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Strength and conditioning seminar to feature tour of WVU human performance research lab

A West Virginia University-hosted event will provide unprecedented access to renowned professionals in the fields of strength and conditioning and sport science. The second annual workshop will feature speakers typically found on national platforms on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. Attendees will have an exclusive look at the new applied sport science center located at the WVU Human Performance Innovation Center.

“This is an incredible opportunity for coaches and strength coaches in the state and surrounding area. We will truly have some of the world leaders in the field of strength and conditioning and sport science attending and presenting at this year’s state clinic,” Guy Hornsby , WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences athletic coaching education teaching assistant professor, explained.

“Particularly exciting is that attendees will get to experience the new WVU Human Performance Innovation Center,” Hornsby added.

Participants will tour the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and receive hands-on application within the RNI Human Performance Innovation Center (HPIC), a sport science and training laboratory and recovery center. Specifically, four rotating stations will involve multi-joint isometric strength testing, vertical jump assessment, velocity-based assessment of resistance exercise and a tour provided by Dr. Josh Hagen of the HPIC recovery center.

Industry professionals include John Wagle, Minor League Strength and Conditioning coordinator, Kansas City Royals, Ed Pistilli, WVU exercise physiologist, Josh Hagen, RNI HPIC director, and CPASS faculty member Kristen Dieffenbach, athletic coaching education associate professor.

Additional speakers include WVU doctoral students Jason Stone, Exercise Physiology, and, Mike Delong, CPASS. CPASS graduate student strength coaches Jarrod Burton, WVU, and Billy Cedar, Morgantown High School, will each lead a hands-on session.

Speaker topics will cover neuromuscular aspects of sport performance, athlete monitoring, strength and conditioning, resistance training and programming and recovery strategies and technology. The Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science at CPASS will host the event.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the world-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. The organization brings together top strength and fitness professionals, while offering collaborative opportunities for professionals and students in the field.

NSCA provides events, career development, certification in personal trainer and strength and conditioning programs, educational material and professional publications covering a wide breadth of health, fitness and strength and conditioning topics. 

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