Committee Information

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  • Committee Information
    The NSCA has ten committees, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the NSCA. Learn more about how our committees serve Certification, Conferences, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Finance, Membership, Nominations*, Research, State/Provincial Directors, and Women.
  • Interested in joining an NSCA committee? View the Bylaws, Code of Conduct, and Code of Ethics. Open positions vary throughout the year. Applications are accepted from October 1 to December or January 15 annually, depending on the committee. Check back here between October 1 - December 15 for information on open positions for next year.

    * Regarding the Nomination Committee: Per the NSCA Bylaws, the members of the Nominations Committee are elected by the membership of the NSCA. Members may apply for the Nomination Committee using the Nomination Committee Application form. 

    Certification Committee

    group_iconAuthority: The Board delegates sole authority to the Committee to make essential certification decisions regarding current Programs. The Committee shall function autonomously with regard to any and all undue influences in the fulfillment of its responsibilities, and shall at all times act in the best interests of certificants, consumers of services provided by certificants, and the general public. The Committee shall remain accountable to the Board for the fulfillment of its responsibilities, and the Board shall be obligated to revoke this delegation of authority if the Committee shall act or demonstrate the intent to act in a manner that jeopardizes the mission or integrity of the NSCA or its Programs.

    Contact the Chair: John McCarthy  

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Torrey Smith


    • Jaynie Bjornaraa
    • Randy Miller
    • Anthony Soika
    • Kim Koy (Public Member) 


    Downloads: Establishment of the Certification Committee (PDF)

    Conference Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: The Conference Committee will focus their efforts on content and presenters for the National Conference and Personal Trainers Conference.

    Contact the Chair: Andrew Galpin

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Virginia Meier


    • Helen Binkley
    • Allen Hedrick
    • Margaret Jones
    • Doug Lentz
    • Scott Sahli
    • Leslie Schilling 
    • Doug Sheppard


    Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: It is the mission of the NSCA Diversity Committee to cultivate a collegial environment in all facets of the NSCA by increasing and retaining the membership of students and professionals who characterize diverse ethnicities, religions, race, disabilities, age, and genders through the offerings and promotion of professional development and leadership skills applicable to their specific context, practice, or career.

    Contact the Chair: Shawn Jenkins  

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Beth Rampelberg


    • Patrea Aeschliman
    • Ludmila Cosio-Lima 
    • Mark Deaton
    • Gustavo Duran-Monge
    • Ian Jeffreys
    • Dwan Riggins
    • Monica Taylor
    • Christopher Torres
    • Raymond Tucker
    • Ben Wax


    Education Committee 

    group_iconMission Statement: Mission Statement: To promote and disseminate research and education within the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and to enhance the awareness of its members to the importance of investigating and learning the physical, behavioral, cellular, and metabolic adaptations induced by exercise training and conditioning so that they may bridge the gap between science and application. 

    Contact the Chair: Todd Miller

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Keith Cinea


    • Brent Alvar 
    • Edwin Jones
    • Don Melrose
    • Colin Wilborn

    Finance Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: Provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors and National Headquarters staff on financial matters.

    Contact the Chair: Jay Dawes

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Lee Madden


    • Greg Haff
    • Michael Miller

    Membership Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: The Membership Committee is organized and given authority to support and give assistance to the Membership Department in areas that will directly affect member satisfaction and retention.

    Contact the Chair: Will Stern  

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Scott Douglas


    • Aaron Bauder
    • David Bellar
    • Nicole Dabbs
    • Mark Deaton
    • Renee Hoppe
    • Josh Johann


    Nomination Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: Serve the interest of the membership by selecting a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors to be elected by a majority vote (of those voting) of the NSCA membership eligible to vote in NSCA elections. See NSCA Bylaws for full description.

    The Nomination Committee is a stand alone elected committee. Per the NSCA Bylaws, the Nominations Committee functions independently of the Board of Directors. The Chair of the Nominations Committee is a member of, and elected by, the Nominations Committee, and members of the Nominations Committee are elected by the membership of the NSCA. To apply, please use the Nomination Committee Application.

    Contact the Chair: Disa Hatfield

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Lee Madden


    • Jill Bush
    • William Campbell 
    • Disa Hatfield
    • Jack Carter  
    • Chat Williams


    Downloads: Nomination Committee Handbook (PDF)

    Research Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: To promote and disseminate research within the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and to enhance the awareness of its members to the importance of investigating the physical, cellular, and metabolic adaptations induced by resistance training and conditioning so that they may bridge the gap between science and application.

    Contact the Chair: Sandor Dorgo

    Contact the Staff Liaisons: Carwyn SharpKeith Cinea


    • Pablo Costa
    • David Fukuda
    • Nathaniel Jenkins
    • Jan Redmond 
    • Kristen Snyman
    • Jakob Vingren 


    Downloads: NSCA Research Committee Application Checklist (PDF) 
    NSCA Research Committee Policies and Procedures (PDF)

    State/Provincial Directors' Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: The NSCA SPD Program plays a key role in helping members and potential members make connections. They help connect members of the NSCA through clinics, volunteerism, and as mentors. SPDs help professionals from every aspect of the strength and conditioning field connect with each other — coaches, personal trainers, researchers, etc. State/Provincial Directors (SPDs) provide goals and direction to their Advisory Boards (ABs) and report to their Regional Coordinators (RCs). SPDs are part of NSCA’s volunteer network, sharing successes and opportunities with other SPDs and the staff of the NSCA.

    Contact the Chair: Rick Howard  

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Scott Douglas


    • Darnell Clark
    • Matthew Hank
    • Rachel Larson
    • Don Melrose
    • Heath Pierce 
    • Christopher Powell
    • Scott Sahli
    • Guido Van Ryssegem

    Downloads: State and Provincial Handbook (PDF)

    Women's Committee

    group_iconMission Statement: The purpose of the Women's Committee is to encourage and promote the strength training & conditioning profession for women, in accordance to the NSCA mission and bylaws. The committee will coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women within the organization, by providing a forum for discussion of current issues and dissemination of information.

    Contact the Chair: Ashley Jackson 

    Contact the Staff Liaison: Mary-Clare Brennan


    • Nicole Dabbs
    • Andrea Eisgruber  
    • Rachel Larson
    • Sally Paulson
    • Lisa Smith
    • Kourtney Thomas

    General Documents

    Board of Directors Policies and Procedures Manual
    Special Interest Group Guidelines
    SIG Facebook Groups Guidelines
    SIG Facebook Groups Agreement