Volunteer with CASCE to make a difference in strength and conditioning education
In July 2018, the NSCA announced an upcoming change to the eligibility rules for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam. Beginning in 2030 (target date), candidates will be required to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in a strength and conditioning related field, from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved accrediting agency.
In line with this initiative, the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE, pronounced kass-key) was formed to serve the need for programmatic accreditation specifically for strength and conditioning. CASCE has since begun accepting applications from institutions seeking programmatic accreditation.
Volunteer with CASCE to make a difference in strength and conditioning education.
Like most nonprofits, CASCE is driven by volunteer leaders in partnership with our board and staff to help fulfill our vision. We are always looking for passionate professionals dedicated to improving the quality of strength and conditioning education.
CASCE relies on peer reviews by academic and industry professionals like you to assess standards of quality, ensuring relevant curriculum and effective instruction for students. Your efforts directly help us determine if an educational program meets the highest standards of excellence, benefiting not only students, but the entire strength and conditioning industry.
Peer Reviewers serve a 3-year term.
WHO YOU ARE:
• You’re passionate about the future of the strength and conditioning profession
• You have experience with accreditation (regional, national, or specialized/professional)
• You’re able to be impartial during the review process
• You have strong writing, communication, and analytical skills
• BONUS: Active CSCS certification, experience in higher education or as a peer reviewer, or involvement with the NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP)
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
• Complete a virtual training session in October 2022 to prepare you for peer review
• Collaborate in teams of three (Lead, Second, and Reader) to review the program’s Self-Study—approximately 10-15 hours of preparatory work preceding the site visit
• Lead and Second Reviewers conduct 1½ -2-day on-site visits at the applying universities between January and April
• Create a Site Visit Report evaluating the program against the CASCE accreditation standards, which will be used to make an official accreditation recommendation
• Lead: $150
• Second: $100
• Reader: $50
• CASCE covers travel costs for on-site visits
• Note: Peer Reviewers will not be paid for training
APPLY OR NOMINATE NOW:
CASCE is accepting applications and nominations now through July 31, 2022.
• Submit your cover letter and abbreviated CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Nominate a qualified individual by sharing their name, contact information, and reason for recommendation to email@example.com
If this exciting opportunity to impact the future of strength and conditioning education appeals to you, we strongly encourage you to apply for consideration.