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NSPA Upcoming CCS Workshops

New Format! CCS 8 Week course


Fee: $299 – Plus registration fee. Includes electronic manual and study guide and exam. Payment plan available for this course.


This is an 8 week course that meets one evening per week (Two week break for spring break).
The last meeting of this course will include the NSPA CCS exam. You will receive electronic copies of the manual and study guides prior to the course start.

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This course contains advanced personal training strength and conditioning material and provides the highest level of professional expertise. This course prepares students for the Certified Conditioning Specialist (CCS) exam, NSPA’s highest level certification. Exam given at another date.

Course Schedule – TBD

More Exam Information for 2-day course


This course is designed for fitness instructors, personal trainers, program/fitness directors, strength coaches, P.E. teachers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, medical professionals, and sports/exercise scientists. There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • NSPA CPT course completion or equivalent education.
  • Current adult CPR certification. You may take the Conditioning Specialist course without having CPR certification; however, you must have CPR certification in order for your NSPA Certification to be valid.
  • A working knowledge of exercise science, muscle physiology, functional anatomy, the cardiovascular system, physical assessment, and nutrition.
  • A working knowledge, as well as hands-on experience of spotting techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with physical assessments, prescription and programming is strongly recommended.


  • The Personal Training Business/Increasing Your Revenue
  • Advanced Muscle Physiology/Anatomy
  • Bio mechanical Principles and HIT Programming
  • Special Populations
  • Being the Best/Client Communications Skills
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • PNF Flexibility Techniques
  • Advanced Strength Training Methods and Applications
  • Power, Speed and Agility Acquisition
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise Prescription/Energy System Utilization
  • Manual Resistance Strength Training
  • Injury Prevention and Care
  • Proper and Safe Application of Plyometric Training
  • Training the Advanced/Elite Athlete
  • Sport Specific Conditioning


This course consists of two, nine-hour days ,or as an 8 week course that meets one evening per week which includes lecture,┬áhands-on instruction, and demonstration. Lectures are supported with practical application, emphasizing small group interaction and personal instruction conducted by NSPA’s Conditioning Specialist staff.


  • Written Exam Protocol: Definitions, Fill-in-the blank, Short Answer, Multiple Choice, Diagrams and Essay.
  • Written Exam Results: 75% accuracy required for passing grade on Written Exam.
  • Practical Exam Protocol: One-on-One Multiple Station Examinations: Blood Pressure, Skinfold, PNF Stretching, Machines, Free Weights, Manuals, and Plyometrics.
  • Practical Exam Results: Two missed questions on any Practical section requires retesting.


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