Introduction to Principles of Strength and Conditioning and Management of the Overhead Athlete

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Language Pathologists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers


Two courses, Principles of Strength and Conditioning and Management of the Overhead Athlete, will be presented during this 1-day in-person workshop. Please see below for course descriptions.

Introduction to Principles of Strength and Conditioning::
Michael Masi, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, CISSN, CMTPT, USAW-1, CF-1, Expert Faculty from the Carolinas Rehabilitation Learning Academy
"Introduction to Principles of Strength and Conditioning" is an introductory course designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin effective strength and conditioning programs. This course will guide participants through core concepts such as progressive overload, specificity, and recovery, emphasizing the importance and application of these concepts in exercise programming. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, this course aims to equip the attendee with the skills necessary to design and implement effective strength and conditioning strategies, catering to a variety of fitness levels and goals. Whether you're aspiring to be a fitness professional or simply seeking to enhance your own training regimen, this course offers the fundamental knowledge for anyone interested in the science of exercise programming.

Managing the Overhead Athlete::
Mark J. Badenhop, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cert DN, USAW-1
Since 2000, there has been a 10-fold increase in youth baseball injuries. Managing the overhead throwing athlete is challenging. Athletes need to resume throwing to return to their sport however throwing is typically the pain generator. Health care professionals will prescribe rest but this treatment does not solve the underlying problem. Designing a rehabilitation program based on the athlete’s throwing motion will significantly improve their outcomes. As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to analyze the baseball throwing motion and to identify common throwing faults. In addition, participants will be able to determine throwing faults in order to appropriately prescribe drills and exercises. Mastering these valuable skills will enable health care professionals to optimally evaluate and treat the overhead throwing athlete.

Date/Time/Course Location
Date: 3/9/2024
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

South Piedmont AHEC
Center for Learning and Development
5039 Airport Center Parkway
Building K
Charlotte, NC 28208-5885
Classroom 17/18

Continuing Education Credits
Partial credit will not be awarded.
0.7 CEUs
CEUs are expressed in tenths and 0.1 CEU is based off 60 minutes of instruction.
7.0 Contact Hours
The South Piedmont Area Health Education Center designates this continuing education program as fulfilling the requirements for 7.0 Contact Hours of continuing education.
7.0 NCBPTE Contact Hours
South Piedmont, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.
Athletic Trainer Contact Hours
NC Area Health Education Center (BOC AP#: P3459) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 7.0 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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  • Understand and define the fundamental principles of strength and conditioning, including concepts such as progressive overload, specificity, recovery, and individualization.
  • Organize the above principles in order of importance, providing a structured framework to comprehend how each principle plays a critical role in strength and conditioning.
  • Analyze and discuss the interrelationships between the above principles, illustrating how they interact and influence one another in the context of physical training and athletic performance.
  • Explore practical applications of the above principles, focusing on how to effectively integrate them into individualized exercise programming for various populations and circumstances, catering to different fitness levels and goals.
  • Summarize the epidemiology of baseball injuries from adolescents to professional athletes
  • Perform a physical exam on the overhead throwing athlete
  • Analyze the biomechanics of throwing and pitching a baseball
  • Identify common throwing faults that generate pain in an athlete
  • Demonstrate corrective throwing drills and exercises


Stephanie Levi DPT


Mark Badenhop , Michael Masi PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Mar 9, 2024
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
7.00 - CEU
7.00 - Contact Hours
7.00 - BOC CEUs for Athletic Trainers
7.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
South Piedmont AHEC
Classroom 17/18
Mar 9, 2024
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
South Piedmont AHEC
Classroom 17/18
Registration Fee starting 12:00am 2/17/2024
Full-Time Student Fee
Contact Hours
BOC CEUs for Athletic Trainers
NCBPTE Contact Hours