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Understanding NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science

The potential for applying science to sport training and sport performance has created a demand for sport scientists who can collect and convert scientific data into valuable information that directly influences training and improves performance. In response, the world-renowned National Strength and Conditioning Association developed the must-have reference for anyone in the field.

Featuring contributions from 52 globally recognized experts and thought leaders from the field of sport science, NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science addresses every aspect of the sport scientist’s role—understanding training theory, performing needs analyses, conducting athlete monitoring and assessment, managing data and analytics, and educating and disseminating information. The content covered in the book also specifically addresses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are tested on the NSCA’s Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) certification exam.

In this interview with Human Kinetics Senior Acquisitions Editor, Roger Earle, and NSCA's Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, learn more about NSCA's Essentials of Sport Science and how you can become certified.