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Old 11-07-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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CSCS Practice Exams

Wondering if anyone had any old cscs practice exams they no longer needed? Or any study material for that matter.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

Hey, me too. I was thinking about taking the exam as well.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:36 AM   #3
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

I know that for the cscs you need a bachelor's degree, but I'm not sure if it's specified in what.

Do you have to have it in Kinesiology (sp?), physical education etc.?
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:15 AM   #4
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

Im real new to this can you tell me what CSCS exam is?
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:00 AM   #5
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

CSCS is the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification from the NSCA; it's a little step above their Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. The CSCS is probably the most widely recognized strength and conditioning cert out there. There are NFL strength coaches whose only published credential is the CSCS.
A bachelor's degreer IS required; however, within the last year or so, they changed the prerequisites so that you do not need a degree in exercise science/physiology/kinesiology. You just have to prove via transcript that you completed any degree. I have an English degree, and I'm going to take the exam early next year sometime.
They also started computer-based testing, which is nice because you know your results that day (I think). You used to have to wait 8 weeks for test results and another 6-8 weeks for your certificate.
I know several people who have taken both the CPT and CSCS. From what I understand the main difference between the two is the CSCS is a little more in-depth with the anatomy and physiology, and heavy on program design since it's geared more towards athletes and teams than the CPT.
I have a CPT practice exam and some CSCS study flash cards, they fell off a truck. They're both pretty good for review. The flash cards are really nice because they have very in-depth answers to the questions.
If you do a google search for CSCS, you will get about 500 hits for those flashcards. They're $50 for 250 cards I think, and have a money back guarantee if you don't like them, although I don't know anyone who tried to get a refund so I can't speak to that.
Exercise related info is exercise related info; I just feel that the CSCS opens a lot more doors than any other certs, simply due to it's wide recognition and NOCA (National Organization for Competency Assurance) affiliation.
I'd also love to hear anyone else's ideas on this topic.

William, I hope I wasn't patronizing by spelling out the acronyms; I know I was confused by all that at first.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:54 AM   #6
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

Yea from what I understand you just need A degree, and I have one in mechanical engineering so that shouldnt be a problem. I just thought that there are probably a lot of people on this board that have already taken this exam and so probably already have the study material just laying around since I doubt you need it once you have passed the exam. I'd rather pay a fellow CFitter for the material than someone else, or maybe we could start just sharing the materials...once I get done with it I could pass it on to the next person that needs it and so on and so forth.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:20 AM   #7
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

I'm looking to take the exam also, hopefully this spring. I was told studying the book Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Second Edition would prepare you for the test. I have read it once and will do so one more time before the test. It seems to be a pretty good reference to have around even if you have no plans to take the test.

If there is something else I should be doing I would love to hear it. I don't want to drop the money for the exam and not be prepared.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:06 AM   #8
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

beware - the practice exams are much easier than the actual test

youll ace the practice exams, get to the real one and say "what the ........"
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:13 AM   #9
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

hey all, I passed the CSCS earlier this year in march. The test was long and arduous. I didnt study anything other than the Essentials of Strength and Conditioning book, which is the text book for the test, as well as many classes in the world of academia. This worked fine for me, but I graduated with an exercise science degree, and I am a big physiology/biomechanics nerd. The test is tougher than the practice materials, but if you are well read from the book, I think you can pass the test. Note: many of the theories of the NSCA are not similar or comparable to the theories of CrossFit. So, to pass the test, study the NSCA stuff. It is a good cert. to have if you plan on working outside of a CrossFit facility or training athlete populations, but honestly, I do not adhere very strongly to their standards. It is a validation for me, not necessarily a training criteria. There is my 2 cents. any other questions about it, you can ask away, or send me an email cgregory@cherokeefitness.com
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:33 AM   #10
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Re: CSCS Practice Exams

All the practice materials reaaly help on how the test is going to be administered. There is a written and a video portion, 2 tests total. I do have all the practice tests, cds, and video tests. However, someone is using them to pass there exam. I have to double check to see if they are fininsh with them.
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