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The Nation’s Best Strength and Conditioning Experts Gather to Learn the Latest Techniques for Improving Athletic Performance and Fitness

Coaches and others explore training considerations for pros, student athletes as well as those with specific health conditions such as diabetes.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – This July, thousands of the best-of-the-best strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists, personal trainers and others are coming to Las Vegas to attend the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) 36th annual conference. These professionals plan to explore hot topics that could have immediate and long-term impact on everyone from weekend warriors and high school athletes to professional-level players.

Brady Quinn and Alica Sacramone

Attendees will be inspired by keynote presenters: football great and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brady Quinn, who shattered 36 records during his four seasons playing football at the University of Notre Dame and who earned multiple awards including the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the best college quarterback in the nation and the Maxwell Award for the best college football player; and Alicia Sacramone, who was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team in 2008 and has won nine career World Championships medals, including three gold, four silver and two bronze—the highest career tally in U.S. history.

In honor of this premier conference’s 36th anniversary, the NSCA (, is going all-out this year with an amazing spectrum of speakers and hot topics.

Nearly 50 Relevant Educational Sessions

From morning workout sessions to hands-on interactive training sessions, this is a National Conference like none other. You might never play professional hockey or represent the United States in the Olympics, but the discussions during this National Conference may well impact your family’s fitness. The pros will return to their hometowns with newfound knowledge that they’ll likely be sharing with students, clients, friends, family and neighbors. Some of the presentations will include sessions on how to interpret published research for the benefit of your athletes; the key functional exercises for strength coaches, and injury prevention for the young athlete.

Many Coming for World-Class Certification and Networking 

The NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) certifications are the industry’s gold standards. NSCA’s National Conference provides an opportunity for these fitness professionals from around the world to learn what it takes to earn one of these prestigious distinctions. Certification testing is also administered during the conference. Others attend to accrue the valuable Continuing Education Units necessary for re-certification.

Also available at this year’s annual event will be the NSCA’s newest credential of distinction, the Certified Special Population Specialist™ (CSPS™) certification, introduced in 2012. The CSPS certifies fitness professionals who work with clients of all ages regarding their health and fitness needs, preventively, and in collaboration with healthcare professionals. Special populations also include those with chronic and temporary health conditions.

With thousands of their peers in attendance, this is also a great time for special interest groups to network. The NSCA’s 36th National Conference will be held July 10-13 in Las Vegas. For a complete list of presentations and additional information about the nonstop activities to be held during this event, visit

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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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