Voting will become available on May 1, 2013 and voting will close on July 12, 2013. Ballots must be completed online or during the NSCA National Conference July 10 – 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. To be valid, ballots must be submitted by Friday July 12, 2013, 12:00 noon (PDT).
Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, FISSN, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
2006 – PhD – Baylor University
Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health
2003 – MS – Baylor University
Master of Science in Education, Exercise Physiology
2001 – BS – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science/Athletic Training
- Chair, NSCA Research Committee, 2012 – present
- NSCA Grants Sub-Committee Chair, 2011 – present
- NSCA Student Award Judge, 2011
- NSCA Research Committee Member, 2010 – present
- Reviewer for Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010
- NSCA National Conference Abstract Reviewer, 2010
- NSCA Student Grant Review Ad Hoc Committee, 2009 & 2010
- Reviewer for Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2008 – present
- NSCA Nutrition Special Interest Group, 2006 – present
Vision statement outlining the critical and/or substantive issues facing the NSCA, specific goals for the NSCA, and an indication of how such goals may be achieved.
The vision of the NSCA is to disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improving athletic performance and fitness. This is a bold and broad vision that encompasses many areas of exercise science from nutrition, exercise physiology, athletic training, rehabilitation, injury prevention, hydration, health, immunity, metabolism, and last but certainly not least, strength and conditioning. One of the challenges in the future will be to support each of these groups individually while weaving them all together for the improvement of sport and exercise performance. As the worldwide leader, the NSCA must continue to encourage and support scholarly research, education, and applied training. To this end there are three specific goals facing the future of the NSCA.
- Embrace the diversity and breadth of the NSCA without neglecting our roots.
- Strengthen from within by increasing the reliance on committee work, SIG’s, and members to increase the reach of the NSCA in the states and abroad.
- Support and encourage research, education, and applied training.
The dissemination of the most recent research, creating position stands, and updating educational material is central to the mission of the NSCA. As the consumer has an ever-increasing number of choices in organizations and certification the NSCA must be at the forefront of the most updated techniques, training, nutrition, and programs. This can only occur through a coordinated effort between the membership, the staff, and the elected leadership. This will require a greater reliance on committees such as the research and education committee to develop position stands, strong speakers, increased abstract submissions, and collaboration with the foundation to support scholarly work. These goals will also require increased levels of communication between the home office, the committees, the BOD, and the membership. Involvement leads to investment and the investment of 32,000 members will strengthen the NSCA from within with a resolve that will withstand any future challenges.