8-12 hrs online study + quiz

This short couse covers the basic principles of kinesiology and how they apply to cheerleading. You will learn about the bones, skeleton, joints, connective tissue, energy production, muscle types and contractions. You will learn how they each play an important role in the sport of cheerleading, and how you can implement useful information as part of your coaching practice.

INCLUDES: Workbook, reading materials, videos, quiz, certificate (digital format), access to CCA video library & resources

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1 credit (included in 1 month of CCA coach membership)

When you complete this course module, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration 

  • Understand how energy is created and released 

  • Describe the function and elements of the cardiovascular system 

  • Describe how you can use oxygen efficiency for cheerleading 

  • Narrate the pathway of air flow in to and out of the body

  • Explain how the lung capacity differs from person to person

  • Use the correct terminology to describe parts of the body

  • Name the main bones and muscles in the body  

  • Explain the role of the spine and mobility ranges 

  • Name the roles of the muscles in a movement and describe the movement muscles in movement 

  • Name the main muscles in the human body 

  • Explain the difference between fast and slow twitch muscle fibres 

  • Explain the difference between Isometic, Concentric and Eccentric muscle contractions 

  • Describe the basic anatomy of a joint and the roles of each element

  • Name the different types of possible joint movements and how injuries are caused

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Accredited coaching development for cheerleading coaches

Since 2011, CheerConditioning.Academy (CCA) has become the go-to resource cheer conditioning, sports performance, pom dance fitness & recreational cheerleading. When you register to become a member of CheerConditioning.Academy you can access monthly short courses for your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and work your way to our graduation course program, where you receive the USCCE Accredited Certificate.

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Cheerleading & The Human Body

CheerConditioning.Academy courses are not a replacement for cheer coaching credentialing, but they serve as a  valuable continuing education programme  (CPD) for existing coaches and coaching assistants. Please speak with your event provider, insurance, governing body or your federation to check your credentialing requirements. 

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Accreditation through USCCE

United States Centre for Coaching Excellence


We are proud to announce the world’s first officially accredited Continued Professional Development Courses for cheerleading education via online learning. 


Through The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), Cheer Conditioning Academy has successfully accredited its coaching education program under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) receiving Domain Specific Level 3 accreditation for Physical Conditioning and Teaching and Communication.


The NCACE accreditation reviewers noted that the program was “very comprehensive and thorough”, provided “quality on-line instruction for coaches”, and delivered “positive and proactive training”.  Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches. 


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