Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport Performance™


Format: Electronic

Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport PerformanceTM continuing education home study course addresses the physical and cognitive components of agility and quickness. Applicable to most all sports, this course focuses on improving quickness of foot and change of direction speed, along with perceptual and decision making factors. It covers the essential components of developing rapid force high power output and explosive movement that allow athletes to achieve high-level performance. It includes more than 100 drills to help in the development of safe, effective and comprehensive training programs.

Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport PerformanceTM is approved for the following continuing education credits/units:

ACE 0.6 (ACSM and the YMCA accept ACE CECs)
AFAA 6.0
BOC Category A 3.75
CPTN 7.0
HFPA 0.6
ISSA 6.0
NAFC 0.6
NASM 0.6
NASN 0.6
NETA 6.0
NFPT 0.75
PTA Global 6.0
SFA 0.6
WITS 8.0

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3.75 Category A hours/CEUs.

AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced

AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; 2= Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Treatment and Rehabilitation; 5= Organizational and Professional Health and Well‐being): 1,4

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost


This home study course is offered to you in a distance-learning format providing continuing education for health and fitness professionals who wish to help athletes take their performance to the next level. The best training advice, drills, and programs for optimizing athletes’ linear and lateral movements are presented. This is a must have resource for developing successful athlete specific and sport-specific training programs.

Course Materials:

Electronic format — The Developing Agility and Quickness for Sport PerformanceTM certificate package with online test includes the eBook version of the 200-page Developing Agility and Quickness by Jay Dawes and Mark Roozen, Editors (accessed through Adobe Digital Editions/BlueFire Reader) and a 55-page workbook provided in PDF format. Instructions for completing the 50-question multiple-choice online test and obtaining CECs are also included in PDF format. Note: This course package is made available for immediate access and download after purchase. All materials for this electronic format course are available electronically. Nothing is mailed.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss how agility and quickness impacts sport performance.
  2. Identify and discuss the factors that influence agility and how to develop these attributes.
  3. Explain how perceptual and decision-making skills impacts agility performance.
  4. Describe methods for evaluating, assessing, and monitoring agility and quickness.
  5. Identify and explain at least 5 drills for developing agility.
  6. Identify and explain at least 5 drills for developing quickness.
  7. Discuss the basic foundations of designing agility and quickness programs.
  8. Apply the basic foundations of agility and quickness program to sport-specific training.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Factors Determining Agility
Chapter 2: Factors Determining Quickness
Chapter 3: Testing Agility and Quickness
Chapter 4: Agility Drills
Chapter 5: Quickness Drills
Chapter 6: Agility and Quickness Program Design
Chapter 7: Sport-Specific Programming

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.