A 12 week certification course and mentorship program that focuses on 3 pillars of growth — content expertise, coaching practices, and career development.
The performance program for performance coaches.
Created by Dr. Ramsey Nijem, this course is the culmination of a decade of coaching and learning at every level of performance.
The APC course bridges science and application, fill in the gaps in your knowledge base, and gives you confidence to apply cutting-edge, evidence-based sport performance principles in your context. Whether you're an experience coach or just getting started in your career, this course will elevate your knowledge and impact.
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From becoming the youngest head strength and conditioning coach in NBA history at age 25, to earning a Doctorate Degree in Human and Sport Performance at age 27, Dr. Nijem has the experience and academic training to translate applied performance science into practice.
Dr Ramsey Nijem. The coach behind it all.
Hear what other Coaches and Practitioners have to say!
Coach Ramsey is an elite performance coach with a rare combination of interpersonal communication skills, mentorship, and research level theory and approach. He is one of the most impressive coaches I have ever met but more importantly is the brotherhood and kinship we share. The APC course is a small piece of his genius but a huge contribution to our field. All of the young up and coming performance coaches who aspire into becoming successful in their coaching journey should invest in their professional development starting with this course.
One of the biggest challenges sport performance coaches face is interpreting and applying emerging research into their programs. APC combines a comprehensive summary of current research related to the most impactful areas of sport performance with high level mentorship and an incredible community of coaches across sports looking to get better. Ramsey has created a much-needed opportunity for coaches at all levels to continue pushing their development.
During the time that I have known Ramsey, what sticks out to me is his undeniable passion for helping others and a dedicated pursuit of self-development. These traits are infectious in the way he communicates and interacts with others. I had the privilege of participating in the APC cohort this year and was impressed by the attention to detail. This program is not for the faint of heart, but if you desire to progress yourself in your current role or profession, this is it. Whether you’re an up and coming professional or a seasoned coach, associating yourself with Ramsey and the APC will challenge you to grow. What I appreciate the most is the culture engrained in the program, coaches uplifting and helping one another. Ultimately, this is what it is all about, and you don’t want to miss out.
Applied Performance Coach is a must-have course for anyone looking to further their practical education using evidence-based means. Coach Ramsey provides foundational source material on all subject matter with a thought-provoking weekly lecture that welcomes open dialogue among all coaches in real time. There’s high quality, applicable information to be gained for new and veteran coaches alike by joining Team APC.
Ramsey is in a class of his own. His combination of knowledge, experience, and class sets him apart from the rest. Whatever this man does needs all your attention and respect.
Coach Ramsey has put together the best professional development course on the market. You can tell from the first lecture how passionate he is about helping you develop and that passion is contagious. The course is tough and challenging but you won't find another professional development course that will truly help you become a better coach than this.
Dr. Nijem's APC course has set the standard for continuing education. He provides his cohorts with the skills necessary to effectively apply research, leadership, and personal development. As both a coach and educator, Dr. Nijem has given me resources to further bridge the gap between academia and the weight room. I highly recommend this course to any coach, healthcare professional, or clinician to better help athletes.
This course went beyond my expectations. In my role as a head athletic trainer, I try to help connect the sports medicine and performance departments. Prior to learning about this course, there seemed to be limited opportunities to grow in this space as an athletic trainer. I am truly thankful for this course because it opened me to new concepts and additional insights to other perspectives when it comes to performance. I have taken so much away from this course and was able to make some great connections while doing so! I can't wait to see what the future holds.
By far the best course I have ever taken. Coach Ramsey will guide you through some of the most important topics of S&C. A must do course if you want to take your craft to the next level.
This course is the best there is. The topics are covered in depth to cement a strong theoretical understanding and then the lecture really drives home the practical applications and real life ways to apply the theory. Ramsey is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge, even if you can’t make the lectures the recordings make you feel like you were there. On top of that, everyone else in the course is incredibly open and welcoming when you reach out to them. Genuinely sad that the course is coming to an end, worth every dollar.
It's a great investment if you are in the S&C world. You will get a ton of knowledge on recent studies and overviews that keeps you up to date in the field. Even though I have a Masters degree this course takes you deeper with a lot of practical applications. Ram is a top class coach and person and he is raising the bar of what a modern day strength coach should be! I'm proud to be the part of the fam
This course is the best decision I have made during my journey as Strength and Conditioning professional. Dr. Ramsey is truly a special person, as it is so evident how much he cares. He truly wants to see his community succeed and will do anything he can to bring others up with him along the ride. I cannot recommend this course enough, as it is a must for anyone looking to exponentially grow in this field.
The APC course is far and away the best option for practical continuing education currently in the field. This course touches on every topic a modern Performance Coach needs to work at a high level. I would recommend it to any coach serious about leveling up!
I cannot say enough positive things about this course. Whether you’re new to coaching athletes or been in the game for 10+ years there is something here for you. This is not a cake walk course- but a throughout, well- rounded overview of all aspects of S&C lead by someone who is clearly passionate about building better practitioners in our field.
Frequently Asked Questions.
When does the program start and what is the duration of the course?
This course is a 12 week immersive learning experience that will start on Monday May 10th and run for 4 months straight with no breaks.
Approximately how many hours per week is required?
We have estimated the coursework, communication, and participation to require 5-10 hours per week.
How is this learning experience delivered?
This learning experience is delivered via an online learning platform that functions similar to an online academic class.
Do I need to be an experienced coach?
No. While the topics we cover may be advanced at times, experience is not a pre-requisite.
Can international students enroll?
Yes, this is a great continuing education opportunity for international coaches. The course is only offered in English.
Is a Bachelors degree required?
No. A Bachelors degree is not required. However, understanding the fundamental principles of S&C will help, and a willingness to read and actively engage is a must.
Does time zone difference matter?
No. The course can be done on your own time so time zone is irrelevant. The live lectures are recorded and uploaded for coaches to watch at their convenience.
Is this course NSCA CEU Approved?
Yes. The APC Course is NSCA CEU Approved for 2.0 Units for the 2021-2023 recertification period.
Is this course board accredited?
No. This course is not 3rd party accredited.
Are Lectures Recorded?
Yes, all live lectures are recorded and uploaded same day so you can watch on-demand on your own time and review as needed.
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