NSCA Fellowship Requirements

  • Fellowship Requirements

    Applicants to the NSCA Fellowship program must fulfill requirements below prior to applying.

    1. Shall have earned a Master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in kinesiology, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, physical education, or a health-related field.
    2. Shall have been a NSCA member for a total of at least 10 years, including the last five years immediately prior to applying for Fellowship.
    3. Shall have attended at least seven NSCA Annual Conferences in the past 10 years. At least five of these conferences must be the NSCA National Conference & Exhibition. Other annual conferences include the NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, NSCA Coaches Conference, and NSCA Performance Symposia.
    4. Shall have received a letter of recommendation from two NSCA Fellows.
    5. Shall have submitted fellowship application that consists of distinguished professional service and contributions to the NSCA using the headings listed under the "Application" tab, and meeting the requirement for professional contributions (125 points).
    6. Shall have paid a $100 one-time lifetime application fee.

    NSCA Fellowship Application

    In addition to the aforementioned absolute requirements, candidates shall have demonstrated an exemplary record of service and leadership to the NSCA. 

    This requirement must be met by combining points from all of the following four categories to total at least 125 points. The application must also meet the minimum number of points in the first 3 categories in ordered to be considered.

    Category Maximum Points
    1. NSCA Publications and Review 50 points
    2. NSCA Professional Presentations 50 points
    3. NSCA Professional Service, Certifications, and Distinctions 50 points
    4. Subjective Contributions to the NSCA 25 points
       

    1. NSCA Publications and Review

     
    Authored or co-authored JSCR (or JASSR) article   3 points/article
    Authored or co-authored SCJ (or SC, NSCAJ) featured article   3 points/article
    Authored or co-authored SCJ (or SC) column   1 point/article
    Authored or co-authored NSCA's Performance Training Journal article   2 points/article
    Authored or co-authored NSCA position statements   4 points/paper
    Authored or co-authored chapter in a NSCA book   3 points/chapter
    Editor-in-Chief, JSCR or SCJ   6 points/year
    Associate or Assistant Editor-in-Chief, JSCR or SCJ   4 points/year
    Editorial board member, JSCR   3 points/year
    Editorial board member, SCJ    3 points/year
    Reviewed manuscripts for JSCR or SCJ   1 point/3 manuscripts
    Abstract reviewer or judge for NSCA National Conference & Exhibition   1 point/year
    Authored or co-authored NSCA Hot Topics   1 point/article
         
    Minimum of 20 and maximum of 50 points from this category, with at least two as first author

    2. NSCA Professional Presentations

     
    Featured presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition   2 points/presentation
    Abstract presentation (presenter or co-author of an oral or poster) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition   1 point/presentation
    From the Field presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition   1 point/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA Sport-Specific Conference   2 points/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA European Conference   2 points/presentation
    Presentation (presenter of co-presenter) at NSCA Personal Trainers Conference   2 points/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA State or Regional Conference   1 point/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA-CSCS or NSCA-CPT Symposium   1 points/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at the NSCA Performance Symposium   1 point/presentation
    Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at the NSCA TSAC (Tactical Strength and Conditioning) Conference)   2 points/presentation
         
    Minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 points from this category, with at least two as first author

    3. NSCA Professional Service, Certifications, and Distinctions

     
    Completed a full year of service as NSCA President   6 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as NSCA Vice President   5 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as NSCA Secretary-Treasurer   5 points/year
    Completed a full year of service on the NSCA Board of Directors   4 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as NSCAF President   3 points/year
    Completed a full year of service on the NSCAF Board of Directors   3 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as Chair of a NSCA National Committee   3 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as a member of a NSCA National Committee   2 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as a Chair of a NSCA Special Interest Group   2 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as a member of a NSCA Special Interest Group Executive Council   1 point/year
    Completed a full year of service as NSCA state/provincial director   3 points/year
    Completed a full year of service as NSCA regional director   3 points/year
    Completed a full term of service on a NSCA standing, ad-hoc, or sub-committee   1 point/committee
    Served as NSCA Educational Recognition Program (ERP) Site Coordinator or Sponsor   1 point/3-year recognition period
    Currently NSCA-CSCS certified    6 points
    Currently NSCA-CPT certified   4 points
    Currently recognized as a NSCA Coach Practitioner   6 points
    Hosted a NSCA CSCS and/or a NSCA-CPT certification exam   2 points/exam hosted
         
    Minimum of 30 and maximum of 50 points from this category

    4. Subjective Contributions to the NSCA

    Discuss your personal history of service and positive contributions to the NSCA over the past 10 years. Be sure to include accounts that reflect on your character, dedication, and respect for the NSCA. Discuss how you will continue your commitment to the NSCA if advanced to Fellow status. Be sure to include any information regarding your commitment to the mission of the NSCA that was not adequately covered in this application. Limit your answer to 600 words.

    Maximum of 25 points from this category

    The Fellow deadline for review is May 1.

    Please e-mail your completed application to brenda.mcquay@nsca.com. You may mail your $100.00 check (made payable to NSCA, referencing Fellowship Application) to 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or you may call 719-632-6722 ext. 144 to pay via your credit card.

    Current NSCA Fellows

    1. Dr. Lee E. Brown, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    2. Dr. Terry Housh, FNSCA
    3. Mr. Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    4. Dr. Joel Cramer, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    5. Dr. Jeff Chandler, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    6. Dr. Donald A. Chu, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    7. Dr. Bruce W. Craig, FNSCA Chairperson
    8. Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    9. Dr. Andrew C. Fry, CSCS, FNSCA
    10. Dr. G. Gregory Haff, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    11. Dr. Jay Hoffman, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    12. Dr. Mike Greenwood, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    13. Dr. William J. Kraemer, CSCS, FNSCA
    14. Dr. Jeff McBride, CSCS, FNSCA
    15. Dr. Dave Pearson, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    16. Dr. Mike Stone, FNSCA
    17. Dr. Jeff Stout, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    18. Dr. N. Travis Triplett, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    19. Mr. Dan Wathen, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    20. Dr. Larry Weiss, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    21. Mr. Bill Allerheiligen, MS, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    22. Mr. Boyd Epley, MEd, MSCC, CSCS, FNSCA
    23. Dr. Steven J. Fleck, CSCS, FNSCA
    24. Dr. John Garhammer, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
    25. Mr. John F. Graham, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    26. Mr. Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    27. Dr. L. Perry Koziris, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    28. Dr. Brian Schilling, CSCS, FNSCA
    29. Mrs. Meg Stone, MA, FNSCA
    30. Mr. John Taylor, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    31. Dr. Patrick S. Hagerman, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    32. Dr. William R. Holcomb, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    33. Dr. Anthony A. Abbott, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    34. Dr. Jose Antonio, CSCS, FNSCA
    35. Dr. Richard A. Borden, CSCS, FNSCA
    36. Dr. Jared W. Coburn, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    37. Dr. Joan M. Eckerson, CSCS, FNSCA
    38. Dr. Robert Newton, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    39. Mr. Michael Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    40. Mr. Bruno Pauletto, MS, CSCS, FNSCA
    41. Mr. Mark Roozen, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    42. Mr. David Sandler, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    43. Dr. Joseph P. Weir, FNSCA
    44. Dr. William P. Ebben, MSSW, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Nicholas A. Ratamess, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Patrick L. Jacobs, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    47. Mr. James Jay Dawes, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    48. Dr. Helen M. Binkley, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    49. Dr. Brent A. Alvar, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    50. Mr. John A. Kordich, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    51. Mr. Ian Jeffreys, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, CP, ASCC, FNSCA
    52. Dr. Frank J. Spaniol, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    53. Dr. Moh H. Malek, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    54. Dr. John P. McCarthy, PT, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    55. Dr. Todd A. Miller, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    56. Dr. David J. Szymanski, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    57. Dr. Margaret T. Jones, CSCS,*D, RSCC, FNSCA
    58. Mr. Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
     

    Fellow Review Committee

    Dr. Bruce W. Craig, FNSCA (Chair)
    Dr. Brian K. Schilling, CSCS, FNSCA (Chair Elect)
    Mr. Dan Wathen, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    Dr. Nicholas A. Ratamess, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    Dr. Andrew Fry, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

    Current NSCA Fellows

    1. Dr. Lee E. Brown, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    2. Dr. Terry Housh, FNSCA
    3. Mr. Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    4. Dr. Joel Cramer, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    5. Dr. Jeff Chandler, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    6. Dr. Donald A. Chu, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    7. Dr. Bruce W. Craig, FNSCA Chairperson
    8. Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    9. Dr. Andrew C. Fry, CSCS, FNSCA
    10. Dr. G. Gregory Haff, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    11. Dr. Jay Hoffman, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    12. Dr. Mike Greenwood, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    13. Dr. William J. Kraemer, CSCS, FNSCA
    14. Dr. Jeff McBride, CSCS, FNSCA
    15. Dr. Dave Pearson, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    16. Dr. Mike Stone, FNSCA
    17. Dr. Jeff Stout, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    18. Dr. N. Travis Triplett, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    19. Mr. Dan Wathen, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    20. Dr. Larry Weiss, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    21. Mr. Bill Allerheiligen, MS, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    22. Mr. Boyd Epley, MEd, MSCC, CSCS, FNSCA
    23. Dr. Steven J. Fleck, CSCS, FNSCA
    24. Dr. John Garhammer, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
    25. Mr. John F. Graham, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    26. Mr. Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    27. Dr. L. Perry Koziris, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    28. Dr. Brian Schilling, CSCS, FNSCA
    29. Mrs. Meg Stone, MA, FNSCA
    30. Mr. John Taylor, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    31. Dr. Patrick S. Hagerman, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    32. Dr. William R. Holcomb, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    33. Dr. Anthony A. Abbott, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    34. Dr. Jose Antonio, CSCS, FNSCA
    35. Dr. Richard A. Borden, CSCS, FNSCA
    36. Dr. Jared W. Coburn, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    37. Dr. Joan M. Eckerson, CSCS, FNSCA
    38. Dr. Robert Newton, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    39. Mr. Michael Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    40. Mr. Bruno Pauletto, MS, CSCS, FNSCA
    41. Mr. Mark Roozen, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    42. Mr. David Sandler, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    43. Dr. Joseph P. Weir, FNSCA
    44. Dr. William P. Ebben, MSSW, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Nicholas A. Ratamess, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Patrick L. Jacobs, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    47. Mr. James Jay Dawes, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    48. Dr. Helen M. Binkley, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    49. Dr. Brent A. Alvar, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    50. Mr. John A. Kordich, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    51. Mr. Ian Jeffreys, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, CP, ASCC, FNSCA
    52. Dr. Frank J. Spaniol, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    53. Dr. Moh H. Malek, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    54. Dr. John P. McCarthy, PT, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    55. Dr. Todd A. Miller, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    56. Dr. David J. Szymanski, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    57. Dr. Margaret T. Jones, CSCS,*D, RSCC, FNSCA
    58. Mr. Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
     

    Current NSCA Fellows

    1. Dr. Lee E. Brown, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    2. Dr. Terry Housh, FNSCA
    3. Mr. Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    4. Dr. Joel Cramer, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    5. Dr. Jeff Chandler, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    6. Dr. Donald A. Chu, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    7. Dr. Bruce W. Craig, FNSCA Chairperson
    8. Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    9. Dr. Andrew C. Fry, CSCS, FNSCA
    10. Dr. G. Gregory Haff, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    11. Dr. Jay Hoffman, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    12. Dr. Mike Greenwood, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    13. Dr. William J. Kraemer, CSCS, FNSCA
    14. Dr. Jeff McBride, CSCS, FNSCA
    15. Dr. Dave Pearson, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    16. Dr. Mike Stone, FNSCA
    17. Dr. Jeff Stout, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    18. Dr. N. Travis Triplett, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    19. Mr. Dan Wathen, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    20. Dr. Larry Weiss, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    21. Mr. Bill Allerheiligen, MS, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    22. Mr. Boyd Epley, MEd, MSCC, CSCS, FNSCA
    23. Dr. Steven J. Fleck, CSCS, FNSCA
    24. Dr. John Garhammer, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
    25. Mr. John F. Graham, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    26. Mr. Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    27. Dr. L. Perry Koziris, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    28. Dr. Brian Schilling, CSCS, FNSCA
    29. Mrs. Meg Stone, MA, FNSCA
    30. Mr. John Taylor, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    31. Dr. Patrick S. Hagerman, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    32. Dr. William R. Holcomb, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    33. Dr. Anthony A. Abbott, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    34. Dr. Jose Antonio, CSCS, FNSCA
    35. Dr. Richard A. Borden, CSCS, FNSCA
    36. Dr. Jared W. Coburn, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    37. Dr. Joan M. Eckerson, CSCS, FNSCA
    38. Dr. Robert Newton, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    39. Mr. Michael Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    40. Mr. Bruno Pauletto, MS, CSCS, FNSCA
    41. Mr. Mark Roozen, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    42. Mr. David Sandler, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    43. Dr. Joseph P. Weir, FNSCA
    44. Dr. William P. Ebben, MSSW, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Nicholas A. Ratamess, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    45. Dr. Patrick L. Jacobs, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    47. Mr. James Jay Dawes, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    48. Dr. Helen M. Binkley, ATC, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    49. Dr. Brent A. Alvar, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    50. Mr. John A. Kordich, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    51. Mr. Ian Jeffreys, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, CP, ASCC, FNSCA
    52. Dr. Frank J. Spaniol, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    53. Dr. Moh H. Malek, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
    54. Dr. John P. McCarthy, PT, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    55. Dr. Todd A. Miller, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
    56. Dr. David J. Szymanski, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
    57. Dr. Margaret T. Jones, CSCS,*D, RSCC, FNSCA
    58. Mr. Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA