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NSCA's Guide to Program Design 2nd Edition

Your Complete Guide to Training, Programming, and Workouts

$89.95 CAD

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$89.95 CAD

ISBN: 9781718220546

©2025

Page Count: 448


NSCA's Guide to Program Design, Second Edition, is the definitive resource for designing scientifically based training programs. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the second edition provides the latest information and insights from the leading educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field.

Created for strength and conditioning professionals, educators, and candidates preparing for certification, NSCA's Guide to Program Design presents an evidence-based framework for athlete assessment strategies and training principles. This authoritative text moves beyond the simple template presentation of program design to help readers understand the reasons and procedures for sequencing training in a safe, sport-specific manner. In addition to programming for resistance training, the book also addresses how to design training programs for power, endurance, agility, and speed.

Straightforward and accessible, NSCA’s Guide to Program Design details the considerations and challenges in developing a program for each key fitness component. It shows you how to begin the process of assessing athlete needs as well as how to select performance tests. Dynamic warm-up and static stretching protocols and exercises are addressed before moving into in-depth programming advice based on a performance goal. The final two chapters help you put it all together with a discussion of training integration, periodization, and implementation.

With sample workouts and training plans for athletes in a variety of sports, technique photos and instructions for select drills, and a sample annual training plan, you will be able to assemble effective and performance-enhancing training programs for all your athletes.

NSCA’s Guide to Program Design is part of the Science of Strength and Conditioning series. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this series of texts provides the guidelines for converting scientific research into practical application. The series covers topics such as tests and assessments, program design, and nutrition.

Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.

Audience

Strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers, including NSCA members and those preparing for an NSCA certification. Also for students taking courses in strength and conditioning program design.
Introduction

Chapter 1. Athlete Needs Analysis
Jennifer B. Fields, Andrew R. Jagim, Margaret T. Jones

Chapter 2. Athlete Assessment and Performance Evaluation
Jennifer B. Fields, Andrew R. Jagim, Margaret T. Jones

Chapter 3. Movement Preparation
David J. Heikkinen, N. Travis Triplett

Chapter 4. Resistance Training
Nicholas A. Ratamess

Chapter 5. Power Training
William J. Kraemer, Robert U. Newton, Disa L. Hatfield, Tunde K. Szivak

Chapter 6. Anaerobic Conditioning
Sean Collins

Chapter 7. Aerobic Conditioning
Ludmila Cosio-Lima, Nicole C. Dabbs

Chapter 8. Agility Training
Robert G. Lockie, J. Jay Dawes

Chapter 9. Speed Training
Chelscie K. Greene, Joanette M. Gonzalez, Andrew J. Galpin

Chapter 10. Anatomical Core Training
Ronald L. Snarr, Lawrence W. Judge

Chapter 11. Training Integration and Periodization
G. Gregory Haff, Erin E. Haff

Chapter 12. Training Program Integration and Implementation
Corey Dulak-Sigler, Michael G. Miller
Margaret T. Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is a professor of sport, recreation, and tourism management at George Mason University, where she serves as the director of the Patriot Performance Laboratory in the Frank Pettrone Center for Sports Performance and as a Beck Foundation faculty fellow. Jones’ research in sport science focuses on improving sport performance and athlete health, specifically through load monitoring, assessment of athletic fitness, and athlete dietary habits and nutrition practices.

Jones is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential. She served on the NSCA Board of Directors from 2017 through 2020 and was honored by the NSCA as the 2008 Educator of the Year. In 2014, Jones was awarded a George Mason University OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award. She was honored in 2023 with the NSCA’s William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sports Scientist Award. Jones has authored publications in the areas of human performance and athlete health in peer-reviewed academic journals, and she has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines, lists of websites for related content, and suggested readings.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter.

Presentation package. Features more than 250 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

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NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association

NSCA's Guide to Program Design 2nd Edition

$89.95 CAD
NSCA's Guide to Program Design, Second Edition, is the definitive resource for designing scientifically based training programs. Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the second edition provides the latest information and insights from the leading educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field.

Created for strength and conditioning professionals, educators, and candidates preparing for certification, NSCA's Guide to Program Design presents an evidence-based framework for athlete assessment strategies and training principles. This authoritative text moves beyond the simple template presentation of program design to help readers understand the reasons and procedures for sequencing training in a safe, sport-specific manner. In addition to programming for resistance training, the book also addresses how to design training programs for power, endurance, agility, and speed.

Straightforward and accessible, NSCA’s Guide to Program Design details the considerations and challenges in developing a program for each key fitness component. It shows you how to begin the process of assessing athlete needs as well as how to select performance tests. Dynamic warm-up and static stretching protocols and exercises are addressed before moving into in-depth programming advice based on a performance goal. The final two chapters help you put it all together with a discussion of training integration, periodization, and implementation.

With sample workouts and training plans for athletes in a variety of sports, technique photos and instructions for select drills, and a sample annual training plan, you will be able to assemble effective and performance-enhancing training programs for all your athletes.

NSCA’s Guide to Program Design is part of the Science of Strength and Conditioning series. Developed with the expertise of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), this series of texts provides the guidelines for converting scientific research into practical application. The series covers topics such as tests and assessments, program design, and nutrition.

Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.

Audience

Strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers, including NSCA members and those preparing for an NSCA certification. Also for students taking courses in strength and conditioning program design.
Introduction

Chapter 1. Athlete Needs Analysis
Jennifer B. Fields, Andrew R. Jagim, Margaret T. Jones

Chapter 2. Athlete Assessment and Performance Evaluation
Jennifer B. Fields, Andrew R. Jagim, Margaret T. Jones

Chapter 3. Movement Preparation
David J. Heikkinen, N. Travis Triplett

Chapter 4. Resistance Training
Nicholas A. Ratamess

Chapter 5. Power Training
William J. Kraemer, Robert U. Newton, Disa L. Hatfield, Tunde K. Szivak

Chapter 6. Anaerobic Conditioning
Sean Collins

Chapter 7. Aerobic Conditioning
Ludmila Cosio-Lima, Nicole C. Dabbs

Chapter 8. Agility Training
Robert G. Lockie, J. Jay Dawes

Chapter 9. Speed Training
Chelscie K. Greene, Joanette M. Gonzalez, Andrew J. Galpin

Chapter 10. Anatomical Core Training
Ronald L. Snarr, Lawrence W. Judge

Chapter 11. Training Integration and Periodization
G. Gregory Haff, Erin E. Haff

Chapter 12. Training Program Integration and Implementation
Corey Dulak-Sigler, Michael G. Miller
Margaret T. Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, is a professor of sport, recreation, and tourism management at George Mason University, where she serves as the director of the Patriot Performance Laboratory in the Frank Pettrone Center for Sports Performance and as a Beck Foundation faculty fellow. Jones’ research in sport science focuses on improving sport performance and athlete health, specifically through load monitoring, assessment of athletic fitness, and athlete dietary habits and nutrition practices.

Jones is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential. She served on the NSCA Board of Directors from 2017 through 2020 and was honored by the NSCA as the 2008 Educator of the Year. In 2014, Jones was awarded a George Mason University OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award. She was honored in 2023 with the NSCA’s William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sports Scientist Award. Jones has authored publications in the areas of human performance and athlete health in peer-reviewed academic journals, and she has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines, lists of websites for related content, and suggested readings.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter.

Presentation package. Features more than 250 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

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