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2023 Personal Trainers Virtual Conference

Elevate Your Skills and Career with Convenient Video Learning at NSCA’s Premier Conference for Personal Trainers

October 25 - 28, 2023 | Online Only | Eastern Time | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Created for personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches across the continuum of commercial, corporate, medical, and private training, the NSCA’s Personal Trainers Virtual Conference lets you advance your education at your convenience.

Grow Your Client List
» Get evidence-based considerations for general and special populations like youth and elderly training. Strengthen your foundations of exercise technique and selection.

Expand Your Business
» Discover how you can clearly communicate your value to both clients and businesses. Capitalize on the global corporate wellness movement.

Explore Your Interests
» Stay current on industry-wide advancements or dive deeper into your favorite topics. Learn the science behind everything from client assessment to supplements.

Attend on Your Terms
Stream 15+ sessions live in high definition, allowing you to follow along with every movement, engage in Q&A with expert speakers, and see other attendees' comments. Or, opt to review the recordings later and ensure you never have to disrupt your busy training schedule. Plus, with a full year of access, you can rewatch whenever you want a refresher, crave inspiration, or need help with a new client.

Register now to level up your career and earn 2.0 CEUs from any location!


Schedule is subject to change.

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, October 25 - Eastern Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Building a Business: How to Build Your Community
by Doug Sheppard, NSCA-CPT,*D
  1. This presentation will discuss the differences between a free-lancer and entrepreneur.
  2. The presenter will share what the four "Cs" in business are, and their value.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Title to be Determined: Corporate Fitness/Mobility
by Ed Yong, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, RYT
  1. Identify risks of long term effects on posture for desk-workers.
  2. Describe how to mitigate and improve issues realted to office-type occupations.
  3. Define flexibility vs mobility and how we need both in order to combat the stresses of the movement within the workplace environment.
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Strength Training Recommendations for General Population and Medical Fitness
by Jeff Young, CSCS
  1. Understand how clients can safely progress their resistance training program and develop strength using “The RPE Method.”
  2. Describe what “underdosing” means and how to avoid it.
  3. Develop clinically safe, Periodized resistance training programs for the general population, older adults, and individuals with chronic disease and MSK conditions.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Title to be Determined: Corporate Wellness Ins and Outs
by Brett Woleben
Event Itinerary - Thursday, October 26 - Eastern Time
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration closes at 5 PM eastern, Thursday, October 26.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Plyometric Applications & Considerations
by Ryan Keller, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  1. Understand progressions with jump training methods moving toward true plyometrics.
  2. Discuss the difference between training for power versus energy system development.
  3. Identify the characteristics of effective power training techniques and their application to a variety of clients.
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training Across the Lifespan
by Milo Bryant, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Understanding the difference in training protocols for the various age groups.
  2. Distinguishing between biological age and chronological age and training appropriately.
  3. Learning various methods of gaining complete engagement from our young athletes.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Supplement Overview for General Population
by Lisa Heaton, MS, RD
  1. Discuss which dietary supplements have good evidence for use to improve physical performance, the mechanism of action and appropriate dosing for individual athletes.
  2. Identify the risks involved with consumption of dietary supplements and how those risks can be minimized.

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4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Effectively Communicate with Existing and Potential Clients
by Jenny Rearick
  1. Learn what role your body language and paralanguage (voice) play in how you and your message are received.
  2. Learn three nonverbal communication skills to create connection, bolster your credibility, and decrease miscommunication.
  3. Learn a practical system for implementing, practicing, and refining these skills in your everyday interactions.
Event Itinerary - Friday, October 27 - Eastern Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Rotational/Landmine Training Considerations
by David Otey, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. How to implement landmine and rotational training to General Population and Athletes.
  2. Programming adjustments related to joint and injury considerations.
  3. Design safe and effective programming implementing the landmine and rotation.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Olympic Weightlifting for Youth and General Population
by Dane Miller
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Targeted Movement Assessments: Test, Intervene, Retest
by Cal Dietz, MEd, CSCS
  1. A muscle fiber-specific super method for all individuals and populations.
  2. Cycling of exercisefor the client's specific goals or weakness.
  3. Addressing the human kinetic weak links to promote longevity.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Return to Play Considerations When Working with Lower Extremity Injuries
by Stephanie Svoboda, DPT, MS, CSCS
  1. Describe the anatomy of the lower extremity, and common LE injuries sustained by recreationally active adults.
  2. Identify guidelines for referring clients to medical staff.
  3. Describe program modifications for clients with LE pain. 
Event Itinerary - Saturday, October 28 - Eastern Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Systematizing Glute Training
by Ashley Hodge, MBA, CSCS
  1. Program design considerations for optimally building the glutes.
  2. Biggest mistakes in glute training and how to fix them.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Standardizing Body Composition Measures
by Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F, FNSCA
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Program Design 101: Strength and Power Training
by Quincy Johnson, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Develop an organized and systematic approach for testing, assessing, and setting realistic goals for personal training clients.
  2. Develop an exercise programming framework that can be utilized to enhance fitness outcomes.
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Squat breakdown: Common Faults and Variations
by Heidi Campo, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Break down basic to advanced biometrics of the squat pattern.
  2. Proper coaching of the squat pattern to maximize athlete or clients success in mastering the movement.
  3. Knowing how to progress or regress the movement based on the client or athletes needs.

Registration Pricing

Registration closes Thursday, Oct 26 at 5 PM Eastern.
  Through Sept 5 Sept 6 - Oct 3 After Oct 3
Non-Member $485 $525 $565
Professional Member $315 $345 $375
Registration + Professional Membership $445 $475 $505
Student Member $260 $290 $315
Registration + Student Membership $330 $360 $385


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  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing (mail, fax, email) and should state the reason for cancellation. Email:


    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by Sept 5
    50% refund if postmarked Sept 6-Oct 3
    No refund after Oct 3, 2023

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify.  Please check the CEU Opportunities page for the most current information. 

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  • Other Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the event being held?

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online, virtual or live streamed event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 30 days after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the online, virtual or live streamed event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event? 
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

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