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CPSS Scope of Practice

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The Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) is a practitioner with training and applied experiences across the scientific disciplines applicable to sport science and athletic performance (i.e., generalist) or predominantly within a select few (i.e., specialist). These scientific disciplines, as related to sports performance, include, but are not limited to: biomechanics, data science, nutrition, physiology, psychology, research methods, and strength and conditioning. A CPSS demonstrates competency in the application of scientific disciplines, assessment, training theory and process, needs analysis, monitoring, communication, and education with the primary goal of safely and effectively improving athletic performance.

Bridge: Sleep and Recovery, with Jeff Nichols

May 1, 2015

Video

Sleep and recovery can be key to athletic performance. Jeff Nichols from Virginia High Performance discusses strategies to encourage athletes to improve their sleep habits.

Coaches Exercise Science recovery sleep habits athletic recovery athletic performance

The Art of Coaching and Its Effect on Performance: Becoming a Better Coach

January 28, 2013

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2013 Coaches Conference, Dr. Brian Gearity talks about the impact that coaching can have on athletic performance.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Athletic Performance Coaching Coaching Philosophy Coaching Performance Impact of Coaching 2013-Coaches-Conference

CPSS

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Learn about sport science careers and the CPSS certification program​.

Optimizing Athletic Performance—Are Carbohydrates Necessary?

April 1, 2013

Article

Before sports nutritionists and coaches begin prescribing unconventional eating recommendations to athletes, it is important to consider the scientific evidence supporting a low-carbohydrate diet for boosting athletic performance.

Personal trainers Nutrition Low-carbohydrate diet paleo diet carbs carbohydrates

Effect of Varying Self-myofascial Release Duration on Subsequent Athletic Performance

May 20, 2019

Article

Self-myofascial release (SMR) treatments can enhance joint range-of-motion and restore movement function. This infographic summarizes the results of a study that looked at the effects of different durations of SMR on athletic performance.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science infographics SMR Self-Myofascial Release

The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

Article

The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

Coaches Nutrition alcohol sports nutrition dietary recommendations strength and conditioning NSCA Coach

Working with Elite Athletic Women’s Menstrual Cycle

May 19, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to share the importance of the menstrual cycle’s effects on elite athlete performance, and how these effects should influence the training and recovery of high-performing athletic women.

Coaches Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Menstrual Cycle Follicular Phase Luteal Phase Thermoregulation

Integrating Motor Patterns into Exercise for Performance and Prevention

November 1, 2014

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In this session from the 2014 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, Barton Bishop explains how to utilize the body’s natural way of learning movement. This will help athletes become more efficient at movement for improvements in exercise and athletic performance, and help in preventing future injuries.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design athlete monitoring strength and conditioning Injury Prevention Movement Efficiency Athletic Performance

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