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The SCJ is the professional
journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic
trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning
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The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. ERP recognitions are good for three years and schools are eligible for renewal following this three-year period.
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning.
Strength and Conditioning Application (PDF)
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a Master’s degree related to strength and conditioning and/or sport performance. There are two related levels of recognition available – applied curriculum and research curriculum. Schools can apply for either level of recognition, or both.
Graduate Studies Application (PDF)
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer two and four-year educational programs in personal training.
Personal Training Application (PDF)
To download applications and obtain specific program details, please use the tabs found at the top of the page.
The exceptional benefits that schools receive as ERP recognized schools include:
The NSCA now offers the opportunity for ERP schools to host an Exam Prep LIVE Clinic, which is designed to provide students a review course containing the most relevant CSCS and NSCA-CPT exam content. Not only does this provide students an added opportunity to prepare for the NSCA exams, but this also provides a revenue opportunity to the hosting the school.
As an ERP School, you will also receive:
As a student at an NSCA ERP school, you have access to exclusive privileges that have been put in place to help you reach higher in your career. Explore the opportunities offered to you below.
$65 a year for full-time undergraduate and graduate students
A membership gives you unmatched access to resources, connections and opportunities that help advance your passion to improve athletic performance and fitness.
Learn more about NSCA Student Membership!
$25 off CSCS and/or NSCA-CPT exams
The program director of your school has the codes you will need to enter upon registration. Please reach out to him/her to receive your code(s) or Contact Us.
Special, discounted registration rates at each event
The Exam Prep LIVE events are designed as a study aid, with hands-on portions and direct interaction with industry professionals – perfect for every type of learner.
Find an Exam Prep Live event!
$25 for your school’s department for each exam registration
The program at your school has gotten you this far, why not let us give back a little, on behalf of you and your successes?
The NSCA ERP Personal Training Program recognizes colleges and universities that offer two and four-year educational programs in personal training.
The NSCA ERP Strength and Conditioning Program recognizes colleges and universities for recognition of their undergraduate educational program in strength and conditioning.
The NSCA ERP Graduate Studies Program recognizes colleges and universities for recognition of their graduate program in strength and conditioning. There are two levels of recognition – applied curriculum and research curriculum. Schools can apply for either level of recognition, or both.
Print the document and return the hard copy with the original signature to the NSCA offices.
Your application must include:
Applicants will be notified of approval/non-approval by February 15 or July 15.
Postmark deadlines are January 1 and June 1.
Mail Applications to:
National Strength and Conditioning AssociationEducational Recognition Program1885 Bob Johnson DriveColorado Springs, CO 80906