The field of exercise science is an unregulated industry that is fraught with
misinformation. That is not to say practitioners are not well intended.
Certainly, a person wanting to help clients achieve their ultimate physical
potential is admirable. However, despite being well intended, many practitioners
need more education in physiologically sound exercise principles as well as in
the practical application of strength and conditioning protocols, and management
and administration strategies.
The purpose of this seminar is to provide attendees the physiological acumen
along with practical skills for prescribing and administering evidence-based
strength and conditioning programs. Participants will examine all aspects of
exercise prescription, including programming and testing protocols, as well as
strategies for implementation and administration. Specific guidelines for
accommodating injury rehabilitation, overseeing nutrition and weight management,
and working with special populations will be discussed. This seminar is taught
by an established professional who has worked "in the trenches" at every level
of the exercise industry. Attendees will leave equipped to render a higher
quality of service to those whose care they are entrusted.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Clarify principles to optimally develop strength, power and conditioning
and implement testing protocols to measure outcomes
- Separate fact from fiction—address common exercise misconceptions
- Develop proper exercise guidelines for clients of all ages as well as for
special medical populations
- Manage program adjustments for injuries and identify appropriate
- Define strength and prescribe protocols to develop strength in a manner
that is prudent, productive, practical and purposeful
- Define power in order to synergize strength training protocols with skill
- Define conditioning and prescribe protocols to develop sport-specific
metabolic pathways progressively and systematically
- Develop a thorough understanding of training progression and how to
assess, evaluate and report functional outcomes
- Design and adjust programming to accommodate injury rehabilitation
- Demonstrate knowledge of body composition assessment and clinically
appropriate weight management strategies
- Develop skills in the "art of coaching" to motivate, educate and maximize
- Identify policies to ensure optimal facility usage and participant safety
What You Should Bring: Please wear or bring loose, comfortable clothing
for the lab portion of the seminar.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
MARK ASANOVICH, MA, CSCS, HFS, recently completed his sixth season as the
Jacksonville Jaguar's Strength and Conditioning Coach. A fourteen-year National
Football League (NFL) veteran, Mr. Asanovich spent six seasons as the Strength
and Conditioning Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under Head Coach Tony Dungy,
and has served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore
Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings. His list of Pro Bowlers trained includes Mike
Alstott, Derrick Brooks, Chris Carter, Warrick Dunn, Keyshawn Johnson, Ray
Lewis, John Lynch, Randall McDaniel, Warren Moon, Jonathan Ogden, John Randle
and Warren Sapp, among many others.
Mr. Asanovich was one of the first fifteen nationally Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialists and is a former Minnesota State Director for the
National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Health
Fitness Specialist, a former Professional Education Committee Member and former
Healthy People 2000 State Director for the American College of Sports Medicine.
Recognized in Who's Who Among American Teachers, Mr. Asanovich is a contributing
author to Death in the Locker Room II: Drugs and Sports (Elite Sports Medicine
Publishers, 1993) and High Intensity Strength Training (Perigue Books: Putnam
Publishing, 1993). He has also published articles in The High Intensity Training
Newsletter, Conditioning Quarterly and the Minnesota High School League
Bulletin. Mr. Asanovich earned his bachelor's degree in education from St. Cloud
State University and his master's in exercise science from The Ohio State
"Mark knows as much about strength training, conditioning and exercise
physiology as anyone I've ever been around. He was a huge part of our success in
developing playoff teams." - Tony Dungy, Former Head Coach, Indianapolis
Colts/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"Mark Asanovich is ahead of his time as a strength and conditioning coach. His
approach is backed by the foundation of science and education. From an injury
prevention standpoint, I have never worked with anyone better." - Todd
Toriscelli, MA, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"Mark brings an abundance of technical knowledge and solid, down-to-earth,
practical applications to his educational efforts. He is well-versed in every
area of strength, fitness and athletic nutrition." - Ken Mannie, Head Strength
and Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University
"There is no better teacher that I have been around. Mark has a way of making
the complex easy to understand. Personally, he has the utmost character and
makes an impact on everyone he meets." - Ron McKeefery, M.A., CSCS, SCCC, Coach
Practitioner, Assistant Athletic Director—Strength and Conditioning, University
of South Florida
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Exercise Physiologists
- Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Athletic Trainers
- Personal Trainers
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Educators
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Dietitians
- Recreational Enthusiasts
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Submitted for ACE approval.
This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA Certification for pre-approval
of 0.6 CEUs.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee
certifies that Cross Country Education meets the criteria for official ACSM
Approved Provider Status from (2008-2011). Providership # 650699
This program has been submitted for approval of 6 CPEUs hours to the Commission
on Dietetic Registration.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the North Carolina Physical
Therapy Association (Provider Number 09-0427-001PR). This course is offered for
6 contact hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -