ISU faculty to present at NSCA clinic in Indy

February 12 2008

The Indiana chapter of the National Strength and Conditioning Association will be holding its annual clinic on March 1, at Velocity Sports Performance in Carmel. The early registration deadline for a reduced cost is Feb. 16.

The clinic will offer continuing education to professionals and students in various sport, fitness and medical fields. The one-day event will be of particular benefit to athletic trainers, personal trainers, educators, physical therapists, sports coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, and students of these disciplines.

Those who are certified can earn continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain their certification. Those with NSCA strength and conditioning specialist or personal trainer certification will earn 0.6 units, and those with National Athletic Training Association athletic trainer certification will earn six units.

Topics and speakers include:
• “The Biomechanics of Lifting and the Spine Under Load” with Shawn Pala, DC, CSCS, of Pala Chiropractic
• “Shoulder Stabilization and Injury Prevention” with Kellie Huxel, PhD, ATC, assistant professor of athletic training at Indiana State University
• “Case Examples of the Use of Gray Cook’s Selective Functional Movement Screen” with Sheri Walters, MS, ATC, CSCS, coordinator of rehabilitation in athletic training at Indiana State University
• “Exercise for the Diabetic Client” with Jamey Gordon, DPT, ATC, CSCS, of Fort Wayne Physical Therapy
• “Common Olympic Lifting Errors and Injuries” with Chris Powell, MS, CSCS, owner of Velocity Sports Performance
• “Recovery Nutrition” with Thomas Nesser, Ph.D., CSCS, HFI, assistant professor of physical education at Indiana State University, and director of the Indiana chapter of NSCA

“The presenters are experts in their fields,” said Thomas Nesser, director of the Indiana chapter of NSCA and assistant professor of physical education at Indiana State University. “The clinic is a great chance for professionals and students to learn something new and share ideas.”

Until Feb. 16, the costs are: $35 for NSCA members, $45 for non-members, and $25 for students. For on-site registration, the costs are: $45 for NSCA members, $55 for non-members, and $30 for students. To register online, go to: http://www.nsca-lift.org/stateclinics/searchclinic.asp.

The clinic is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration and check-in from 8 to 9 a.m. Lunch is provided.

For driving directions, go to: www.velocitysp.com/carmel/contact.html.

As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, NSCA supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application, to improve athletic performance and fitness.

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CONTACT: Thomas Nesser, director of the Indiana chapter of NSCA and assistant professor of physical education at Indiana State University, 812-237-2901 or tnesser@indstate.edu

WRITER: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or kspanuello@isugw.indstate.edu

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Professors of physical education and athletic training will be presenting at a National Strength and Conditioning Association clinic in the Indianapolis area. The clinic is open to professionals and students.

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