The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS® ) certification has been approved for four continuing education credit hours by the Idaho State Board of Physical Therapy Licensure (the Idaho Board). The CSCS is the only strength and conditioning certification to be approved by a state division of professional regulation. This approval means that physical therapists licensed by the Idaho Board can obtain the CSCS credential to fulfill a portion of their continuing education requirements.


The CSCS credential identifies individuals who possess the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs for athletes in a team setting. Physical therapists who obtain the CSCS credential have demonstrated that they have a solid scientific foundation in the exercise sciences and nutrition factors that affect health and sports performance at any level.


A physical therapist can use the understanding of proper technique and applications of strength, plyometric and aerobic exercise that the CSCS certification establishes to develop a re-conditioning program to quickly return injured athletes to competition. Today, more than 23,000 professionals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds hold this renowned credential.


The Idaho Board regulates the practice of physical therapy in the state of Idaho, licensing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.


The NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying agency for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, offers two credentials for fitness professionals. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) certifications are considered the Credentials of Distinction in the strength training and conditioning and personal training professions. The NSCA Certification Commission is the only fitness-related organization to offer credentials nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1993. For more information on the NSCA Certification Commission or the CSCS credential, call toll-free 888.746.2378, e-mail or visit


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