What is the
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning and supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.
Who can take it?
To be eligible to take the CSCS® examination, candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree or currently be enrolled as a college senior at an accredited institution and hold a current CPR and AED certification.
When and where can I take it?
The CSCS certification test is administered by Pearson VUE testing centers. Registration for the test is $340 for NSCA members and $475 for non-members.
Questions cover teaching and evaluating various forms of aerobic and resistance exercise, flexibility, and spotting technique.