Education Overview

As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.


The NSCA’s goal is to provide you with a valuable balance of the newest findings in strength and conditioning research and its practical application. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through our peer-reviewed publications. As some of the most sought-after in the industry, these publications are top resources for your continuing education and professional development.

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Article Collections

In keeping with our mission to disseminate research-based knowledge, we have created articles collections related by profession and topics. They are compilations of articles from all five of our journals.

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Video Collections

Browse the collection of educational videos from top professions in the field of strength and conditioning. The collections are organized by profession and topics.

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NSCA Podcasts

NSCA Coaching Podcast

This is the NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, where strength and conditioning coaches share their experience, lessons learned, and advice about how to thrive in a highly competitive profession.

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NSCA Courses

Foundations of Coaching Lifts Course

The NSCA’s Foundations of Coaching Lifts: Hands-on Approach to Coaching Lift Progressions Certificate Course lays the groundwork for teaching athletes and clients how to properly perform the bench press, push press, power clean, and squat. Led by some of the best in strength and conditioning, this course covers exercise application, lift progressions, and coaching cues.

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TSAC Practitioners Course

Built on scientific principles and evidence-based research, the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Practitioners Course is a foundational strength and conditioning program designed to provide tactical facilitators with the tools to decrease injury risk and increase longevity and effectiveness of tactical professionals.

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Education Recognition Program (ERP)

The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.

NSCA Tools and Resources

In support of your professional growth, the NSCA provides evidenced-based tools and resources. Stay ahead of the rest and promote best practices through these carefully-selected resources.

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