As a life-long learner, Greg has completed three Bachelor’s Degrees at the University of British Columbia; two in Human Kinetics (physical education and exercise science) and one in Education. He has also completed a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and is working on his PhD candidacy at Edith Cowen University. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) in the USA which guarantees that he will be applying the most up-to-date scientific knowledge to his training techniques. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has certified him as a trainer. Lastly Greg is a professor of Strength and Conditioning and Exercising Physiology at Thompson Rivers University.
Lincoln, Ned.— Greg Kozoris of Kamloops, BR has become certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission. The CSCS certification is designed for professionals who design and implement strength training and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting.
To earn the CSCS credential, Gregory passed a written exam that is prepared by experts in strength training and conditioning. The exam consists of two sections, Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied and has a total of 190 questions. Currently, 66.9% of individuals who sit for the exam will typically pass. By passing the CSCS exam, Gregory is certified as holding the only nationally accredited strength training and conditioning credential.
“The CSCS program encourages a higher level of competence among practitioners, which, in turn, raises the quality and safety of the strength training and conditioning programs administered by those who are CSCS certified,” said Dr. Tom Baechle, CSCS, *D; NSCA-CPT, *D; Executive Director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
The CSCS program was established in 1985 as a way of identifying individuals who possess the knowledge and skills needed to competently train athletes, and remains the only nationally-accredited strength and conditioning credential. To earn national accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the NSCA Certification Commission demonstrated the ability to administer examinations that effectively discriminate between qualified and unqualified individuals. Today, there are 16, 262 CSCS-certified professionals throughout the world.
For more information about the NSCA Certification Commission’s credentials, please visit www.nsca-cc.org or call (888) 746-2378.