Course components are delivered online:
• Developing the Core e-book
• Study guide
• Continuing education exam
At the completion of this course you will be able to do the following:
• Understand core anatomy and biomechanics and how the core musculature influences an athlete’s ability to create efficient movement.
• Use a variety of testing and assessment tools to evaluate core strength and stability.
• Understand how the training principles of overload and progression are key factors to consider in prescribing core exercises.
• Understand guidelines for developing core strength and stability and how to apply them in designing effective sport training programs.
• Learn a variety of exercises and drills for developing core strength and stability in order to improve athletic performance.
• Design safe training programs for core development to meet specific goals for a variety of sports and activities.
Success in sports is about much more than muscular legs or well-defined arms. Whether known for a powerful golf swing or a hard slap shot in hockey, the best athletes all have one thing in common: a strong and well-conditioned core.
The Developing the Core course is based on the book of the same name from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and includes contributions from 17 of the NSCA’s top hand-picked experts, including the book’s editor, Jeffrey M. Willardson, associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. It includes more than 50 of the most effective core development exercises along with scientific-based assessments to help athletes understand individual needs and build personalized core programs. In addition, this course offers ready-to-use sport-specific programs for baseball and softball, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and referenced answer key. The study guide emphasizes key concepts of the book to prepare individuals to pass the 75-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions at the completion of the course.
The Developing the Core Online CE Course is an invaluable resource for strength and conditioning professionals seeking to help clients strengthen the midsection and maximize athletic performance.
Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:
A course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, fitness instructors, and other certified professionals.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Course Syllabus
Part 2: Learn and Practice With the Developing the Core Book
Part I: Essentials of Core Development
Chapter 1: Core Anatomy and Biomechanics
Chapter 2: Core Assessment
Chapter 3: Core Muscle Activity During Exercise
Chapter 4: Core Development Exercises and Drills
Chapter 5: Core Programming
Part II: Sport-Specific Core Development
Chapter 6: Baseball and Softball
Chapter 7: Basketball
Chapter 8: Football
Chapter 9: Golf
Chapter 10: Ice Hockey
Chapter 11: Soccer
Chapter 12: Swimming
Chapter 13: Tennis
Chapter 14: Track and Field
Chapter 15: Volleyball
Chapter 16: Wrestling
Study Guide Answer Key
Part 3 Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
Quotes for Developing the Core by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
“Developing the Core is one of the best resources to guide you to a stronger and well-developed core. Whether you are an athlete seeking to improve performance or a fitness professional looking for the best ways to train the core, this book has something for you. I highly recommend it.”
James Di Naso, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
"To know sport, you must know the core. This book is a fantastic resource for strength coaches, personal trainers, researchers, and athletes.”
Tom Nesser--Associate Professor, Indiana State University
"Developing the Core highlights the latest research findings and presents them in an accessible way. It’s an excellent resource for athletes, strength and conditioning specialists, and anyone wishing to strengthen the midsection."
David G. Behm--Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Memorial University of Newfoundland
“Developing the Core is a must-have resource for strength and conditioning professionals. This book provides practitioners with an evidence-based approach to training the core and helps dispel many of the myths surrounding this controversial topic.”
Jay Dawes--Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, Former Director of Education for the National Strength and Conditioning Association