NASC Courses - Phase 1 & 2
NASC Course Overview
Athletic Performance Education Company (APEC) can provide you with the accreditation to help build your theoretical and practical strength and conditioning knowledge. The National Accreditation in Strength & Conditioning (NASC) course was specifically designed to aid international strength & conditioning coaches and fitness professionals in both practical and theoretical strength & conditioning knowledge and skills. The NASC course is the most highly sought after and widely recognized qualification for strength & conditioning professionals within the fitness industry.
Is This Strength and Conditioning Qualification Course Right for you?
The NASC is aimed at fitness professionals who want to work with field-based athletes and teams. Both levels of our NASC were designed specifically and meticulously to create a standardized approach to strength & conditioning coaches and industry professionals.
The NASC strength and conditioning courses are broken down into two phases, both of which run during a 3-day period. Upon completion of both phase 1 and phase 2, there will be a 1-day examination to assess your progress and assure you have gained the right knowledge from the course.
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Phase 1 Course
Phase 1 of the National Accreditation in Strength & Conditioning (NASC) was designed to provide coaches with a starting point in honing superior education and practical applications of strength building and physical conditioning.
Phase 1 of the NASC will provide coaches with a elite level education, as well as providing the tools to translate what was learned into practical applications. Coaches will be provided with in-depth training that will give participants the same methodology and systematic training techniques used at the elite level of sports.
NASC Phase 1 will cover:
- Athlete Profiling
- Performance Testing
- Movement Competency Analysis – Screening
- Speed mechanics assessment
- Speed development for linear acceleration
- Advanced strength methodology
- Velocity Based Training
- Science and application of hypertrophy
- Acute Methods for strength and hypertrophy
- Advanced Programming
Phase 2 Course
Phase 2 of the NASC program builds upon the system of training that was introduced during Phase 1 of the NASC, while also introducing our more advanced systems of coaching and athlete management strategy.
Whether your goals are to train elite level athletes, youth athletes, or amateur level athletes, learning the NASC framework will allow you to become an instinctively better strength & conditioning coach.
Phase 2 builds upon the solid foundation taught in Phase 1 by providing coaches with an even greater understanding of all-around speed and movement skills associated with a wide variety of sports. Coaches will start to look at athlete management and related strength training issues associated with the relevant sport including, our Energy Systems Development (ESD), Velocity Based Training (Olympic lifting), and Plyometrics.
NASC Phase 2 will cover:
- Olympic Lifting
- Acute methods for power development
- Advanced Velocity Based Training
- Advanced plyometric
- Multi-directional speed
- Athlete Monitoring
- Energy System Development (ESD)
- Advanced periodization and programming strategies
National Accreditation in Strength & Conditioning Course – Exam/Assessment Day
Upon completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the NASC program, an exam/assessment will be administered to each participant. Successful completion of the exam/assessment will award you with the NASC – ASCS accreditation widely recognized within sports worldwide.
The exam/assessment is broken down into two separate sections, focusing on material found in both Phase 1 and Phase 2: the first being a multiple-choice questionnaire covering the theoretical elements of the course, and the second, a practical examination in which you will be asked to demonstrate some of the various movement skills covered in the NASC course.
Once accredited, you will join an elite group of coaches, fitness professional, dedicated researchers and educators, and top athletes as an Accredited Strength & Conditioning Specialist (ASCS)
Multiple Choice Exam/Assessment
On the multiple-choice exam/assessment you will be required to complete a 1-hour exam whereby you will be questioned on theoretical content covered in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the courses.
The practical exam will assess your ability to actively demonstrate the skills learned within Phase 1 and Phase 2, assessing how accurately and effectively you can apply the knowledge you have learned, as well as an overall judgment of the movement skills covered in both levels of the NASC. The exam/assessment will last for 30 minutes.
Starting Your Career In The Strength & Conditioning Industry
APEC wants to provide you with the best chance to increase employability. By being accredited after completion of our programs, you can look forward to a career in the following fields
Working In Team Sports
Working In Track & Field Sports
- Long distance Marathon running
- Throwing sports (Discus, Javelin, Shotput)
- Long Jump & High Jump
Working With Extension Sports
- Table Tennis
Working With Combat Sports
Working With Olympic Sports
- Sledge sports (Bob Sledge, Skelton, Rouge)
- Weight Lifting
- Triathlon & Biathlon