NSCA Foundation Assistantship
  • NSCA Foundation Assistantship
    Are you a young professional looking to broaden your knowledge and career horizons by working with a professional strength and conditioning coach? Apply for the NSCA Foundation Assistantship!
  • The NSCA offers up to five assistantships each year to qualified candidates. Candidates who are awarded an assistantship will have an opportunity to work closely with, and be mentored by, an experienced strength and conditioning coach who has earned the NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Distinction, demonstrated high levels of professional service and accomplishment, and has four or more years of Head Strength and Conditioning coaching experience.

    Each recipient will be awarded a $10,000 stipend over a 12-month period.

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    The purpose of the Assistantship Program is to link qualified CSCS-certified strength and conditioning specialists with experienced coaches to help develop the next generation of strength and conditioning professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for the college graduate to gain practical, applied experience in strength and conditioning while learning from a highly skilled and educated mentor. Additionally, the Assistantship program is an exceptional vehicle for the established strength and conditioning professional to access qualified apprentices. 

    “I can tell you first hand that the NSCA Foundation Assistantship was instrumental in my development as a coach and to a great extent responsible for my current position as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Portland State University.

    The NSCA is committed to the career development of their members and I have been fortunate enough to take advantage of this membership benefit.

    I would encourage anyone who is interested to look into and apply to the program.” 

    - Scott Fabian, MS, CSCS, Portland State University 

    Candidates chosen to be part of this program should demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and show a focus in the field of strength and conditioning. The following criteria will be considered when awarding assistantships:

    • Candidates must have completed a graduate or undergraduate strength and conditioning curriculum from an accredited college or university.
    • Candidates should be involved in the strength and conditioning field. Work and/or volunteer experience as an assistant strength and conditioning coach will be considered.
    • Applicants must possess current certification as a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and have or expect to receive CPR certification. Applicants must also be members of the NSCA.

    Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the NSCA twice a year. To be considered, applications must be postmarked no later than March 1 or October 1 during the year. For more information please contact Foundation@nsca.com.

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