The Certified Sports Strength and Conditioning Specialist ® (CSSCS) exam is comprised of two sections that test the candidate’s knowledge in the Scientific Foundations and Practical/Applied areas.

 A strength training and conditioning professional must write effective and well-defined training programs for a wide variety of sports, including those that he/she did not actually participate in or play. The examination questions evaluate the person’s knowledge in the areas of anaerobic and aerobic training programs based upon an athlete’s sport, strength and conditioning levels and training goals as well as proper performance test selection, administration and evaluation of results based on the athlete’s sport.