2020 Personal Trainer’s Virtual Conference

Prepare to expand your knowledge and reach higher in your personal training career with the NSCA’s interactive, web-based conference.

October 19 - 22, 2020 | Online Only 12pm-5pm Eastern Standard Time | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Reasons to Attend

As a personal trainer, you are in the most dynamic yet challenging arena of strength and conditioning. To survive and advance in the private sector requires more than grit — it demands a commitment to understanding and applying the latest science in our field. That’s what this virtual conference is all about. You’ll get an up-close experience dissecting cadavers, examining articles, conversing with professors, and then taking it all into the gym so you can apply the science with your clients right away. This event is a not-to-miss experience for the committed personal training professional.

  • Challenge your cerebrum with lectures on functional and corrective training, strength and conditioning programming, nutrition, and much more!
  • Transform your training by applying what you learn with your clients the following day.
  • Cadavers in Motion 2.0! Get a closer look at key joints, and understand like never before the “why’s” behind effective injury prevention training.
  • Project confidence to your clients as you move beyond nutrition fads into evidence-based understanding learned from top experts.
  • Engage speakers on a more personal level with enhanced Q&A panels.

Join us from the convenience of your home, office, or studio, and maintain your training appointments throughout the conference.

*A full recording of the conference, including the Q&A, will be available to attendees for a year following the event.

Schedule

Event Itinerary - Monday, October 19 - Eastern Standard Time
12:00 PM - 1:35 PM
Retaining the Back-Pained Client
by Stuart McGill, PhD
  1. Gain and retain clients by addressing lower back pain issues through simple movement corrections.
  2. Improve programing to gain movement competency and build a foundation of pain-free activity.
  3. Learn how to better instruct your clients into greater training capacity and pain free lifestyles through improved movement competency.
  4. Foundation for the client to meet the demands of their lives with improved resilience and performance.
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
Metabolic Conditioning Modifications for the Everyday Client
by Eb Samuel, CSCS
  1. Design metabolic workouts that excite general population clients while still maintaining strong fitness fundamentals. 
  2. Build programming that takes note of both movement shortcomings and equipment limitations of mass audiences while still delivering variability needed for long-term adherence. 
  3. Convey fitness fundamentals to a mass audience over social media.  
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Rotational Training for Athletic Performance
by Vernon Griffith, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  1. Learn how to incorporate rotational movements into existing exercise programs while identifing correct movement techniques, compensation patterns and situational progressions and regressions. 
Event Itinerary - Tuesday, October 20 - Eastern Standard Time
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Training for Form AND Function for the Long-Haul
by Michelle Arent, MPH, CSCS, CISSN, USAW and Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN, FACSM, FNAK
  1. Learn about principles underlying resistance training for physique manipulation/guided hypertrophy
  2. Learn about mistakes made in the pursuit of hypertrophy for physique enhancement
  3. Learn how to build resistance training programs for older adults interested in physique manipulation/guided hypertrophy
  4. Learn how/where to include prehab/rehab in exercise programming
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
What You Must Know About Coaching & Training Pre & Postnatal Women
by Molly Galbraith, CSCS
  1. Identify and clarify the most important myths and misunderstandings of strength training during pregnancy
  2. Understand how to modify strength training activities during each trimester of pregnancy
  3. Learn how to help your client recover from pregnancy and childbirth within your scope of practice and learn how to return to exercise safely
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Designing Hypertrophy Programs for Beginners
by Mike Israetel, PhD
  1. Identify the fundamental principles of hypertrophy program design
  2. Assess the training age of a potential client
  3. Design a program that fits the clients muscle growth needs
  4. Learn to modify the program as needed and for long-term growth
Event Itinerary - Wednesday, October 21 - Eastern Standard Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Ankle
by Jeremy Snyder, DPT, CSCS & Grove Higgins, PhD, CSCS
  1. Gain an in-depth understanding into the complexity of the shoulder joint
  2. Gain a “beyond the basics” understanding of the lumbar spine and hip girdle.
  3. Develop a better understanding of AC, PC, MC, and LC ligaments.
  4. Understand the ankle joint like never before.
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Knee
by Grove Higgins, PhD, CSCS & Jeremy Snyder, DPT, CSCS
  1. Gain an in-depth understanding into the complexity of the shoulder joint
  2. Gain a “beyond the basics” understanding of the lumbar spine and hip girdle.
  3. Develop a better understanding of AC, PC, MC, and LC ligaments.
  4. Understand the ankle joint like never before.
2:20 PM - 3:25 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Hip & Low Back
by Jeremy Snyder, DPT, CSCS & Grove Higgins, PhD, CSCS
  1. Gain an in-depth understanding into the complexity of the shoulder joint
  2. Gain a “beyond the basics” understanding of the lumbar spine and hip girdle.
  3. Develop a better understanding of AC, PC, MC, and LC ligaments.
  4. Understand the ankle joint like never before.
3:35 PM - 4:50 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Shoulder
by Grove Higgins, PhD, CSCS & Jeremy Snyder, DPT, CSCS
  1. Gain an in-depth understanding into the complexity of the shoulder joint
  2. Gain a “beyond the basics” understanding of the lumbar spine and hip girdle.
  3. Develop a better understanding of AC, PC, MC, and LC ligaments.
  4. Understand the ankle joint like never before.
Event Itinerary - Thursday, October 22 - Eastern Standard Time
12:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Dietary Trends: How to Separate Fact from Fiction and Hope from Hype
by Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN, FACSM, FNAK & Michelle Arent, MPH, CISSN, CSCS, USAW
  1. Learn how to recognize a fad diet (discuss common fad diets/’principles’)
  2. Learn why fad diets are so attractive to clients
  3. Learn how to effectively communicate with clients regarding training goals and nutrient intake
  4. Learn an easy ‘recipe’ any personal trainer can use for nutrient recommendations
  5. Learn about monitoring and assessment of client health through nutritional biomarkers
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Importance of Protein Timing
by Christopher Mohr, PhD
  1. Help your clients fulfill their goal of loosing fat and still looking toned.
  2. Teach your clients the complex balance of gaining muscle, while loosing weight.
  3. Understand how much protein your clients may need depending on their goals, and activity level.
  4. Train your clients when are the best times to focus on their protein intake.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Perfectionism and Performance from a Personal Trainer and Client Perspective
by Josiah Igono, PhD, CSCS
  1. Identying the traits of Perfectionists
  2. Using Perfectionism To Our Advantage
  3. Acquiring the Simple Tools To Mitigate Perfectionism
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Can I Go to Happy Hour on this Diet?
by Jessika Brown, MS, RD, CSSD
  1. Differentiate between nutrition "myths" and science backed claims that are a part of various fad diets.
  2. Evaluate fad diets based on whether or not: 1) it improves nutritional status; 2) it supports/improves one's microbiome; 3) you can go to happy hour and remain true to this diet.

Pricing

Registration will close Friday, October 16 at 12pm MT

  Through Sept 9 Sept 10 - Sept 23 After Sept 23
Non-Member $420 $455 $480
Professional Member $275 $300 $325
Registration + Professional Membership $395 $420 $445
Student Member $225 $250 $275
Registration + Student Membership $295 $315 $340

PDF Registration Form HERE

FAQ

  • Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment
  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing (mail, fax, email) and should state the reason for cancellation. Email: conferences@nsca.com

    NO REFUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA PHONE

    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by Sept 9
    50% refund if postmarked Sept 10-Sept 23
    No refund after Sept 23, 2020

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many virtual options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify by December 31, 2020.  Please check the Virtual Events page for the most up to date opportunities.  

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  • Exhibitors

    If you would like to participate in our virtual event as an exhibitor, please email conferences@nsca.com for details.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 1-2 weeks after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    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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