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Compliance with Interassociation Recommendations for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

Compliance with Interassociation Recommendations for Strength and Conditioning Professionals

 

TOGETHER - Protecting Students-Athletes' Well-Being

The U.S. Council for Athlete Health (USCAH) has partnered with the Coalition for Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (NATA-ICSM) and the United States Registry (USREPS) to provide the resources and education to ensure coaches and staff working with student-athletes are properly educated and credentialed to competently prevent catastrophic events, exertional distress, and soft tissue and metabolic injury during training and conditioning for sport. 

Together, the groups are implementing best practices for institutions and practitioners in accordance with acceptable standards of care, including providing identification and verification of qualifications and requisite education and training in injury prevention, training environment management, and emergency readiness as supported by leading health and medical organizations.

Multi-organizational Support

These evidence-based best practices are endorsed by leading associations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Korey Stringer Institute, Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics,National Athletics Trainers’ Association, National Council on Strength and Fitness, National Strength and Conditioning Association Physical Activity Alliance and the United States Council on Athletes Health..

Interassociation recommendations (CREP/ICSM)

Interassociation Recommendations (CREP and ICSM): Best Practices in Strength and Conditioning

Interassociation FAQ's for Strength & Conditioning Professionals

Interassociation Recommendations: Best Practices in Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning Professional Compliance

Steps to comply with the recommendations:

  1. Meet the education qualifications for the National Board Exams of the CSCCa, NCSF, or NSCA. Link to org websites
  2. Successfully pass one of the certification board examinations – earning the title CSCS, CSC, or SCCC
  3. Verify the credential number in the United States Register of Exercise Professionals (USREPS)
  4. Comply with both annual continued education requirements:
    1. Respective to your certification organization (i.e., CSCCa, NCSF, NSCA)
    2. In compliance with the Interassociation recommendations, respective to Health and Safety through USCAH. Instructions for enrollment are available here.

NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Collegiate Athlete Safety

These evidence-based best practices are endorsed by medical organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine, College Athletic Trainers’ Society, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Operating Committee for Standards on Athletic Equipment, and the Sports Neuropsychology Society. Additionally, the American Academy of Neurology has affirmed the value of the document.

NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in Collegiate Athletes

FAQ's for the NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in Collegiate Athletes

Athletic Directors and Medical Directors Compliance

Steps to meeting the NCAA Interassociation Recommendations

NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in Collegiate Athletes

FAQ's for the NCAA Interassociation Recommendations for Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death in Collegiate Athletes