Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate

Start time 2021-03-13 08:30
Finished Time 2021-10-10 18:00
Dove Verona, Rome (Italy)
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...

Certificate program

The Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate by NOVAVIA Project is organised in 2 modules lasting 3 days each, for a total of 42 ECM credits:

  • Neuromuscular Adaptations and Strength Training (Module A – S&C Certificate)
  • Movement and Coordination Adaptations, Plyometrics, Speed and Change of Direction (Module B – S&C Certificate)

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.

Certificate description

Compared to the UK and USA, Strength & Conditioning remains an emerging discipline in many European countries. The emergent growth provides a platform to provide quality, impactful and meaningful learning opportunities to develop S&C practice.

The learning pathway Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate by NOVAVIA Project is primarily intended for physiotherapists and athletic trainers. Due to the NSCA’s global presence it’s intended that the content is aligned to sections 1, 2 and 4 (1  – exercise technique, 2 – programme design, 4 – testing, ongoing monitoring, and data evaluation) of the practical/applied component of the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

Additional consideration will be provided specifically around the adaptive responses sections within the scientific foundation component which are aligned to the practical/applied component.

The learning pathway Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Certificate by NOVAVIA Project consisting mainly of practical / applied modules, will allow participants to acquire the necessary competencies to participate, if they desire, in the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certificate exam organized by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Subscription to such exam and the results are interest and responsibility of the individual participant.

Learning objectives

Provide attendees opportunities to develop:

  1. Problem solving and decision-making frameworks to support S&C best practice
  2. Coaching of S&C exercises and modalities
  3. Effective prescription and programming of S&C exercises and modalities
  4. Testing and evaluating of programming and coaching effectiveness
  5. Underpinning knowledge of adaptive responses to S&C exercise and modalities

Delivery model

To develop expertise in the art and act of coaching, the Certificate must have a significant proportion of practical components. Therefore, the programme will be at least 60% practical. Where the content is around programme design (including needs analysis), the audience will be given the opportunity to explore and develop expertise through problem based (action learning) learning, whereby the audience are required to apply newly acquired knowledge and experiences.

An andragogic and constructivist learning approach ( will be employed, essentially using the experiences and knowledge of the audience and building on from this to help shape their learning.

The strength in this approach is twofold:

  1. Learning becomes contextual to the individual as it is their experiences they are building on and able to evolve
  1. It allows for individuals with varying degrees of experiences and knowledge to all learn simultaneously and collectively from one another.

This will require the audience to come prepared with small volume (of time) of pre-tasks before each workshop event, which will be used as a reference point to build their own knowledge and experiences from.