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NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments Online CE Course With Ebook

NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments Online CE Course With Ebook

$89.00 USD $139.00 USD


Product Format
    This package includes the following:
    • NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments ebook
    • Online study guide
    • Online continuing education exam
    NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments Online CE Course offers strength and conditioning professionals consolidated information for the best research-supported fitness and performance measures available. Created by top exercise testing and assessment experts in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this continuing education course offers insight regarding which athlete, training, and performance factors matter and how to evaluate them as accurately and easily as possible.

    Based on the NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments ebook, this course provides an introduction to testing, analyzing data, and formulating conclusions. It presents tests and assessments for body composition, heart rate and blood pressure, metabolic rate, aerobic power, lactate threshold, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, speed and agility, mobility, balance, and stability. You will gain a clear understanding of the test selection process, how to implement appropriate data collection, and how to analyze data to make appropriate training decisions that will help your clients achieve their performance goals.

    The study guide includes learning activities, along with an answer key, to help you prepare for the course exam (composed of 100 multiple-choice questions).

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

    Learning Objectives
    • Perform a needs analysis and understand how to apply the information.
    • Structure testing and assessments around the needs of the population being evaluated.
    • Understand various statistical procedures.
    • Measure body composition using both direct and indirect methods.
    • Identify the metabolic demands of a sport.
    • Understand all aspects of the use of a needs analysis.
    • Determine heart rate using either indirect or direct methods.
    • Understand how blood pressure and heart rate affect training intensity.
    • Use heart rate measurements to monitor training progress and dictate programming.
    • Determine physical activity energy expenditure using various methods.
    • Understand how resting metabolic rate, thermal effect of food, and physical activity contribute to energy expenditure.
    • Measure metabolic rate through direct or indirect calorimetry.
    • Use monitoring devices to measure training intensity.
    • Identify the proper submaximal or maximal testing protocols for assessing aerobic power.
    • Correctly administer aerobic power tests and know how to use the collected data to modify training programs when necessary.
    • Determine lactate threshold and use it for individualizing training intensity.
    • Understand how to determine an athlete’s maximal work rate to predict exercise performance.
    • Evaluate aerobic endurance exercise capacity with lactate threshold testing.
    • Understand how muscular strength is expressed.
    • Measure values of maximal muscular strength directly.
    • Predict maximal muscular strength values from multiple repetitions with submaximal loads.
    • Safely administer muscular endurance tests to volitional failure.
    • Recognize when it is appropriate to use muscular endurance tests that use relative and absolute loads.
    • Understand the relationship between force, velocity, and power.
    • Identify sports performance needs through assessment of power.
    • Select appropriate power tests based on the population and intent.
    • Differentiate between tests of speed and agility.
    • Identify proper tests to measure and assess mobility.
    • Recognize limitations in mobility and how they affect overall function.
    • Understand the concepts of center of gravity, center of mass, and base of support.
    • Identify and administer appropriate balance and stability tests.


    A continuing education course for certified fitness professionals, including strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and athletic trainers.
    Chapter 1. Tests, Data Analysis, and Conclusions
    Matt Rhea, PhD, and Mark Peterson, PhD
    Screening Tests
    Data Evaluation and Statistical Analysis
    Normalizing of Fitness Data
    Tracking Data Over Time

    Chapter 2. Body Composition
    Nick Ratamess, PhD
    Sport Performance and Body Composition
    Body Composition Measurement
    Measuring Height, Body Weight, and Body Mass Index
    Body Fat Standards
    Comparison of Body Composition Techniques

    Chapter 3. Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
    Dan Drury, DPE
    Heart Rate Control
    Exercise Intensity and Heart Rate
    Sport Performance and Heart Rate
    Heart Rate Measurement
    Blood Pressure

    Chapter 4. Metabolic Rate
    Wayne Miller, PhD, EMT
    Components of Energy Expenditure
    Sport Performance and Metabolic Rate
    Measurement of Energy Expenditure
    Prediction of Energy Expenditure
    Estimation of 24-hour and Physical Activity Energy Expenditure
    Relevance and Applications for Metabolic Testing

    Chapter 5. Aerobic Power
    Jonathan Anning, PhD
    Regression Equation Variables
    Maximal Exercise Testing Methods
    Submaximal Exercise Testing Methods
    Regression Equation Calculations

    Chapter 6. Lactate Threshold
    Dave Morris, PhD
    Energy Pathways and Lactate Metabolism
    Sport Performance and Lactate Threshold
    Performing a Lactate Threshold Test
    Maximal Lactate Steady State
    Using Lactate Threshold Data

    Chapter 7. Muscular Strength
    Gavin Moir, PhD
    Definition of Muscular Strength
    Factors Affecting Muscular Force Production
    Sports Performance and Muscular Strength
    Methods of Measurement
    Field Tests for Muscular Strength
    Predicting 1RM Values from Multiple Repetitions
    Laboratory Tests for Maximal Muscular Strength
    Isokinetic Strength Testing

    Chapter 8. Muscular Endurance
    Gavin Moir, PhD
    Definition of Muscular Endurance
    Field Tests for Muscular Endurance
    Laboratory Tests for Muscular Endurance

    Chapter 9. Power
    Mark D. Peterson, PhD
    Operationalizing Power
    Mechanisms of Power Production and Expression
    Types and Factors of Power
    Sport Performance and Power
    Tests for Power
    Lower Body Tests
    Upper Body Tests
    Warm-Up and Postactivation Potentiation (PAP): A Special Consideration for Testing Power

    Chapter 10. Speed and Agility
    N. Travis Triplett, PhD
    Sport Performance and Speed and Agility
    Test Selection
    Methods of Measurement

    Chapter 11. Mobility
    Sean P. Flanagan, PhD
    Fundamental Concepts of Mobility
    Sport Performance and Mobility
    Mobility Testing
    Range of Motion Tests
    Interpretation of Results
    Comparing Mobility Measurement Methods

    Chapter 12. Balance and Stability
    Sean P. Flanagan, PhD
    Body Mechanics
    Control Theory
    Balance and Stability Tests
    Sport Performance and Balance and Stability
    Measuring Balance and Stability
    Interpreting the Results
    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.

    Todd A. Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D,
    is an associate professor of exercise science at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for the development and oversight of the master's degree concentration in strength and conditioning. He has degrees in exercise physiology from Penn State and Texas A&M and currently studies the role of interactive video gaming as a means of increasing physical activity in children.

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