Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.
The NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification is a widely respected certification in this area. If you wish to specialize in working with athletes and athletic teams, this is the certification for you.