Strength and Conditioning

About

The New Zealand Strength and Conditioning Accreditation (NZSCA) has been set up under the umbrella of SESNZ, to support New Zealand’s growing strength and conditioning community.

Vision: Fostering excellence in strength and conditioning through evidence-based practice

Drivers:

  • Bring together the current New Zealand based strength and conditioning community
    Create a New Zealand industry standard for strength and conditioning
  • Generate upskilling opportunities for New Zealand based strength and conditioning coaches
  • Provide mentorship for developing strength and conditioning coaches within New Zealand, keeping them engaged and enhancing practice
  • Provide consistently strong strength and conditioning delivery to athletes across the country

 

Any Strength & Conditioning queries should be sent to natmanager@sesnz.org.nz

NZSCA Accreditation Levels:

Level 1: Foundation Coach

Pre-requisite

  • Completed sprt science related degree
  • Current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate
  • Be a current SESNZ Member

Assessments

  1. Technical lifting coaching and demonstration video (i.e. Squat / Deadlift etc)
  2. Delivery, planning and reflection of S&C sessions

Level 2: S&C Practitioner Coach

Pre-requisite

  • Pathway 1: Foundation coach with 18-months relevant S&C experience and attend Practioner course
  • Pathway 2: Sport science related degree, 3-years relevant S&C experience and attend Practioner course
  • Pathway 3: Foundation coach completing MSc degree with an NZSCA aligned tertiary organsiation
  • Current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate
  • Be a current SESNZ Member

Assessments

  1. Technical lifting coaching and demonstration video (i.e. Clean / Push Press)
  2. Athlete Case Study

 

Level 3: S&C Advanced Practitioner Coach

Pre-requisite

  • Hold a Level two prectitioner accreditation with 7 years’ relevant S&C coaching experience
  • OR Have 10 years’ relevant S&C coaching experience and sport science related degree
  • Current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate
  • Advanced level application submitted to establish eligibility
  • Be a current SESNZ Member

Assessment Options

Choose one option to complete

  • Webinar for the membership area of SESNZ
  • Workshop for SESNZ either at the conference OR in your reigon
  • Practical based article for the membership area or article for the Journal of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bespoke option focused on proving value to the NZ S&C community

Level 4: Expert Practitioner
Achievement of this level will be decided by peers and require being a leader in the field of New Zealand strength and conditioning

Upcoming Level two accreditation -Practitioners course – Christchurch

$499

28th & 29th November 2020

Please fill in registration form above

Founding Members

Mat Blair

Masters of Physical Education

Academic Staff (Sport and Exercise) Otago Institute of Sport

World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Consultant

Mark Drury

Masters of Strength and Conditioning

Academic Staff (Sports Coaching) University of Canterbury

Owner of Elite Fit NZ

Nic Gill

PhD in Exercise Physiology

All Black’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Associate Professor (Human Performance) University of Waikato

Keir Hanson

PhD in Sport Science, and Master of Business Administration

Head of High Performance at NZ Netball

Stephen Hotter

Post Grad Dip in Sport Science

Silver Ferns Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Head of Strength and Conditioning HPSNZ

Frans Van der Merwe

Master in Musculoskeletal Exercise Rehabilitation

Academic Staff (Strength & Conditioning) WINTEC

Midlands Hockey Head of Strength and Conditioning

Ruth Naidoo

Master in Health Science

Academic Staff (Sport and Exercise) Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Co-Director at Physical Impact

Jamie Tout

Bachelor of Physical Education

Black Ferns Head Strength and Conditioning coach

VX Sport Performance Director