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National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Celebrates Lee Brown to Receive the 2014 Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement

Brown serves as strength and conditioning professor for California State University, Fullerton and is recognized for making impactful contributions to kinesiology research.

LAS VEGAS, NV– Strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists and fitness professionals from around the world converge on NSCA’s 37th National Conference on July 10-12, 2014 to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events during the conference takes place during the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors are given to several fitness professionals for outstanding achievement.

Accepting the prestigious Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement is Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA. Dr. Brown earns this special honor in recognition of excellence in exhibiting historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of his career. NSCA Founder, Boyd Epley, states, “I look forward to seeing Dr. Lee Brown win this award,” says Epley. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Strength and Conditioning and Director of the Center for Sport Performance in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. Having served as President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) from 2006-2009 and a Fellow of both the NSCA and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Dr. Brown’s research investigates human neuromuscular adaptations to high velocity exercise primarily for improved sport performance.

Brown holds both a master’s in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. He has authored over 600 scientific articles, scholarly presentations, books and book chapters worldwide.

Media Note: For additional information for the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement visit or to make arrangements for an interview with Lee E. Brown, please contact Greg Nockleby at 719-632-6722.

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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