About the NASE Certification Program
The NASE Certification Program prepares applicants as Specialists in Speed and Explosion and the coaching and training of athletes and teams in the techniques of speed improvement for their sport. In addition to learning the key concepts and principles of speed training for team and individual sports, NASE Certification Program participants will learn how to implement and prepare speed improvement programs specific to a sport or athlete. The very latests techniques to increase ground reaction force, decrease ground contact time, improve form and technique to maximize the amount of force applied to the ground and decrease the time spent on the ground, sports specific repeated sprint ability training, periodization, and all other related factors affecting speed of movement in sports is presented.
NASE Certifications are valid for three years upon completion of the exam. When a certification expires, applicants can apply for renewal.
Who is the NASE Certification Program for?
The NASE Certification Program is designed for:
- University, High School and Middle School Team Sport Coaches,
- Strength & Conditioning Coaches,
- Youth Sports Coaches,
- Fitness Specialists,
- Personal Trainers, and
- Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Physical Education, Coaching, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Recreation, Athletic Training, and Fitness & Wellness.
Our NASE certification courses are currently offered by prestigious universities as part of their official curriculum and have been highly praised by coaches in all sports. Advocates for the NASE Certification Program include Roger Kingdom, former Olympic Gold Medalist; Anthony Falsone, personal trainer to Yao Ming of the NBA and Allen Johnson, Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, East Tennessee State University . NASE currently has Certified State Directors in over 30 US states as well as directors in Japan and Canada.
NASE Certification Program Levels
There are two levels NASE Certification applicants can choose from when selecting a certification exam. The NASE Level I Certification course provides an introduction to the foundational principles of the start, acceleration, maximum speed and deceleration phases of a short sprint for for team and individual sport athletes. It is suitable for undergraduate level students or new team sport coaches looking to improve their coaching abilities. The NASE Level II Certification course is designed for graduate students and experienced coaches (team/individual sports and strength and conditioning coaches).
How Do I Prepare for the NASE Certification Program?
Applicants to the NASE Certification Program can prepare for the certification exam by choosing from our two preparation modes. The self-study approach allows Level II applicants to study and prepare for the exam on their own timeline. The online course approach allows applicants to work with an instructor and complete 8-10 modules at their own pace before the exam is administered.