Neuromuscular Adaptations and Strength Training (Module A – S&C Certificate)

Dates 04-05-06 June 2021
Max participants 36
Location Verona, Italy
Certificate / Credits Yes / Yes (21 ECM - NSCA credits requested)
Type of course Theoretical & Practical
Course features
Both Evidence-Based and Practice-Based
Practical sessions including technical models of weightlifting
Problem-solving & decision-making based frameworks
Underpinning theoretical knowledge
3 days high quality learning content
Course in English with translation in Italian
Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, medicine, physiotherapy & athletic trainer students and professionals equivalent to PT’s can register for this course
MSc, PG Dip, BSc (hon)
Alex has spent over 15 years supporting athletes, staff, and teams to perform in moments that matter; preparing for and delivering at five Olympic...
Technical Lead (S&C) at English Institute of Sport, PhD Researcher and Performance Consultant
Tom is currently employed at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) as a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach and Technical Lead. As a coach, he primarily supports British Rowing athletes whilst also...
MSc, S&C Coach
Chris has been working in elite sport for over 15 years and holds a post graduate certificate in Creativity, Leadership, and Innovation from Cass Business...
PT BSc, Cert.RUSI, Cert. CMT, Lecturer University of Parma
Eraldo is a physiotherapist graduated at the University of Parma, where prior to start his career as a physiotherapy student, he studied for 3 years Medicine and Surgery in order to have an extensive...
PT, Sports PT CAS, MS Biomechanics, Swiss Swimming National Teams Physio, Ph.D. student
Sebastiano completed a 4 years BSc in Phisiotherapy in Lugano (Switzerland) with observerships and clinical rotations in top-ranked clinics in the US. Then completed a Sports Physiotherapy...
Module program
  • 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

    Participants Registration

  • 9:30AM-10:00AM

    Introduction & expectations

  • 10:00AM-11:30AM

    Needs analysis / performance backwards theory

  • 11:30AM-11:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:45AM-1:15PM

    Strength training adaptation theory

  • 1:15PM-2:00PM


  • 2:00PM-5:00PM

    Barbell lifting theory & practical (squat, deadlift, bench press, Romanian deadlift, spotting, safety)

  • 5:00PM-5:30PM

    Questions & answers and close

  • 9:00AM-10:00AM

    Olympic lifting theory

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM

    Coffee Break

  • 10:15AM-11:30AM

    Olympic lifting practical

  • 11:30AM-11:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:45AM-1:00PM

    Needs analysis / performance backwards theory problem solving

  • 1:00PM-1:45PM


  • 1:45PM-3:00PM

    Olympic lifting & barbell lifting practical

  • 3:00PM-3:15PM

    Coffee break

  • 3:15PM-4:30PM

    Planning & programme problem-solving: strength and power

  • 4:30PM-5:00PM

    Questions & answers and close

  • 9:00AM-10:30AM

    Planning & programme problem-solving: strength and power

  • 10:30AM-10:45AM

    Coffee break

  • 10:45AM-11:15AM

    Strength and power testing theory

  • 11:15AM-11:30AM

    Coffee break

  • 11:30AM-12:30PM

    Strength and power testing practical

  • 12:30PM-1:15PM


  • 1:15PM-2:15PM

    Trunk theory

  • 2:15PM-2:30PM

    Coffee break

  • 2:30PM-4:00PM

    Trunk practical, including quadrant testing

  • 4:00PM-5:00PM

    Questions & answers, what’s next

  • 5:00PM-5:15PM

    End of the module

A module part of a Certificate

This single module is part of a broader Certificate, the Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate by NOVAVIA Project, that is organised in 2 modules, for a total of 42 ECM:

Check out all the modules’ editions of the Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate - scroll down to find dates and locations details.

Only attending all the program’s modules will lead to receive the Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate by NOVAVIA Project.

Module description

This 3-days module provides therapists and allied practitioners an opportunity to build a greater understanding of the key themes within Strength & Conditioning. Starting with exploring the needs analysis of individual and event demands, attendees will be exposed to a performance backwards approach to aid effective planning and programming. The emphasis will mainly be around neuromuscular adaptations and the principles and application of weightlifting exercises for strength training. This includes understanding common faults and corrective strategies aligned to these. Time will also be spent on understanding appropriate assessments, including a component part around trunk training and testing.

This module has been designed to align to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Job Task Analysis Summary

This module will allow attendees to build on their current knowledge and experiences by providing problem-based and decision-making learning frameworks to assist in individual learning outcomes.

Learning objectives

  • Expose attendees to the principles of an individual and event needs analysis aligned to neuromuscular adaptations and strength training
  • Provide opportunities for attendees to apply a needs analysis using a performance backwards approach
  • Expose attendees to the fundamental neuromuscular adaptations of strength training modalities
  • Provide opportunities for attendees to practice weightlifting exercises, their derivatives and identify common faults with corrective strategies
  • Provide problem-based learning to challenge planning, programming and assessments aligned to the neuromuscular adaptations
  • Provide attendees a framework to assess and programme trunk training work capacity

Registration fee

REGISTRATION for the full Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate:

  • Registration fee (early booking)* € 879 + VAT 22% - until April 16th 2021
  • Registration fee* € 995,00 + VAT 22%  starting from April 17th, 2021

If you prefer paying in installments:

  • Registration fee (early booking IN INSTALLMENTS)*  until April 16th 2021: deposit of € 322 + VAT 22%, and an installment of € 575 + VAT 22% within 20 days before the 1st module of the Certificate.
  • Registration fee IN INSTALLMENTS*  starting from April 17th, 2021: deposit of € 395 + VAT 22%, and an installment of € 625 +VAT 22% within 20 days before the 1st module of the Certificate.

It's already possible registering for the Neuromuscular Adaptations and Strength Training (Module A – S&C Certificate) only:

  • Registration fee (early booking)* € 479,00 + VAT 22% - until April 16th, 2021
  • Registration fee € 549,00 + VAT 22% - starting from April 17th, 2021
  • -10% for members of our partners

*The aforementioned promo cannot be combined with the other ongoing discounts such as:
"10% discount fee for members of PARTNERS’ organizations”