How to Move Between Disciplines in the Strength and Conditioning Industry
 

Career Series 2016

Oftentimes, strength and conditioning professionals start off in one discipline, but later transition to working in a different area within strength and conditioning. Understanding this industry carousel provides various opportunities for career growth. TSAC expert Michael Bridges explains the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities that successful and career-minded strength and conditioning professionals of each discipline should possess, and how to leverage these in terms of career opportunities. Also learn about some of the intangibles many experts look for when hiring strength and conditioning staff.

How to Move Between Disciplines in the Strength and Conditioning Industry

Career Development Guide Article Overview

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TSAC expert Michael Bridges speaks at the 2015 NSCA National Conference. In this first video of the series, Bridges provides an overview of his article written for the 2015 edition of the NSCA’s Career Development Guide. Members can request a copy by emailing membership@nsca.com.

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Survey Results, Part 1

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TSAC expert Michael Bridges speaks at the 2015 NSCA National Conference. In the second video of the series, Bridges goes beyond the Career Development Guide article and discusses a strength coach hiring survey he developed. An overview of the individuals surveyed along with important characteristics of job candidates and qualifiable experience are discussed.

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Survey Results, Part 2

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TSAC expert Michael Bridges speaks at the 2015 NSCA National Conference. In this third video of the series, Bridges continues the discussion of his survey results. He continues to discuss how the individuals surveyed ranked the importance of an applicant’s experience, along with degrees, and education.

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Survey Results, Part 3

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TSAC expert Michael Bridges speaks at the 2015 NSCA National Conference. The fourth video of this series covers the results concerning candidate references and personality fit, and then concludes the survey with what specialized knowledge is most desirable when hiring new staff.

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Final Recommendations

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TSAC expert Michael Bridges speaks at the 2015 NSCA National Conference. In the final video of the series, Bridges discusses final recommendations including experience, personality, and being an effective communicator.

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