Leadership

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is governed by a Board of Directors and is comprised of eight members of the NSCA and one elected public member.

Board of Directors

President, Steve Fleck, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA, FACSM

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Steven J. Fleck, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair, Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. Fleck's research interests include physiological adaptations to resistance training and the application of research findings to optimize resistance training program design. His research interests are not limited to physiological adaptations and the training of athletes, but also include training of the general population from youth to seniors and individuals with various diseases, such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. During his career, Dr. Fleck has designed programs for celebrities interested in general health and fitness, as well as Olympic athletes in a wide variety of sports. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles as well as numerous lay articles in the area of resistance training. Dr. Fleck has also authored several books concerning resistance training including: Designing Resistance Training Programs, Strength Training for Young Athletes, and Optimizing Strength Training: Designing Nonlinear Periodization Workouts. All of these books have been translated into several languages. His most recent book is an undergraduate text, Exercise Physiology Integrating Theory and Application. He is a Fellow of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. For his work, he has been honored by receiving both the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Sports Scientist of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vice-President, Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Todd Miller is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the development and oversight of the Master's degree concentration in strength and conditioning. He has degrees in Exercise Physiology from Penn State and Texas A&M, and currently studies the role of interactive video gaming as a means of increasing physical activity in children.

Secretary-Treasurer, Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

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Colin Wilborn is currently an Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Dean of the Graduate School, & Director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a MSEd and PhD in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Baylor University. Colin has published numerous peer reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters on the effects of sport supplements and exercise on body composition, metabolism, and performance. Colin’s professional and personal interests are the effects resistance training and sport nutrition on health, body composition, and performance. Colin is a Fellow and Vice President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and currently serves as the Sports Supplementation and Drugs Section Editor for the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine.

Board Member, Brent Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Alvar holds the rank of full professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) in Provo, Utah. Dr. Alvar is also the Director of Research overseeing all areas related to the scholarship of discovery at RMU. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His research focus is in the area of physical activity related to human performance, occupational preparedness (sports, firefighting and military) and health-related benefits from resistance training.

Board Member, Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC

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Patrick McHenry is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Castle View High school. He designs the lifting & speed/agility programs for all the strength training classes as well as works with the school’s 23 varsity sports. Patrick has a Masters Degree is in Physical Education, emphasis Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a CSCS,*D and an RSCC with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Patrick is also a Certified Club Coach with USA Weightlifting. In 2003, Patrick was the regional Strength Coach of the Year for American Football Monthly, in 2005 was the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the year, and in 2006 received the Editorial Excellent Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Patrick received the 2010 Strength of America Award from the President’s Council on Fitness. He has presented at state, national and international conferences, and has published in books, journals, manuals, and videos.

Board Member, Michael G. Miller, PhD, EdD, AT, ATC, CSCS, FNATA

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Dr. Michael G. Miller, joining the NSCA Board as the Sports Medicine Professional member, is a Professor and Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. He has an EdD from West Virginia University and a PhD from Western Michigan University. Dr. Miller authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, manuscripts, texts, text chapters, and has been a CSCS and member of the NSCA since 1992. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Board Member, Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, MSc, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

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Brad Schoenfeld is widely regarded as one of America’s leading fitness authorities. He has been published or appeared internationally in over 1000 magazine and newspaper articles and has been featured on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. He is a bestselling fitness author with 8 published books that total more than 400,000 copies in print. Brad is a lecturer in the exercise science department at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, NY and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications to his credit. As a trainer, he has worked with numerous high level athletes and physique competitors, including many top pros. He earned his master's degree in exercise science from the University of Texas, and is currently pursuing his PhD in health science at Rocky Mountain University where his research focuses on elucidating optimal resistance training regimens to maximize muscle growth. In 2011, he was named the NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year.

Board Member, David Szymanski, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA

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Dr. David Szymanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory, and the Head Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana Tech University. He formerly was the Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance-Tulsa. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was the Exercise Physiologist for the Auburn University Baseball team for five years and the Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach for two years. Before attending Auburn University, where he earned a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Szymanski was the Assistant Baseball Coach and Weight Room Director at Texas Lutheran University for five years. His primary research has focused on ways to improve baseball and softball performance.

Public Member, David Joyner, M.D., F.A.C.S

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David M. Joyner was named Penn State's Acting Director of Athletics on November 17, 2011 and assumed the title of Director of Athletics on January 18, 2013. A two-sport All-American and Academic All-American at Penn State, Joyner earned his Bachelor's degree in science in 1972 and his MD from Penn State's College of Medicine in 1976. Following residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a stint in the World Football League, Joyner began a medical career with a sports medicine emphasis. Joyner's work with the U.S. Olympic Committee includes service as Chair of the Sports Medicine Committee, head physician to the United States' teams at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, the 1991 World University Games and the 1989 United States Olympic Festival. A Penn State offensive tackle from 1969-71, Joyner earned first-team All-America honors in his senior season and was a team co-captain. He was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions earn a cumulative 29-4 record, including an 11-0 mark in 1969, with victories in the 1970 Orange and 1972 Cotton Bowls. Joyner also was a standout wrestler from 1970-72, earning All-America honors by finishing as the NCAA runner-up at heavyweight in 1971.

Ex-Officio, President-Elect, G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

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Dr. G. Gregory Haff is the Course Coordinator for the Post Graduate Degree in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University. He is a Level 2 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited strength & conditioning coach and a Level 3 Australian Weightlifting Association Coach. Dr. Haff was the 2011, NSCA’s William J. Kraemer Sport Scientist of the Year Award Winner and has previously served as the Vice President of the NSCA, Assistant Editor and Chief for The Journal of Strength and Conditioning. Currently, he is a Senior Associate Editor for The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, a founding Fellow of the NSCA, and an accredited member of the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association. He is a USA Weightlifting National Level Coach and has served as an outside scientist with the United States Olympic Training Centers Performance Enhancement Teams for Track Cycling and Weightlifting.

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