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).
Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, FNSCA
2002 – Postdoctoral Training – Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology
2000 – PhD – Texas A&M University
Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology
1995 – BS – Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science
- NSCA Foundation VP and Treasurer, 2012 – present
- NSCA Board of Directors, At-Large Member, 2010 – present
- Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Board, 2007 – present
- NSCA Research Consortium National Conference Abstract Reviewer, 2007 – 2010
- NSCA Nominating Committee and Committee Chair (2007), 2006 – 2009
- NSCA Educational Recognition Program Director at George Washington University, 2005 – present
- NSCA StudentLink Program Faculty Advisor, 2005-2007NSCA Conference Committee Member, 2004-2007, 2009-2010
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
While there are many challenges facing the NSCA, increasing the credibility of our profession, as well as those working within it, should be one of the organization’s main concerns. As a non-profit advocate for those in the field of strength and conditioning, I believe that the NSCA has an ethical responsibility to set the standard for education and certification in our field. Over the past three years, we have made great strides toward increasing our presence both internationally and here at home. We have developed two new certifications, improved our online presence, and have increased our numbers of certified professionals around the globe.
While we have made much progress as an organization, there is much left to be done. Of paramount importance is the continued effort to improve our offerings to personal trainers. Personal trainers represent a large portion of our membership, but in my opinion, have not received adequate attention or benefit from our organization. We have worked hard over the last three years to improve this situation, and progress has been made. It is critical that we pursue this issue with continued fervor over the next three years, and I will see to it that this remains a high priority for the NSCA. We will do this by hiring a full time personal training manager at NSCA headquarters, and increasing our educational offerings to trainers both online and at conferences. We will also greatly improve our online presence so that all personal trainers will have an increased awareness of the NSCA, thereby becoming more competitive in the certification marketplace.
A second major issue that we face is increasing the exposure and proliferation of our new certifications, in particular the TSAC Facilitator. The U.S. military, law enforcement, and first responder populations are in dire need of sound, evidenced based training programs, and the TSAC program should provide the gold standard certification for these populations. We will work to improve our relationship with these entities by offering more TSAC related content both online and at our conferences, and we will more aggressively market the TSAC conference in order to increase awareness of this tremendous educational experience. I would like to personally thank the NSCA membership for allowing me to serve on the Board of Directors over the past three years. However, our work has just begun, and I am eager to continue working for our members; together making the NSCA the gold standard of our industry.