Certified Strength Coach

Tanner Kapp

Occupation and Description

Help others improve their physical health.

Instruct, motivate and lead individuals or groups in excercise activities.

The activites include cardiovascular, strength training, and stretching and flexibility.

Work with people of all ages and skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Certifications Necessary to Practice

The right combination of education, experience and certification. Atleast a BA and kinesiology major while a masters is recomended for college level jobs. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist offered by the National Strength and Conditioning is one of the most respected certifying agencies in the business.

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Daily Activities: Nature of the Work

Improve an athletes performance by increasing their speed, strength and power. Building and giving systematic training programs for individuals and teams both, often working in sync with coaches. A day to day routine consists of teaching the proper technique of lifting, supervise and motivate athletes during a workout and training and assessing their progress before and after the program continues.

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Education Requirements

High school diploma.

BA in kinesiology, A masters degree in kinesiology for a college or professional job.

Degree of certification.

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Annual yearly pay in the United States is $40,000 to $60,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Head conditioning coaches at the university level are generally paid anywhere from $45,000 to $75,000.

Some conditioning coaches can earn anywhere up to $200,000 a year, but it is very rare. Conditioning coaches for professional teams generally earn more than college coaches, but normally less than $100,000 a year on annual.

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Necessary to be successful in this profession

A good combination of certification, education and experience.

You have to be a good motivator, its a necessity to be organized in how each program is administered due to the diversity of their clientel. Must be a good teacher and know their material by knowing the right excercises to do and how to do them.

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Practice Settings

Working in health clubs, gyms, country clubs, fitness and recreation centers, yoga and pilates, hospitals, universities, professional teams, high schools, resorts and client's homes.

Occupational Outlook Handbook


3 Fun Facts

Recovery is just as important as the workout you do.

The presence of you being at the workout is more important than setting up a workout for people to do and leaving.

Long hour days are just the minimum for your daily routine.

Your First Year as a Strength and Conditioning Coach


YouTube Video on your profession

Rams Confidential -- Strength Coach Rock Gullickson