Board of Directors Application

The NSCA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are critical to the success of the Association. Board positions are very active and require attendance at both the NSCA National Conference and the NSCA Coaches Conference, as well as periodic conference calls. In addition, it is important to understand the amount of work that is required to effectively participate in and govern the growth of the Association.

Board of Directors Applications are accepted from October 1 - December 3. 

For the Board of Directors term July 13, 2019 thru July 8, 2022, there are two (2) Member positions available. Applications must be received by 12:00pm MT on December 3. 

Member Position Description

This position may be filled by any member of the Association who meets the minimum qualifications. If the member is retired, then they should be within five years of retirement and continue to maintain an active role in the field of strength and conditioning or fitness.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered:

  1. Must be a current member of the NSCA.
  2. Must hold an active NSCA certification, and/or NSCA Fellowship (FNSCA).
  3. Must submit completed application before deadline.

How to Submit Application

Please submit all required documents in one email to You will be emailed a confirmation of receipt once your application has been received.

Application - How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors must follow these specific steps. If you miss a step, you may not be considered a candidate for the Board of Directors*.

Step 1.  Read, understand, and sign acknowledgement form for the NSCA Conflict of Interest Policy, NSCA Board of Directors Campaign Guidelines, NSCA Board Member Position Description, and Qualified NSCA Board Candidate Criteria.
Step 2.  Download, complete and return the Candidate Application Form. Open in Adobe Acrobat, or click here for Word document version. 
Step 3. Download, complete and return the Board of Director Candidate Subjective Questionnaire
Step 4. Include with submission a Cover Letter which indicates your request to be considered by the NSCA Nomination Committee. Outline how the NSCA has influenced your career and explain why you are qualified to sit on the NSCA Board.
Step 5. Include with submission an essay of 250 words or less on why you want to serve on the Board of Directors.
Step 6. Include with submission your Vision Statement. Provide a brief, one-page vision statement outlining: (a) The critical and/or substantive issues facing the NSCA; (b) Specific goals for the NSCA; and (c) An indication of how such goals might be achieved. Note: This information will be used as written on the election ballot and marketing materials to members, if selected. 
Step 7. Include with submission your current curriculum vitae or resume.
Step 8. Include a recent headshot that clearly shows your face. The image file must be submitted as a high resolution .jpg, jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, etc. (>1MB preferred). Photo will be used on election ballot and election marketing materials, if selected.

Your application will not be accepted unless you meet the Minimum Requirements and all eight steps listed in Application - How to Apply have been fulfilled, completed, and submitted before the deadline. 

Note: If past employee of the NSCA, an individual may not include any NSCA service, education, awards/honors received, events attended, publications written or reviewed or any other services rendered while receiving salary due to NSCA employment. There will be automatic and immediate removal from the election process if a candidate misstates any information on their application or CV.

Please direct all questions to:, or call 1-800-815-6826 ext. 174. 

Please do not contact any member of the Nomination Committee.

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