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03-13-2012

Clarkson University PT Professor Certified As Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Clarkson University Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Vicki L. LaFay has successfully completed the examination for credentialing as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Vicki L. LaFayThe CSCS certification is a specialized program that identifies individuals who have demonstrated proficiency in the areas of proper strength and conditioning practices

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

LaFay has been a faculty member at Clarkson since 2010 and a licensed physical therapist since 1992. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy in 2009 from SUNY Upstate Medical University and has 20 years of administrative and clinical experience, primarily in ergonomics, occupational health, and outpatient orthopedic, home health, and skilled nursing practice settings.

LaFay maintains clinical practice with the Work-Fit Division of Healthtrax International Inc. as clinical and program supervisor over the ALCOA Massena Operations Work-Fit Program, and as a per diem physical therapist for Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Franklin County Nursing Services.

The CSCS is the only strength training and conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and has been nationally accredited since 1993.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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