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Periodization Training for Sports CEU
 
 
Textbook, Workbook and Exam

5 NCSF CEUs | 10 CDR CPEs

Periodization is all about maximizing your training. By varying the timing and intensity of your workouts, you will get the greatest gains in strength, speed, power, and endurance.
 
List Price:$149.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Low Back Disorders
 
 
Textbook, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs | 14 CDR CPEs

This cutting edge course is designed to provide professionals with the most recent research findings in low back function. Utilizing the latest in risk assessment, load measurement and preventive measures, Low Back Disorder is a must for any professional looking to increase their knowledge on evaluating lumbar spine stability, developing exercise programs as well as integrating advanced exercise techniques…more
 
List Price:$199.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Functional Fitness for Older Adults
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs | 10 CDR CPEs

Functional Fitness for Older Adults is an illustrated course for activity professionals working with adults over the age of 65—especially those who are unable to complete activities of daily living because of poor functional fitness levels. This course provides you with physical activity programs that are proven to be both safe and effective for improving the functional performance levels of your participants as well as improving their health-related quality of life.
 
List Price:$139.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Designing Resistance Training Programs
 
 
Textbook, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs | 14 CDR CPEs

Resistance training is based on underlying principles, concepts, and definitions. Many factors need to to be considered when designing a resistance training program to successfully meet the needs and goals of a trainee. With the Designing Resistance Training Programs course you will learn how to:
  • Design scientifically sound resistance training programs
  • Modify and adapt programs to meet the needs of special populations
  • Understand how exercise prescription design works in the real world
 
List Price:$199.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
NCSF Membership (Two Year)
 
 
Enroll for a two year membership and save 10% from the one year membership rate. You do not need to be certified or enrolled in a certification preparation course to take advantage of the NCSF member benefits. Individuals may register as a non-certified member and enjoy many of the same benefits afforded those whe are NCSF certified personal trainers. The two year NCSF memebrship fee is $117 and will enusre your access to all member benefits for the next 24 months.
 
List Price:$130.00$117.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength Training for Young Athletes
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

6.0 NCSF CEUs

The course begins with scientifically researched background information on children and strength training. You’ll learn why resistance training is safe for children and what they can gain from it.
 
List Price:$129.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Athletic Body in Balance
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. The Athletic Body in Balance course is the first of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.


The Athletic Body in Balance program focuses on exposing deficiencies in order to form a foundation for long-term training gains. The course teaches you to identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; explore your potential; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where conditioning is breaking down and how to get your body back on track.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Core Assessment and Training
 
 
Textbook, DVD and Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Our understanding of the importance of core health for injury prevention, athletic performance, and rehabilitation grows each day. Make sure you can offer your clients safe and effective programs with Core Assessment and Training. In this book and DVD video program, you will learn to assess each client’s baseline core function and develop an individualized program to meet his or her needs.


Core Assessment and Training covers all aspects of core training—from basic to advanced core exercises, stretches, and plyometrics. Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach, or rehabilitation professional, this reference will help you learn these essentials:
  • Functional anatomy of the core musculature
  • Core assessment and functional testing techniques
  • Fundamentals of program design for core training
  • Special considerations for core training for various sports and core-specific injuries and conditions
 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Functional Testing in Human Performance
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

7 NCSF CEUs

Functional Testing in Human Performance offers professionals the first-ever compilation of information on clinical and data-based functional testing for sport, exercise, and occupational settings. This unique program serves as a primary resource for accurate assessment of individuals’ functional abilities in order to develop program prescriptions to enhance their performance.


The Functional Testing in Human Performance course defines the role of function in physical performance and how it can be appropriately tested. Especially helpful for personal trainers, the program explains testing criteria, testing terms relevant to research, and selecting the most appropriate test and testing sequence. Common testing mistakes are also presented as well as pitfalls to avoid when assessing. The course also includes case studies that illustrate a variety of situations—including testing for a client recovering from a lower-extremity injury, discussing preseason testing for a large group of athletes, and presenting the study of a client in an occupational setting. These cases include detailed statistical analysis and normative data, offering trainers the opportunity to consider the application of functional testing and implementation strategies adaptable to their specific practice setting.

 
List Price:$179.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Explosive Lifting for Sports
 
 
Textbook, DVD, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs

The movements in competitive weightlifting – the snatch, clean, jerk, and other variations – can develop a more powerful athlete, no matter what the sport. The Explosive Lifting for Sports continuing education course shows how to incorporate these exercises into your own sports training program.


The course demonstrates the safest, most effective learning progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling assistance exercises, squat, and other key lifts. In-depth instructions for each lift allow you to safely master movement technique in a step-by-step fashion and develop the strength, power, and speed necessary for high level athletic performance. Included are specific power development programs for 10 different power sports: football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, track and field, wrestling, racket sports, and competitive weightlifting.


Olympic style lifting is an essential element in any sports performance program and mastery of these movements aid in developing whole-body power, which in turn allows for improvements on the field or on the court.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Back Stability
 
 
Textbook, Exam

6 NCSF CEUs

The Back Stability course is designed to help Personal Trainers recognize and manage back conditions using proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. More than just another sequence of back exercises, the Back Stability course provides a theoretical foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health.


A focus on evidence-based practice pervades the program to address one of the most common maladies of modern living: back pain. The program combines research from around the world in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor skill training.

 
List Price:$149.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The NCSF Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs course delivers state-of-the-art nutritional information pertaining to a variety of these special populations with distinctive dietary needs. This detailed program provides scientifically based nutrition guidelines for a wide range of physically active clients—including vegetarians, pregnant and menopausal women, persons with eating disorders and disordered eating, children and adolescents, older adults, persons with diabetes, and participants in weight-restricted sports. The course teaches professionals how to guide their clients in proper eating for optimal exercise performance, and it recognizes when a client needs to be referred to a registered dietitian for further nutritional consult.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness
 
 
Textbook, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUS

The NCSF Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness CEU course was developed by top sport and conditioning experts that present the best information on testing, techniques, drills, and training programs available to maximize athletes’ innate movement capabilities. This textbook allows you to see exactly how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills to improve athletic performance. The course includes sample training programs for numerous sports and contains 195 drills, many of which are fully illustrated, while the most complex drills and useful tests to track athletic skills and progress are featured in the online video library.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The Client-Centered Exercise Prescription continuing education course teaches fitness professionals how to develop exercise programs for each of their client’s unique and changing needs. The programming models presented include activity counseling, cardiovascular conditioning, resistance training, weight management, exercise design, and program demonstration and modification, as well as the much-neglected area of assessment and treatment for muscle balance. The program explains the vital role that muscle balance plays in maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize and treat muscle imbalance before it causes serious damage. Reproducible worksheets—ranging from informational forms for clients to checklists and prescription cards for professionals—facilitate the use of the models to make exercise prescription easy and precise.


The step-by-step programming models include information on activity counseling as well as client motivation and address the following issues:

  • Establishing rapport and increasing adherence by prescribing exercise programs that match clients’ desires, needs, and lifestyles
  • Understanding clients’ unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated and on track
  • Integrating principles and strategies for client-centered assessment and prescription that will enable fitness professionals to address and monitor clients’ needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time
  • Detailing the competencies of exercise demonstration, design modification, and follow-up monitoring
  • Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program

The Client-Centered Exercise Prescription course is an outstanding resource for all professionals interested in learning to prescribe exercise for each client’s unique and changing needs. The course clearly presents a unique, personalized approach to prescribing exercise and to helping clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain active lifestyles.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Championship Triathlon Training
 
 
Textbook, Exam

5 NCSF CEUs

The Championship Triathlon Training Course teaches you the advanced conditioning and programming concepts used by today’s elite triathletes. Within this program you will learn how to incorporate physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, and injury prevention into your regimen in order to address the specific needs and demands of competition. Specifically, all of the following topics will be addressed:

  • Use Weight training, plyometrics, and core development to accelerate skill development in all phases of swimming, running, and cycling.
  • Apply metabolic training to improve endurance and race speed.
  • Combine sport-specific skills, such as mounting and dismounting, with metabolic training to improve transition times between phases.
  • Develop more efficient movement patterns for increased performance potential and reduced incidences of injury.
  • Assess health and physical status to avoid overtraining.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning Textbook
 
 
The NCSF Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning textbook is the foremost text for up-to-date, evidence-based information in the field of strength and conditioning. The 18 chapters cover relevant topics in the process of developing high-level competency in human performance. The book includes key elements of strength and conditioning including athletic analysis, corrective training methods, speed and power development, all of which culminates in advanced program design. The textbook features program templates for numerous sports as well as strategic methodology for intermittent sport conditioning and training for competitive endurance events. Included with the text are over 150 illustrations of essential Olympic and performance-based lifts and conditioning drills.

In-depth lessons, video demonstrations, and practice exam questions are available in the Certified Strength Coach course models only.
 
List Price:$109.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Functional Training for Sports
 
 
Textbook, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs

Functional Training for Sports is the ideal course for any exercise professional looking to advance their knowledge of functional training. The book’s focus is on improving sport performance by providing information on screening, exercise execution and programming that allow any trainer to quickly and easily implement a more functional approach to their exercise prescription. With an emphasis on exercise progressions, coaches learn how to teach athletes simple movements and their more difficult variations that relate to athletic performance, making this the ideal course for any coach or trainer looking to expend their work with athletic populations.
 
List Price:$109.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kettlebell Training
 
 
Textbook, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs

Kettlebell Training offers Personal Trainers a comprehensive course on the popular training tool. The course provides an easy-to-use progression to teach kettlebell movements, providing step-by-step instruction and full page images on over 90 exercises for clients of varying capabilities. The course denotes the advantages of using the kettlebell as a complementary training implement as well as how to use the kettlebell in warm-ups and cool-downs, for various exercises across diverse clientele and how to implement kettlebells into a personalized exercise program. This course is ideal for anyone looking to add kettlebells into your training repertoire.
 
List Price:$109.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning Textbook(Digital Edition)
 
 
The digital edition of the Advanced Concepts of Strength & Conditioning textbook is the foremost text for up-to-date, evidence-based information in the field of strength and conditioning. The 18 chapters cover relevant topics in the process of developing high-level competency in human performance. The book includes key elements of strength and conditioning including athletic analysis, corrective training methods, speed and power development, all of which culminates in advanced program design. The textbook features program templates for numerous sports as well as strategic methodology for intermittent sport conditioning and training for competitive endurance events. Included with the text are over 150 illustrations of essential Olympic and performance-based lifts and conditioning drills.

In-depth lessons, video demonstrations, and practice exam questions are available in the Certified Strength Coach course models only.
 
List Price:$109.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
High Powered Plyometrics
 
 
Textbook, Workbook, Exam

4.5 NCSF CEUs | 9 CDR CPEs

Plyometrics is an essential part of strength and conditioning programs for the top athletes in nearly every sport. High-Powered Plyometrics provides the most systematic, comprehensive, and practical study of plyometrics available and can give you performance gains you never thought possible through 77 advanced exercises for explosive sports training.


High-Powered Plyometrics takes you step-by-step through high-level plyometric training, beginning with an understanding of the principles of how and why plyometrics works. It details proper training techniques and equipment, safety and injury prevention, and targeted training drills to develop your lower, middle, and upper body. You also get advanced tips to take you to the elite stages of training with discussions on periodization, long-term planning, and progression training. More than 360 textbook photo illustrations as well as supporting video instruction provide 77 exercises to increase lower-, middle-, and upper-body power. Exercise descriptions and intensity guidelines provide step-by-step instructions to ensure correct technique and proper workload.

 
List Price:$119.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spanish Home Study Course
 
 
Offering the flexibility of self-paced learning in the convenience of your home, the NCSF Spanish Home Study Course effectively covers the topics necessary to successfully pass the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Exam in a format that fits into a busy schedule. Modeled after a college correspondence course, the Spanish Home Study uses a systematic approach to teach you the science behind sound fitness training and exercise programming. This program covers the same content areas as both the Workshop as well as Training School courses.
 
List Price:$229.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
College Program Course Materials Package
 
 
The NCSF Certified Personal Trainer College program is designed to prepare students for successful attainment of the NCSF-CPT credential. The course materials are an integral component of this preparation, turning key course content into tangible skills and applicable knowledge. The building block approach of the materials develops students appropriately to sit for the certification exam and practice as a personal trainer. This package has been significantly discounted for students taking the college preparation program.
 
List Price:$216.95$110.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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