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CSPS Study Materials

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The CSPS examination reflect the most current and accepted KSA standards within the health and fitness industries. Further, the examinations may be developed from references that may be in addition to resources listed below. NSCA materials survey important content area, but are not a comprehensive study of the Exercise not a comprehensive study of the Exercise Sciences.

Benefits and Risks of Caffeine Ingestion for Anaerobic-Dominant Athletes

December 2, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of research on the safety and efficacy of caffeine used by athletes participating in anaerobic-dominant sports.

Coaches Nutrition Caffeine Power Pre-Workout Anaerobic Performance

Correcting Misconceptions in the Knowledge of Personal Trainers

May 29, 2020

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The aim of this article is to review the research into the knowledge of personal trainers, their misconceptions, and to provide evidence-based strategies to help correct any misconceptions.

Personal trainers Professional Development Critical Thinking Personal Trainers Professional Development

Carbohydrate Loading

July 15, 2019

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition discusses carbohydrate loading strategies for athletes to achieve optimal athletic performance.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Carbohydrate Loading Glycogen Supersaturation

CSPS® Exam Description

To become a Certified Special Population Specialist® (CSPS®), candidates must sit for an exam that will test their knowledge in four areas: Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status, Condition, Disorder or Disease; Client Consultation; Program Planning; and Safety, Emergency Procedures and Legal Issues. Exams are hosted in testing centers around the world. Read on to learn more about how the CSPS® exam is structured.

Developing the Knowledge Base for the Certified Personal Trainer

January 1, 2015

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With each experience of training a new client comes an opportunity to research, consult, and learn something new. The career-driven personal trainer will learn from their mistakes, build on their successes, and utilize their knowledge base with each new client they encounter.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development personal trainer certification building a personal training business how to become a personal trainer Personal training

Implications of Psychological Trauma for Tactical Athletes and Human Performance Professionals

March 11, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to explore trauma-related mental health issues and help human performance professionals more effectively train tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Mental Health Trauma Readiness Survey Tactical Athletes Oculocardiac Reflex Activation

Cross Education with the Post-Rehabilitation Process

December 18, 2020

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During the rehabilitation process, a client may need therapy outside of the personal trainer’s scope of practice. This article discusses safe and effective modalities that personal trainers can use with clients in the post-rehabilitation phase process.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Cross Education Mirror Training Phantom Limb Rehabilitation Process

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