Course components are delivered as printed products:
Developing Endurance book
Continuing education exam
Runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, triathletes, and ultradistance athletes must sustain performance at a high level to come out on top. Using the information in the Developing Endurance course you can help athletes achieve optimal stamina through science-based aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training.
At the completion of this course you will be able to do the following:
Describe the physiology of endurance activity and the factors that contribute to endurance.
Define the principles of endurance training and effective endurance training program design through periodization.
Use a variety of testing and assessment tools to evaluate endurance and measure the effectiveness of endurance training programs.
Define the principles of proper nutrition and hydration for endurance sports and activities.
Design safe and effective endurance training programs to meet specific goals for a variety of endurance sports and activities.
Identify a variety of endurance and resistance training drills, exercises, and training plans to maximize health and fitness as well as competitive performance.
Based on the book of the same name written by 11 of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s top experts, this course is packed with information and the exercises, drills, workouts, and training programs for achieving maximum results in endurance sports. It contains explanations of the science and physiology of endurance as well as important principles of endurance training, nutrition, and hydration. Trainers, coaches, and athletes will appreciate the assessment tools, analyses, and guidance on defining specific needs and establishing effective training goals. Armed with these tools and the information on building training programs, professionals can create the ideal personalized program for any endurance sport and help the athlete avoid lengthy plateaus while taking performance to the highest level.
The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and a referenced answer key. The study guide highlights the key concepts of the book in order to prepare individuals to pass the 75-question exam (composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions) at the end of the course.
The Developing Endurance Print CE Course is an invaluable resource for strength and conditioning professionals seeking to help clients perform to their potential.
Learn and Practice With the Developing Endurance Book
Chapter 1: Physiology of Endurance Sport Training
Chapter 2: Endurance Tests and Assessments
Chapter 3: Endurance Training Principles and Considerations
Chapter 4: Endurance Sport Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 5: Aerobic Endurance Development
Chapter 6: Anaerobic and Muscle Endurance Development
Chapter 7: Resistance Training for Endurance Sports
Chapter 8: Running
Chapter 9: Cycling
Chapter 10: Swimming
Chapter 11: Triathlon
Study Guide Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
A course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers,
athletic trainers, fitness instructors, and other certified
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the
world’s leading organization in the field of sport conditioning. Drawing
on the resources and expertise of the most recognized professionals in
strength training and conditioning, sport science, performance research,
education, and sports medicine, the NSCA is the world’s trusted source
of knowledge and training guidelines for coaches and athletes. The NSCA
provides the crucial link between the lab and the field.
Quotes for Developing Endurance by the National Strength and
Conditioning Association (NSCA)
"Developing Endurance will be a critical asset to any
coach or athlete who aspires to apply the science of training to
George Dallam, PhD-- Author of Championship Triathlon Training