Are you in Canada? Click here to proceed to the HK Canada website.

For all other locations, click here to continue to the HK US website.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase an eBook, online video, or online courses please press continue

Booktopia Logo

Purchase Print Products

Human Kinetics print books are now distributed by Booktopia Publisher Services throughout Australia/NZ, delivered to you from their NSW warehouse. Please visit Booktopia to order your Human Kinetics print books.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Courses or Access Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase online videos, online courses or to access previously purchased digital products please press continue.

Mare Nostrum Logo

Purchase Print Products or eBooks

Human Kinetics print books and eBooks are now distributed by Mare Nostrum, throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East, delivered to you from their warehouse. Please visit our new UK website to purchase Human Kinetics printed or eBooks.

Feedback IconFeedback
Conditioning Young Athletes Print CE Course

Conditioning Young Athletes Print CE Course

$129.00 USD

Product Format

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • The text Conditioning Young Athletes

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    The Conditioning Young Athletes course offers 182 exercises that take into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning ability, and sex-specific considerations, ensuring the workouts do not hinder children’s development and growth.

    While the course concentrates on developing strength, power, speed, endurance, agility, and flexibility, it also offers coverage of the always-heated topic of early specialization, reasons young athletes should focus on multilateral movements, and essential nutrition guidelines. Along with the exercises, you’ll be able to use the 17 proven programs spanning 14 popular sports in addition to fitness testing to help track athletes’ progress over time.

    No matter the sport, nearly every child has the ability to become an elite athlete. Conditioning Young Athletes ensures you will provide the safe and effective training they need in order to reach their potential.

    The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter activities, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the 75-question continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, athletic trainers, and group exercise instructors

    Course Table of Contents

    Part 1 Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Part 2 Learning With Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

    Chapter 1 Training Guidelines for Young Athletes

    Chapter 2 Stages of Athletic Development

    Chapter 3 Assessing the Young Athlete

    Chapter 4 Flexibility Training

    Chapter 5 Speed Training

    Chapter 6 Agility and Quickness Training

    Chapter 7 Strength and Power Training

    Chapter 8 Endurance Training

    Chapter 9 Excelling in Competition

    Chapter 10 Fueling the Young Athlete

    Chapter 11 Long-Term Training Plans

    Chapter 12 Training Myths and Kids

    Part 3 Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. After adopting his training system, the Eastern Bloc countries dominated international sports through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Dr. Bompa applied his principle of periodization to the sport of bodybuilding. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medalists (including four gold medalists) and has served as a consultant to coaches and athletes worldwide.

    Dr. Bompa’s books on training methods, including Theory and Methodology of Training: The Key to Athletic Performance and Periodization of Training for Sports, have been translated into 17 languages and used in more than 130 countries for training athletes and educating and certifying coaches. Bompa has been invited to speak about training in more than 30 countries and has been awarded certificates of honor and appreciation from such prestigious organizations as the Argentine Ministry of Culture, Australian Sports Council, Spanish Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    A member of the Canadian Olympic Association and the Romanian National Council of Sports, Dr. Bompa is professor emeritus at York University, where he has taught training theories since 1987. He and his wife, Tamara, live in Sharon, Ontario.

    Michael Carrera, MS, is a certified exercise physiologist and personal trainer with vast experience as a health, fitness, and weight-loss expert. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and has trained elite athletes, including national-level swimmers and professional hockey players. His education and experience have qualified him to create and administer strength test protocols for athletes in ice hockey, soccer, figure skating, lacrosse, and swimming at the provincial and national levels.

    Carrera has contributed to numerous scientific journals, articles, chapters, and manuals in the areas of fitness, health, and sport conditioning. He has published two books and produced DVDs integrating spirituality with weight training and fitness. He coauthored the second edition of Periodization Training for Sports (Human Kinetics, 2005).

    Carrera is widely recognized in the media, having appeared as an expert on numerous radio and television programs, including morning shows, specialty channels, and radio. He has been a contributor to national publications such as Men’s Health, Canadian Living, Alive, and the National Post.

    Carrera created and implemented corporate wellness programs and health management strategies for top Canadian companies. He has also created more than 14,000 exercise programs for health and fitness websites such as TrueStar Kids and has overseen fitness and weight-loss centers catering to women across Canada.