Must have a post-secondary degree in a health science related field
- Must have valid liability insurance
- Should have teaching/presentation experience
- Should have experience working with high performance athletes and be actively involved in high performance sport science (new applicants must have the ability to demonstrate their knowledge & experience)
- Must have Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP) designation
- Should be a member in one of the following; NSCA, SKESA, CSEP, ACSM
- Core Strength
- Concepts in Warm-up, Cool-down, before competition or practice
- Stretching properly before competition or practice
- Weight Training Exercise Technique
- Resistance Exercise Training for Muscle Mass, Strength, and Power
- Foot Speed & Agility Development
- Plyometric Training
- Exercise Program Design and Prescription
- Exercise Ball Training
NOTE: Strength & Conditioning Consultants can be either of the following practicing professionals.
(information taken from the professional’s National website)
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS’s) 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. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate. The certification is regulated by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).
CEP – The Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) performs assessments/evaluations, prescribes conditioning exercise, provides exercise supervision/monitoring, counseling, healthy lifestyle education, and outcome evaluation for “apparently healthy” individuals and/or populations with medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities through the application of physical activity/exercise, for the purpose of improving health, function and work or sport performance. The certification is regulated by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
MUST ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING
Degrees – The minimum formal educational requirement is an Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor) in a health science field. Additional Degrees may include the Post Graduate Degree (PGD), Master Degree (MSC, MKin), or Doctorate Degree (PhD).
Updated as of July 2020