Virginia 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.

February 10, 2024 | Lynchburg, VA | 0.7 CEUs Category A


Liberty University
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515

Hosted by:
Barry Parker, PhD, CSCS,*D


Event Itinerary - Saturday, February 10
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
In-Season Strength Training for Athletes
by Justin Kilian, PhD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the context for programming strength training during in-season practices
  • Develop examples to implement in-season strength training
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Functional Fitness for Adaptive Athletes
by Emily Kramer Throckmorton

Learning Objectives:

  • Bridge the gap between health care and functional fitness for adaptive athletes
  • What is an Adaptive Athlete?
  • Educate and empower individuals on the importance of inclusion
  • Educate on how to work with anyone that walks or rolls into your facility
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
The Rebuild - A Model for ACL Return to Play
by Connor Schoepp, MA, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore ACL injuries in athletics and the details of the injury
  • How to use a tactical model of progression as opposed to more traditional
  • How to create a phase-based model using objectives and benchmarks to bridge the gap between injury and sport
  • Follow through a case study in which a collegiate athlete went through this protocol
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Health and Wellness: Occupational Wellness for Today’s Health Science and Strength Sports Industry
by Rodney Gaines, PhD, CSCS,*D

Participants will:

  • Gather information on how to properly market themselves in the industry, and teach the importance of how to get connected to key constituent in the health and sport science industry
  • Learn valuable skills to successfully prepare for interviews and how to progress in their job
  • Learn survival skills in any job and will also cover what strategies makes an effective leader
  • Learn the importance of goal setting, vision, and mission planning, and how to lay out their career for the next 5-10 years
  • Gain valuable knowledge on how to maintain his/her health and wellness so they can be totally effective in their positions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Teaching Speed From the Ground Up
by Kyle Jacksic, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Foundational properties of the foot in regards to force
  • Programming concepts for high level speed performances
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Work Capacity Tests for the Tactical Athlete
by Justin Davis, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Learning Objectives:

  • Define work capacity
  • Explain how different branches require different modalities/qualifications
  • Demonstrate 1-2 tests and have members from the audience come up and try them out
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
From the Ground Up - Identifying and Fixing Hip Extension Errors in Athletes and Clients
by Chris Kerr, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify hip extension errors
  • Understand why they are errors and mechanisms behind the compensation
  • Be able to put into use exercises to correct and fix hip extension errors
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Strength Training on a Budget
by Stephen Smith, EdD, CSCS, RSCC

This presentation is a hands-on interactive introduction to the use of medicine balls, Russian kettlebells, other functional pieces of equipment, and body weight exercises as an alternative to traditional strength training. Specific exercises to incorporate into programs for lifetime fitness and to improve athletic performance will be discussed and demonstrated. Teaching tips to maintain safety and maximize results will also be included.


Thru Jan 30 After Jan 30*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
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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