Valeo Training

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

NSCA Re-Certification

It's official! My personal training national certification through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) was up at year's end, 2008. To get re-certified without taking the grueling 4-hour exam, members must earn a certain number of CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) over a 2-3 year time period to maintain their status. Events and courses I've been involved in since my original certification in 2006 include:

* Attended the Perform Better 3-day Summit in Long Beach, CA
* Maintained my First Aid/CPR/AED certification
* Lectured/gave free trainings to Sport Conditioning Teams, Women's Groups, Youth Groups and Businesses and Sport Clubs
* Studied for and passed the quiz: "Neuromuscular Adaptations to Resistance Training" by Jay R. Hoffman, Ph.D, FACSM, CSCS*D
* Studied for and passed the quizes: "Concurrent Training - Part I" and "Concurrent Training - Part II" by Jay R. Hoffman, Ph.D, FACSM, CSCS*D
* Studied for and passed the quiz: "Designing Exercise Programs to Lower Fracture Risk in Mature Women" by Elaine M. Mansfield, NSCA-CPT
* Attended NSCA Webinar: "Youth Training" with Chat Williams
* Attended NSCA Webinar: "Breaking Through Plateaus" with JC Santana
It's been a lot of work, but the need to keep up on the latest in the Personal Training field, as well as my knowledge in Exercise Physiology necessitates I spend regular hours 'in the books' as well as at the gym. And it's been worth it! I received my new, official "Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist" certificate in the mail today...valid (with continuing education credits) until 2011! Yay! It's been a good day. :)