FUNCTIONAL
YOUTH FITNESS SPECIALIST
& A CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST

FUNCTIONAL YOUTH FITNESS SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

My name is Robert Nelson and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and a Certified Youth Fitness Specialist (Y.F.S.).

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (C.S.C.S.)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving functional athletic performance. We conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that our area of expertise is a separate and distinct personal training certification, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.


The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) program was created in 1985 to identify individuals who possess the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting. The credentialing program encourages a higher level of competence among practitioners and raises the quality of strength training and conditioning programs provided by those who the CSCS training certification.

Today, more than 21,000 professionals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds hold this prestigious credential. This diverse group includes 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) and has been nationally accredited since 1993.



International Youth Conditioning Association

Incorporated in 2004, the International Youth Conditioning Association is the premier international authority with respect to Youth Fitness & Youth Sports Training. The IYCA validates research and provides appropriate examples of practical application for working with young athletes and youth participants at large. The main purpose of the IYCA is to assist in the evolution of the youth athletic/fitness industry by regulating the knowledge and skill of the individuals who work within it.

The IYCA is a certification-based outfit offering the finest educational certificate programs in the realm of youth athletic development and fitness. Successful candidates must pass both a criminal background check as well as our intensive examination process. Upon successful completion, the candidate will be awarded the functional Youth Fitness Specialist title. These credentials are the sole measure of distinction within the youth athletic development industry.


The IYCA is a wonderful collaboration of professionals from the sport science, athletic, and sport medicine communities. Our membership is comprised of conditioning professionals, personal fitness trainers, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers as well as other sports medicine professionals, coaches, teachers, fitness and sport facility managers as well as students. Our membership base also includes volunteer sport coaches, officials, parents and youth sport executives.

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