The Starting Strength Coach Certification is the Most Advanced in the Industry
The letters "SSC" behind your name means you are one of the best coaches in the world
Set Yourself Apart
Starting Strength Coaches are regarded as the most skilled strength coaches in the industry. Earning your certification means that you can get anyone moving in line with the model.
Improve People's Lives
Reducing the daily agony of people suffering from back pain. Helping the elderly remain mobile and self sufficient. Improving people's health, confidence, and outlook on life. We do important work.
Earn More Money
Starting Strength Gyms pay SSCs an industry leading wage, commensurate with the knowledge, experience, and skill that's required to achieve the certification.
What it Takes to Become an SSC
Passing the platform exam requires that you have a deep understanding of the Starting Strength model, can evaluate it against what you see in front of you in real time, and can communicate effectively to get your lifter moving in line with the model.
Passing the oral board requires a complete understanding of the relevant anatomy, physics, and biology to fully explain the "whys" behind what we do.
Starting Strength Coaches demonstrate a high level of commitment to their own training, to the learning process, and in the accumulation of coaching experience.
Working with dozens of trainees each week to help them become better versions of themselves requires a high degree of passion and enthusiasm. For 90 minutes, three days per week, trainees in the gym will look to you to successfully guide them towards improving the quality of their lives, while doing things they never thought possible.
There is no replacement for experience. Reading and understanding all of the information and watching videos online will not adequately prepare you to deal with the variety of trainees you will see at the gym.
Getting experience coaching people, in-person, is imperative to achieving your credential. The Starting Strength Gyms Apprentice Program is the best place to gain the experience and knowledge to become a world-class strength coach as a certified Starting Strength Coach.
The Path to Becoming an SSC
Read Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming. Twice.
Start your Novice Linear Progression, even if you have lifting experience.
Enroll in the Coach Development Course to prepare for the exams.
Join a Starting Strength Gym as an Apprentice, or find clients and a facility on your own.
Attend a Starting Strength Seminar to test your practical and theoretical understanding.
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