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NSCA's Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning Online CE Course Without Book

NSCA's Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning Online CE Course Without Book

$71.00 USD


Product Format
    NOTE: The book NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning is required for successful completion of this course but is not included with this purchase. Purchase this Online Course Without Book only if you already own the book or ebook.

    This package includes:
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam 

    This study guide reinforces the content from the book, NSCA’s Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning (which is not included with this package). It helps you prepare for the 100-question exam that tests your understanding of the concepts presented. 

    Once you pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    • Explain the expansion of resistance training programs in the high school setting and the need for certified and qualified strength and conditioning professionals.
    • Identify the various roles a strength and conditioning professional may fill in the high school setting and identify the key responsibilities when working with schools, students, parents, coaches, and teams.
    • List the key traits necessary for the success of a strength and conditioning professional in the high school setting.
    • Explain the importance of strategic planning when advocating for a full-time strength and conditioning position, including identification of stakeholders, collection of data, and identification of funding resources.
    • Understand the purpose of assessing student-athletes and know the setup, equipment, and protocols involved.
    • Demonstrate resistance training techniques and integrate best practices into the high school physical education curriculum to facilitate student-athletes’ lifelong personal fitness initiatives.
    • Apply state and national standards for high school student-athletes.
    • Design an instructional plan that is built around the class schedules and the training experience level of the students.
    • Apply professional recommendations for training facility layout and maintenance, including equipment needs and spacing, weight room safety guidelines, and maintenance, cleaning, and emergency procedures.
    • Define key terms in exercise science.
    • Identify safe and responsible exercise choices for the age, skill, experience, goals, and fitness level of student-athletes and be able to provide instruction on these movements in a weight room with student-athletes.
    • Understand the importance of safety in lifting techniques.
    • Differentiate training exercises for the lower body, upper body, total body, and anatomical core and know modifications for these exercises.


    Audiences: Strength and conditioning professionals, sport coaches, and physical education teachers who work with high school student-athletes.
    The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research, education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

    Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, earned a master’s degree in physical education from University of Northern Colorado and a bachelors in elementary education. He has been a frequent presenter at local, state, national, and international conferences, including the national conference of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

    McHenry was the American Football Monthly Regional Strength Coach of the Year in 2004, NSCA’s High School Coach of the Year in 2005, and recipient of the Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award in 2006. He also received the Strength of America Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and was named Colorado High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2012.

    Michael J. Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA*E, played football and earned a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in health and physical education from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He taught freshman physical education and junior health education at Muskego High School in Wisconsin for 38 years and coached football and wrestling, winning every level of championship Wisconsin offered (conference, regional, sectional, and state).

    Nitka became an NSCA member in 1985 and, over time, earned the credentials of CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, and FNSCA*E. He presented at the 1992 NSCA national conference and discussed the concept of weight training as a unit within a high school’s physical education curriculum. He served as chair of what would eventually become the NSCA’s High School Special Interest Group and as a member of the NSCA Conference Committee. He was the “Coaches Corner” column editor for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal, with the vision to reach out to high school coaches across the country to ask them to share what they were doing in their PE classes.

    Nitka was selected as the NSCA’s High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year in 1994 and represented the NSCA in China and Australia as a member of the NSCA’s board of directors. He contributed expertise and feedback for NSCA’s informational brochure for high schools (“What’s Missing? Why You Need a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach in Your School”) and currently serves as an adjunct professor of exercise science at Carroll University.

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