We are thrilled to announce that Lionel University has been officially recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in their Education Recognition Program (ERP). This prestigious recognition is a testament to the outstanding quality of education and training that Lionel University provides to its students.

As an ERP school, Lionel University has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in the field of fitness, including strength and conditioning. The NSCA is a highly respected professional organization that promotes ethical and scientifically-based practices in the industry. To be recognized as an ERP school, Lionel University has met the rigorous criteria set forth by the NSCA, including having qualified instructors and a curriculum that covers the latest research and best practices in the industry.

Lionel University takes pride in offering a comprehensive program in exercise science that prepares its students to become leaders in the field. With the NSCA's recognition, students at Lionel University can be assured that they are receiving a top-quality education that meets the highest standards in the industry. The recognition also means that Lionel University students will have access to NSCA's resources, including research and networking opportunities.


Why is this Great For Students?

NSCA is a professional organization that focuses on research, education, and certification in the field of strength and conditioning. Attending an Education Recognition Program school can provide students with numerous benefits. 

One significant advantage of attending an ERP school is access to top-quality education in strength and conditioning. NSCA has high standards for its ERP schools and requires them to meet specific criteria to ensure that students receive the best education possible. Other great benefits for students include:

  • Exam Discounts: Lionel University students can get discounts on NSCA exams, including the Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.
  • NSCA Conference Discounts: Lionel University students can receive discounts for the National & Coaches Conferences held annually by NSCA
  • Access to Additional Student Resources: With this designation, Lionel University is proud to be able to offer the above resources to our students along with many more.

The CSCS Exam

Another benefit of attending an ERP school is knowing you’ll be extremely well prepared for exams like the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). The CSCS designation is one of the most sought-after certifications in the field of strength and conditioning. The CSCS certification is designed for professionals who work with athletes and other clients to improve their athletic performance, strength, and overall fitness.

The CSCS certification is beneficial for several reasons:

  • It demonstrates to employers that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to work with athletes and clients to help them achieve their goals. 
  • It can increase your earning potential. Many employers require or prefer employees with certifications, and those with the CSCS certification typically earn more than those without it. 
  • The CSCS certification can open new job opportunities, including working with professional sports teams, college athletic programs, and fitness centers.

To become a CSCS, candidates must meet specific eligibility requirements, which include being in your senior year or having a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution, and a current CPR/AED certification. Additionally, candidates must pass a comprehensive exam that tests their knowledge in exercise science, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. Because of the high level of education provided by Lionel University, our students are well prepared for the exam and to excel in the industry. 


Bringing It All Together

Regardless of the fitness career you’re looking to pursue, one thing is for certain, education is important. Businesses want to ensure that their customers are safe, and getting closer to their fitness goals. Having a Lionel degree on your resume will help you stand apart from the competition. This is in large part because of the elite reputation of Lionel in the fitness education space. History, credibility, and reputation are important when it comes to an exercise science degree program.

Whether you’re pursuing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree at Lionel you earn multiple certificates and specializations along the way. This means you can start working on getting that dream job before graduation day. And, with the help of financial aid, earning your exercise science degree is even more of a possibility. 

Recognition by the NSCA is not just a badge of honor, but also an opportunity for Lionel University to continue to excel in its mission of educating and training the next generation of fitness professionals. We are thrilled to be recognized by such a prestigious organization and look forward to further elevating the field of exercise science through our outstanding programs and degrees.

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