Real. Practical. Education.

The CFSC was developed with one simple intention: to revolutionize education in the fitness industry.

The ability to truly coach an athlete, properly demonstrate exercises and modify programming in real-time is what sets apart great coaches in the field. These skill are lost amongst many of the current certification models in the field of strength & conditioning.

“The Art of Coaching” is the ability to address situations as they occur in real time on the training floor. The CFSC will give you the tools to do just that, and in doing so, sets itself apart from every other certification on the market.




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About CFSC

Since the CFSC was born in 2013, the mission has been to raise the quality of professionals in the industry by delivering the best educational experience possible, and by requiring all coaches to pass both a written and live practical exam. The live exam is taken on site and led in small groups by our experienced instructors. This allows us to create a skilled network of coaches that can deliver great demonstrations, and provide clear and concise coaching cues. All this within a systematic approach to sound programming. Does your certification make you a better coach/trainer? Does your certification help your athletes and clients? Come see what CFSC is all about, and how it can help you progress in the field and your career.

The Process

Register For Course And Start Studying

Pass Written Exam

Attend the Level 1 certification course

Pass the final practical exam

Level 1 Certified, Eligible for level 2

Level 1 Certification

Level 2 Certification


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Are there any prerequisites for the CFSC?

No, there are no prerequisites. If anything, we are looking for CNPs (Certified Nice Person). We will teach you the coaching and programming systems that have made MBSC the #1 Gym in America.

How many spots will you have for each hands on training?

We will be limiting sign ups for each hands on training to ensure that people that attend get the attention needed and a high quality educational environment. For the first few trainings we are capping the attendance at 54. We do not want to have 100+ people in a room with one coach. We believe that to maintain a high quality of coaching, the groups must not be too big. Our maximum ratio is 1 MBSC coach for every 14 attendees.

Can I just take the certification online?

No. A significant portion of the certification evolves around the ability to demonstrate and coach the movements of the MBSC program. Once registering for the certification and passing the written exam online you will be able to attend the onsite training. There you will be taught the exercises as well as the coaching cues that the coaches at MBSC use.

Upcoming Programs

CFSC Level 1 Certification

Frederick, MD | March 16th, 2024

Level 2 Certification

Frederick, MD | March 17th, 2024

CFSC Level 1 Certification

Vila das Aves, Portugal | March 30th-31st, 2024

CFSC Level 1 Certification

Krakow, Poland | April 19th, 2024

CFSC Level 2 Certification

Krakow, Poland | April 20th-21st, 2024


After years of organized CFSC events, a CFSC coach is closer to you than you think. Search here for a CFSC near you!

Our Partners

CFSC and all of our coaches are lucky to partner with some of the most revered organizations in the industry. The leader in movement screening, Functional Movement Systems. And the leader in both general population and sports nutrition, Precision Nutrition. Our exclusive discounted access to these two invaluable sources is made possible by our collective efforts to improve the quality of education and coaches in the industry. These discounts will be made available after being certified.

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