Rick Howard, MEd, CSCS,*D
Rick Howard is currently working on his Doctorate degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He earned his Master’s degree in Education from Wilmington University Delaware in School Leadership, and his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Temple University. He is very actively involved in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he serves on the Youth Special Interest Group (SIG) as a founding member and Immediate Past-Chair, as well as the Chair of the NSCA State/Provincial Director Committee where he is the Mid-Atlantic Region Coordinator overseeing strength and conditioning clinics in seven states. Howard also is very actively involved with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, where he serves as Co-Chair of the position statement on National Youth Sports and Physical Activity Framework, Immediate Past-Chair of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Sport Steering Committee and the Immediate Past-Chair of the Let’s Move in School Advisory Committee. Howard is an Adjunct Instructor in Exercise Science/Strength and Conditioning at Delaware State University, Neumann University, Rowan University, Temple University, and West Chester University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®) by the NSCA. His primary interest is presenting concepts of pediatric exercise science and active learning to sport coaches, physical education teachers, and those who wish to improve the lives of our young people.