Lincoln, Neb. (PRWEB) September 24, 2004 -
Marlon Familton of Bellevue, WA has become certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission. The CSCS certification is designed for professionals who design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for athletes.
To earn the CSCS credential, Marlon passed a written exam that is prepared by experts in strength training and conditioning. The exam consists of two sections, Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied and has a total of 190 questions. Currently, 65.6% of individuals who sit for the exam will typically pass. By passing the CSCS exam, Marlon is certified as holding the first nationally accredited strength training and conditioning credential.
“The CSCS program encourages a higher level of competence among practitioners, which in turn raises the quality and safety of the strength training and conditioning programs administered by those who are CSCS certified,” said Dr. Tom Baechle, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT, *D; Executive Director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
The CSCS program was established in 1985 as a way of identifying individuals who possess the knowledge and skills needed to competently train athletes, and is the only strength and conditioning credential that has been nationally accredited since 1993. To earn national accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the NSCA Certification Commission demonstrated the ability to administer examinations that effectively discriminate between qualified and unqualified individuals. Today there are 17,000 CSCS-certified professionals throughout the world.
For more information about the NSCA Certification Commission’s credentials, please visit www.nsca-cc.org or call (888)746-2378.
To contact Marlon Familton at Dynamic Sports Training, visit www.dynamicsports.net
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