NSCA's Guide to Tests and Assessments Online CE Course Without Book
This package includes the following:
- Online study guide
- Online continuing education exam
Once you pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.
- Perform a needs analysis and understand how to apply the information.
- Structure testing and assessments around the needs of the population being evaluated.
- Understand various statistical procedures.
- Measure body composition using both direct and indirect methods.
- Identify the metabolic demands of a sport.
- Understand all aspects of the use of a needs analysis.
- Determine heart rate using either indirect or direct methods.
- Understand how blood pressure and heart rate affect training intensity.
- Use heart rate measurements to monitor training progress and dictate programming.
- Determine physical activity energy expenditure using various methods.
- Understand how resting metabolic rate, thermal effect of food, and physical activity contribute to energy expenditure.
- Measure metabolic rate through direct or indirect calorimetry.
- Use monitoring devices to measure training intensity.
- Identify the proper submaximal or maximal testing protocols for assessing aerobic power.
- Correctly administer aerobic power tests and know how to use the collected data to modify training programs when necessary.
- Determine lactate threshold and use it for individualizing training intensity.
- Understand how to determine an athlete’s maximal work rate to predict exercise performance.
- Evaluate aerobic endurance exercise capacity with lactate threshold testing.
- Understand how muscular strength is expressed.
- Measure values of maximal muscular strength directly.
- Predict maximal muscular strength values from multiple repetitions with submaximal loads.
- Safely administer muscular endurance tests to volitional failure.
- Recognize when it is appropriate to use muscular endurance tests that use relative and absolute loads.
- Understand the relationship between force, velocity, and power.
- Identify sports performance needs through assessment of power.
- Select appropriate power tests based on the population and intent.
- Differentiate between tests of speed and agility.
- Identify proper tests to measure and assess mobility.
- Recognize limitations in mobility and how they affect overall function.
- Understand the concepts of center of gravity, center of mass, and base of support.
- Identify and administer appropriate balance and stability tests.