei, MS, CSCS

This presentation will teach fundamental movement principles that can be applied towards linear and multidirectional movement through the lens of NFL Combine prep and can be applied to many sports.

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Prehab vs Rehab: Proper Use of Corrective Exercise
by Spencer Bowersmith, MA, CSCS, CPSS and Taylor Schlekeway, LAT, ATC

This session will introduce attendees to the Functional Performance Model.  We will define and explain the differences between rehab, prehab, and corrective exercises while providing practical examples that can be utilized daily for each. 

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
I’m Not Dead Yet: Finding Chronic Health
by Elizabeth Vlad, CSCS

This talk will discuss the recommended testing and exercise prescription for adults with chronic conditions.

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru Sept 19 After Sept 19*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $40 $50
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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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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