Study Resources

Sample questions

Download a set of sample questions of both a scientific and practical nature from the SCCC Written Certification exam.

Books

The following books are excellent resources for preparing for the SCCC written examination. Click the link below the citation to purchase the book.
  • American College of Sports Medicine. 2012. ACSM's Health/Fitness Facilities Standards and Guidelines, 4th ed. Tharrett, S.J.; McInnis, K.J.; Peterson, J.A. (eds.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers. Click here
  • Bates, Mike. 2008. Health Fitness Management, 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click Here
  • Clark, Nancy. 2014. Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 5th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here
  • Fleck, S. J., and Kraemer, W. J. 2014. Designing Resistance Training Programs, 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association. 2016. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 4th ed., Haff, G. Gregory, and Triplett, N. Travis (eds.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here
  • Powers, S.K.; Howley, E.T. 2014. Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 9th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here
  • Stone, M.; Stone, M.H.; Sands, W.A. 2007. Principles and Practice of Resistance Training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here
  • Wilmore, J. H.; Costill, D.L.; Kenney, W.L. 2015. Physiology of Sport and Exercise, 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here

Manuals

Articles

Specified Resources

A newer content domain evaluated on the exam is "The Organizational and Administrative Responsibilities of the Strength and Conditioning Coach." Below are the two best resources currently for preparing for this section of the written exam:

  • National Strength & Conditioning Association. 2016. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 4th ed., Haff, G. Gregory, and Triplett, N. Travis (eds.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click here
    Section 5: Organization and Administration (Chapters 23-24)
  • Bates, Mike. 2008. Health Fitness Management, 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Click Here
    Part III: Operations and Facility Management (Chapters 12-17)