NSCA Impact Award
  • NSCA Impact Award
    The NSCA Impact Award is given to an individual that has made significant contributions that have impacted the strength and conditioning or fitness industry.
  • The NSCA Impact Award is given to an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement or impact in the national or international strength and conditioning or fitness industry. Recipient is selected by the NSCA Board of Directors based on the estimated number of lives they have touched, the impact of their legacy and the span and scope of an individual's career. (Does not need to be members of the NSCA.)

    Congratulations to our 2018 NSCA Impact Award recipient, Mike Arthur, CSCS, RSCC*E!

    Mike Arthur is the Director of Strength and Conditioning Performance Research for University of Nebraska Athletic Department. He joined the athletic staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach under Body Epley in 1976.

    Arthur’s expertise in programing and implementation of strength and conditioning methods has affected every sport at Nebraska. Arthur has been a key factor in many innovations that have made Husker Power one of the most respected strength and conditioning programs in the nation. Arthur’s applied research helps Nebraska stay on the cutting edge. He co-authored the book, Complete Conditioning for Football.

    Arthur is one of the 76 Charter members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He received the Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year award from the Professional Football Strength Coaches Society in 1995. He also one of the initial inductees to Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. As former powerlifter, he held the World Record in the Deadlift.

    Award Eligibility

    Nominated by the a member of the Board of Directors.  
    Recommendations may be submitted by current members to board@nsca.com.
    Nomination deadline is December 15th each year.


    Past Recipients of the NSCA Impact Award include:

    2017 - Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E
    2016 - Yuri Verkhoshansky, PhD
    2015 - Keijo Häkkinen, PhD
    2012 - Jim Lorimer
    1997 - Bernard Cahill and John Fatouros