Accreditation Standards Survey

In July 2018, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced that by 2030 (target date) the eligibility for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) examination will require candidates to gradate with a bachelor’s degree in a strength and conditioning related field, from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved accrediting agency.

Accreditation is a ‘peer review’ process and an important aspect of standard development and implementation includes public collaboration. Your comments and suggestions on the proposed accreditation standards are essential to ensure that the standards are written clearly and are appropriate for strength and conditioning education and the advancement of the profession.

Survey Instructions:

The Accreditation Standards Survey has been divided into 6 separate surveys which corresponds with the various sections within the DRAFT version of the proposed Accreditation Standards and Required Elements. Users will begin the survey beginning with Section 1. You may complete the survey in its entirety all at one time, by clicking the link to the next section at the end of each section, or complete each section independently by navigating back to the Table of Contents. Each section is approximately 10 questions.

Feedback that provides suggestions for change or improvement, or specific comments relative to the impact to programs and/or institutions are most helpful and provide the best opportunity for refining the accreditation standards.

To access the first section of the Accreditation Standards Survey, CLICK HERE

To download and reference a PDF of the DRAFT version of the Accreditation Standards and Required Elements in its entirety, CLICK HERE

If you would like to access the surveys by the individual sections of the proposed Accreditation Standards Survey, CLICK on a Section below.

Table of Contents: 


The Accreditation Standards Survey will be open and available until March 25, 2019. In addition to this written feedback, open forums will be held at the 2019 NSCA National Conference to provide additional opportunities for feedback.

Your contribution to ensure the quality of future strength and conditioning professionals is appreciated and valued.


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