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The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) program was created in 1985 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association[1]. It was meant to identify individuals with the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting. The CSCS is regarded by some as being the most notable fitness certification.


  • Bachelors degree
  • CPR/AED or test scores will be delayed 

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  1. National Strength and Conditioning Association. About the CSCS Credential. Retrieved on 2008-04-04.