NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) are fitness professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train clients and athletes for the primary goal of improving performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programmes and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.


  • Gain the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programmes for amateur and professional athletes
  • Lean from international educator, CrossFIT and strength and conditioning coach Andrew Telfer
  • Must hold a Degree in any field & valid CPR certificate
  • Next Course Dates TBA
  • Early Bird Price $1600 (until TBA) Regular Price $1750

    **Exam Fee is separate, hence this discounted rate. However, is inclusive of 1-month Preparation Material **

Who becomes CSCS certified and why?

The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) programme, created in 1985, distinguishes individuals who possess the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programmes for amateur and professional athletes. The programme encourages a high level of competence among practitioners and raises the quality of strength training and conditioning programmes.

Today, more than 21,000 professionals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds hold this prestigious certificate, including strength coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers, physicians, chiropractors, researchers and educators.

The CSCS is the only strength training and conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in the United States. It has been nationally accredited since 1993.

Strength and conditioning is the “art” of helping athletes reach their potential by developing the appropriate strength training regimen. You will learn to periodise training to help your clients get better, but also help them avoid injuries. The course also touches on nutrition and other topics.

The course we are offering is definitely intense. It is to prepare you to pass the challenging CSCS exam (theory only exam) which will be booked (with our help) after completion of the live workshop.

Who can apply & Requirements?

Candidates must submit an original, official transcript of at least a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) granted by a university recognized by the Ministry of Education. University students in their last year can also take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam if currently enrolled in an accredited institution, however the NSCA will not release exam scores until graduation can be confirmed.

You also need to have a valid CPR+AED Certification to sit the exam.

Download the Certification Handbook here, developed to provide certification candidates and certificants with the information needed to earn and maintain certification through the NSCA.

NSCA CSCS Intensive Course (4 days)Topics Covered

Sports Nutrition & Sports Psychology
Testing & Evaluation
Plyometrics & Agility Training
Speed & Endurance Training
Resistance Training Techniques
Weight Lifting Techniques
Programme Design & Periodisation
Facility Organisation & Administration
Applied Exercise Science

How courses are conducted?

This 4 day course focuses on exercise science review, exam review and review exercise techniques.

**Registration close early as there is a one month preparation period where online material, pre-reading and practice exam material will be provide and you will be required to complete as compulsory units of the course.**

The Educator

Andrew Telfer

Andrew was born and raised in America. He has lived in Thailand since 2009. He has over 10 years of classroom teaching experience and has been working in the fitness industry since 2011.

Andrew has worked with many professional athletes including professional hockey, rugby, tennis and muay thai athletes and has vast experience teaching ACSM, CSCS and ACE CPT courses.

Since moving to Chiang Mai, Andrew has worked as Head Coach at CrossFit Chiang Mai and Head Educator at East Fitness Foundations. As a student, Andrew participated in many sports including rowing, weightlifting and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Andrew is a lifelong student and believes in constant self education. He especially enjoys working with new athletes and instilling a love of fitness early on. He is currently earning a Masters in Public Health with a focus on reducing metabolic disorders in the general public.

Graduated University of Florida in 2006

Studied: History of Science and Biological Anthropology

CSCS in 2012

ACE CPT in 2014

CrossFit Level 1 in 2012

USAW Weightlifting Coach 2012

CrossFit Level 2 2017


Founding Coach of CrossFit BK​

Started teaching in 2006. (American Culture at University of Florida ELI)

Began teaching for Fit Thailand in 2012.

Began teaching for East Fitness Foundations 2014.

Currently earning a Master of Public Health through the University of Manchester. Focusing on social determinants of health and metabolic diseases

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