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NSCA's Guide to Program Design Online CE Course Without Book

NSCA's Guide to Program Design Online CE Course Without Book

$79.00 USD


Product Format
    NOTE: The book NSCA’s Guide to Program Design 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 the following:
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    This study guide reinforces the content from the book NSCA’s Guide to Program Design (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
    • Understand all aspects of a needs analysis and its implications to training.
    • Implement assessment programs to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs.
    • Understand the influence of dynamic warm-up protocols on injury risk.
    • Apply the concepts of progressive overload, specificity, and variation to resistance training programs.
    • Manipulate training variables and select optimal exercises to match the goals of the program and avoid training plateaus.
    • Identify the differences between aerobic and anaerobic-based sports and the training needs of each.
    • Identify the metabolic demands of a sport and understand how metabolic adaptations to training can affect performance.
    • Understand when to implement balance, stability, speed, and agility training in overall program design.
    • Understand the theories behind various principles of periodization and program design.
    • Utilize different training phases to optimize performance.


    A continuing education course for certified fitness professionals, including strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and athletic trainers.
    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, athletes, and tactical operators. The NSCA provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.

    Jay Hoffman, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA,
    is a professor of exercise science at the University of Central Florida and coordinator of their sport and exercise science program. Long recognized as an expert in the field of exercise physiology, Hoffman has more than 150 publications to his credit in refereed journals, book chapters, and books, and he has lectured at more than 300 national and international conferences and meetings. He also has more than 17 years of experience coaching at the collegiate and professional levels. This combination of the practical and the theoretical provides him with a unique perspective on writing for both coaches and academic faculty.

    Hoffman was elected president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2009. He was awarded the 2005 Outstanding Kinesiological Professional Award by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and was named the 2007 Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also was awarded the 2000 Outstanding Junior Investigator Award by the NSCA. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves on the board of directors of USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. He is the author of Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance (Human Kinetics, 2002) and Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health (Human Kinetics, 2006).

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