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The NSCA certification exams are based on the analysis of tasks needed to be competent in a specified job or role. The exams measure a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) compared to a predetermined level of competence. It is not a test that recalls information from a textbook like a college course. Before you start preparing ensure you have chosen the right certification for you.

A Creative Mind in the Professional Development of a Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 21, 2024

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This article discusses the importance of a creative and open mind in strength and conditioning coaches, as well as tips to develop it.

Coaches Professional Development Creative Mind Professional Development Growth Open-Mindedness

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 77: Adam Ross

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Adam Ross, Chair of and an Assistant Professor within the Kinesiology Department at Dallas Baptist University, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about his unique dual role of strength coach and professor at the university. Topics under discussion include the NSCA Special Interest Groups (SIGs), building trust with athletes and students, and how his mentors and children have shaped his perspective of the field. Find Adam on Facebook: NSCA Baseball SIG or via Email: adamr@dbu.edu| Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

Coaches Professional Development Mindful Meditation Stress Management Reflection Coach-Athlete Relationship

Raising Awareness about the Positive Influences of Strength and Conditioning Coaches

September 17, 2018

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If the strength and conditioning field largely keeps to itself, or the knowledge base is not seen to transcend the training facility, it seems reasonable to think that this will present a problem for strength and conditioning coaches. This article examines some actions strength and conditioning coaches can take to increase the awareness of the good work they do on a daily basis.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Strength and Conditioning Coaches Strength Coach Positive Influence

Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design training resiliency mental strength training for tactical athletes tactical strength and conditioning

Fatigue – Enemy or Ally?

April 1, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to help bring awareness of athletic recovery by useful fatigue monitoring and managing tools, such as external and internal load examples.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Fatigue Recovery Internal Load External Load Heart Rate Sleep

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

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