Become a Certified Strength Training Specialist

About the Certification

Strength is the major component of all movements and the foundation of all fitness. All fitness goals, specifically sports or performance start with the person’s strength and their ability to apply it.

The program was created by Tom DeLong, MA, RSCC*D, CSCS*D, who is the Director of Science Education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) and the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA). He is a 35+ year veteran of the Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training industry holding a Master's degree in Kinesiology from California State University of Long Beach (specializing in biomechanics of resistance training and program design) and a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University.

As a competitor, Tom:

Due to the advanced content of this course, a four year degree in a health and fitness related field and/or a personal trainer certification is highly recommended.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.9 units.

What Can You Expect To Learn?

  • What is strength?
  • The different types of strength
  • The role of biomechanics
  • What is mechanical efficiency?
  • Deeper understanding of flexibility and stretching
  • Assessment basics
  • The sport of weightlifting (as it applies to personal training)
  • How to create a strength program
  • Overreaching, overtraining, detraining and recovery techniques

The Certified Strength Training Specialist Course includes:

  • Certified Strength Training Specialist Manual (PDF file)
  • Final Exam
  • The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (1.9 CEUs)
  • Sample Test and Study Guide are not included (They may be purchased separately.)

Exam Information

  • This exam is given via a live proctor through www.passmyexam.net. Proctor fee paid at time of scheduling.
  • You will have 6 months to take your exam, after which a late fee will apply.
  • A government photo ID and a valid CPR card are required.
  • You will be given 120 minutes to take the 120 question exam.
  • You must score a 75% or higher to pass
  • Retake exams must be purchased separately.

CEUs Accepted by:

Organization CEUs
NCCPT 0.8 CEUs
NESTA 1.5 CEUs

Course Supplements

Instructional Manual

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Study Guide

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Sample Test

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About the Author

Tom DeLong

Tom DeLong, MA, RSCC*D, CSCS*D, is the Director of Science Education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) and the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA). He is a 35+ year veteran of the Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training industry holding a Master's degree in Kinesiology from California State University of Long Beach (specializing in biomechanics of resistance training and program design) and a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University. His teaching experience includes UCLA Extension (11 years), California Lutheran University (7 years), Wexford University (2 years), CSULB (1 year), and currently holds a teaching position at the United States Sports Academy (USSA) teaching Sport Biomechanics in Thailand and Malaysia. He is also an adjunct professor at the Keilir Institute (Atlantic Center of Excellence) where he teaches Biomechanics and Assessment Protocols. Additionally he has competed in powerlifting since 1979 and has been a professional strength and conditioning coach at several universities.

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