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Combined Training: Evidence-Based Practice
Strength and Conditioning Programming

Home Study Course

Combined Training is an online course that teaches you how to expand your professional tools to include pre-performance and post-rehabilitation training based on the latest muscle physiology research. This course shows strength professionals how to program to account for interference theory along with recently discovered muscle clocks and the role that they play in muscle performance and rehabilitation outcomes. Packed with real-world clinical applications and sample routines, this course is designed with the working professional and immediate field application in mind.

This course is approved for
the following CECs/CEUs:
ASCM 5.0
BCRPA pending
BOC Category A 3.5
CPTN pending
CSCCa 2.5
HFPA pending
ISSA pending
NAFC pending
NASM pending
NASN pending
NETA pending
NFPT pending
NSCA 0.5
PTA Global pending
SFA pending
WITS pending

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.5 Category A hours/CEUs.

AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; 5= Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being).

Electronic/immediate access format

No shipping and handling fee
All electronic, nothing mailed
All prices in USD

Available for Immediate Download

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The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Academy of Health and Fitness" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 December – 2020). Providership # 817430

The Combined Training continuing education home study course is offered to you in a distance-learning format, providing a logical progression from initial concepts to clinical applications. The manual introduces the problems of combined strength and conditioning programming and its impacts on muscle performance. The content includes an explanation of interference theory and molecular muscle confusion and how mechanisms related to muscle strength, endurance, and power compete. Combining the latest research on muscle physiology, the existence of muscle clocks is introduced and how they impact strength and conditioning programming and performance are explored. The manual moves from the latest science behind strength and conditioning to program design including a review of basic programming principles and variables and how-to use them now based on current research. The manual ends with suggested exercises and sample routine for immediate use.

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

Return Policy

If you¡¯re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, contact AAHF at 800.957.7348 to discuss a return. The return must be within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment. Study materials and educational resources must be received in original condition. All return shipments must be sent via USPS Priority Mail for tracking purposes to 7205 Sampal Place, Springfield, Virginia 22152. Upon receipt of the returned materials, the American Academy of Health and Fitness (AAHF) will refund full credit, excluding shipping/handling. Credit will be applied to the appropriate credit card via PayPal. We do not accept returns on online products, e-books, videos, CD/DVD-ROMs, and DVDs.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness reserves the right to discontinue the sale and/or support of any of its continuing education courses. Notification of such will be given six months prior to discontinuance to allow for course completion and testing. No refund will be given for courses that are discontinued.

* Different professional organizations offer continuing education credits, most commonly called CECs (continuing education credits) and CEUs (continuing education units). Most CECs/CEUs require one contact hour of professional activity for one credit. Example conversions are: ACE, NSCA and NASM: 0.1 = 1.0 contact hour; ACSM, BOC, ISSA, WITS and YMCA: 1.0 = 1.0 contact hour.

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