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How to become a strength coach & pass the CSCS in 2023 / 24

Nov 07, 2023


How to pass the CSCS in



Do you want to become a strength coach? NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam is comprised of two sections that test's your knowledge in the Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied areas. The exam is 190-questions broken up as follows:

1. Scientific Foundations – 80 scored and 15 non-scored multiple-choice questions

2. Practical/Applied – 110 scored and 15 non-scored multiple-choice questions

To pass the CSCS exam, you must earn a score of 70 or higher. Sign up for the CSCS here.

The CSCS exam is considered the Gold Standard for strength and conditioning experts. In 2023, less than 40% of students passed on their first try.

Show Up Fitness CSCS prep helps coaches pass the exam in LESS THAN 60-DAYS by focusing on the following topics:

1- Needs Analysis (Bio-Energetics, common injuries, muscle actions, and test battery)

2- Exercise vocabulary based off of NSCA's Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th edition textbook (How to perform traditional and non traditional exercises according to the CSCS, know which exercises to spot, Matveyev's model of periodization)

3- 1rm Percentile Values chart for male / female collegiate athletes based off of the 50th percent rank.

Become a strength coach in 2023 & 2024 with Show Up Fitness HERE:

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