NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) are fitness professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train clients and athletes for the primary goal of improving
performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programmes and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

Who becomes CSCS certified and why?

The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) programme, created in 1985, distinguishes individuals who possess the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programmes for amateur and professional athletes. The programme encourages a high level of competence among practitioners and raises the quality of strength training and conditioning programmes.

Today, more than 21,000 professionals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds hold this prestigious certificate, including strength coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers, physicians, chiropractors, researchers and educators.

The CSCS is the only strength training and conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in the United States. It has been nationally accredited since 1993.

Strength and conditioning is the “art” of helping athletes  reach their potential by developing the appropriate strength training regimen. You will learn to periodise training to help your clients get better, but also help them avoid injuries. The course also touches on nutrition and other topics.

The course we are offering is definitely intense. It is to prepare you to pass the challenging CSCS exam (theory only exam)  which will be booked (with our help) after completion of the live workshop.

Who can apply & Requirements?

Candidates must submit an original, official transcript of at least a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) granted by a university recognized by the Ministry of Education. University students in their last year can also take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam if currently enrolled in an accredited institution, however the NSCA will not release exam scores until graduation can be confirmed.

You also need to have a valid CPR+AED Certification to sit the exam. However, as you are in the process of finishing your degree, you are also eligible.

Download the Certification Handbook here, developed to provide certification candidates and certificants with the information needed to earn and maintain certification through the NSCA.

NSCA CSCS Intensive Course (4 days)
Topics Covered

  • Sports Nutrition & Sports Psychology
  • Testing & Evaluation
  • Plyometrics & Agility Training
  • Speed & Endurance Training
  • Resistance Training Techniques
  • Weight Lifting Techniques
  • Programme Design & Periodisation
  • Facility Organisation & Administration
  • Applied Exercise Science

How courses are conducted? 

This 4 days focuses on exercise science review, exam review and review exercise techniques.

The Educator


Gary Diemer – Bsc Exercise Physiology and Education, Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology and Education, CSCS

Gary is born and raised in America, but now resides in Thailand with his wife Panjaree. He has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry.

In America, he was strength and conditioning coach at the Secondary and University levels. He also taught exercise physiology and anatomy/physiology at Secondary and University levels.

Gary has been an athlete all his life. He has participated in wrestling, American football and track and field from grade school through college. He was a state record holder in powerlifting and have also competed in bodybuilding. He his still active on the powerlifting scene and is soon planning on trying to break the World Record in his age group for Bench Press!

He believes that a strong, healthy body is key to living a happy life. He is also a firm believer in education. He thinks that a strong mind and a strong body go hand in hand. You really can’t have one without the other.


The May course has been postponed and we expect to have new dates for July/August 2017 confirmed soon.

How to Sign Up

The cost of the course is $1950 (Earl Bird) if you register and pay before 19th May 2017. The regular price after that date will be $2100. *The cost is inclusive of the live workshop, manual and the CSCS exam.

To sign up for the course, simply download the CSCS Booking Form here and return  to info@fitsingapore.sg along with your proof of payment.

In terms of payment, we accept cash, cheque or bank transfer. Below are the details if you prefer to use bank transfer.

Bank                    : OCBC 

Account name    : Fitness Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd

Account no         : 508 7827 78001

Kindly email your application and proof of payment to info@fitsingapore.sg by stating the name of the registered participant.

Your registration will be confirmed by us in writing or by call.

For cash or cheque payment, please visit our FIT Singapore office located at Revenue House #05-02.