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Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy Online CE Course

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy Online CE Course

$194.95 CAD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:

    Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy e-book

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Understand the structure and function of the neuromuscular system.

    • Describe the program design variables for maximizing muscle hypertrophy.

    • Explain how biomechanics is related to muscle hypertrophy training.

    • Identify exercise selection strategies.

    • Explain the relationship between nutrition and muscle hypertrophy.

    Although muscle hypertrophy can be attained through a range of training programs, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy Online CE Course allows learners to understand and apply the specific responses and mechanisms that promote optimal muscle hypertrophy in their clients. It explores how genetic background, age, sex, and other factors have been shown to mediate the hypertrophic response to exercise, affecting both the rate and the total gain in lean muscle mass. Sample programs show how to design a three- or four-day-per-week undulating periodized program and a modified linear periodized program for maximizing muscular development.

    Built around a book by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, a leading authority on muscle hypertrophy, this course provides strength and conditioning professionals as well as personal trainers with a definitive resource for information regarding muscle hypertrophy—the mechanism of its development, how the body structurally and hormonally changes when exposed to stress, ways to most effectively design training programs, and current nutrition guidelines for eliciting hypertrophic changes. The full-color content offers several features such as these:

    • Research Findings highlight the aspects of muscle hypertrophy currently being examined to encourage learners to re-evaluate their knowledge and ensure their training practices are up to date.

    • Practical Applications outline how to apply the research conclusions for maximal hypertrophic development.

    • Comprehensive subject and author indexes optimize the book component’s utility as a reference tool beyond completion of the course.

    The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and referenced answer key. The study guide emphasizes key concepts of the book to prepare individuals to pass the 100-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions at the completion of the course. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy Online CE Course is an invaluable resource for strength and conditioning professionals seeking to help clients maximize hypertrophic gains and those searching for the most comprehensive, authoritative, and current research in the field.

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    A course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other certified professionals interested in the topic.

    Table of Contents

    Course Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy Book

    Chapter 1: Hypertrophy-Related Responses and Adaptations to Exercise Stress

    Chapter 2: Mechanisms of Hypertrophy

    Chapter 3: Role of Resistance Training Variables in Hypertrophy

    Chapter 4: Role of Aerobic Training in Hypertrophy

    Chapter 5: Factors in Maximal Hypertrophic Development

    Chapter 6: Program Design for Maximal Hypertrophy

    Chapter 7: Nutrition for Hypertrophy

    Learning Activities Answer Key

    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Book Table of Contents


    Chapter 1. Hypertrophy-Related Responses and Adaptations to Exercise Stress

    Neuromuscular System

    Endocrine, Paracrine, and Autocrine Systems

    Chapter 2. Mechanisms of Hypertrophy

    Mechanical Tension

    Metabolic Stress

    Muscle Damage

    Chapter 3. Role of Resistance Training Variables in Hypertrophy




    Exercise Selection

    Type of Muscle Action

    Rest Interval Length

    Repetition Duration

    Exercise Order

    Range of Motion

    Intensity of Effort

    Chapter 4. Role of Aerobic Training in Hypertrophy

    Hypertrophic Effects From Aerobic-Only Training

    Concurrent Training

    Chapter 5. Factors in Maximal Hypertrophic Development




    Training Status

    Chapter 6. Program Design for Maximal Hypertrophy


    Exercise Selection Strategies


    Chapter 7. Nutrition for Hypertrophy

    Energy Balance

    Macronutrient Intake

    Feeding Frequency

    Nutrient Timing

    About the Author

    Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is widely regarded as one of the leading strength and fitness experts in the United States. The 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder who has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles, including the All-Natural Physique and Power Conference (ANPPC) Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns. As a personal trainer, Schoenfeld has worked with numerous elite-level physique athletes, including many top pros. Also, he was elected to the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Board of Directors in 2012.

    Schoenfeld is the author of multiple consumer-oriented fitness books, including The M.A.X. Muscle Plan and Strong and Sculpted (formerly Sculpting Her Body Perfect). He is a regular columnist for Muscular Development magazine, has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine (including Muscle and Fitness, MuscleMag, Ironman, Oxygen, and Shape), and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. He also serves as a fitness expert and contributor to,, and

    Schoenfeld earned his PhD in health promotion and wellness at Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves on the editorial advisory boards for several journals, including the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He is an assistant professor of exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and heads their human performance laboratory.

    Visit his blog at