The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes schools with programs that contain approved and standardized strength and conditioning or personal training curricula. Acknowledged programs are designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
The ERP is the first step in laying the foundation to ensure classroom excellence. With a purposefully designed education, students can look forward to long-term professional success after graduation. The ERP seeks to support this journey through the proper certifications, professional development, and industry connections that can only be found through the NSCA.
The NSCA is opening doors for every step of a successful education and career. Students who attend an ERP-recognized program, gain valuable career benefits from grants and internships to discounts, resources, and more.
View our complete list of schools with programs carrying the NSCA ERP seal of approval. Search for undergraduate and graduate strength and conditioning programs, or two- or four-year personal training programs.
ERP is more than just recognition. Receive exclusive benefits such as exam discounts for students and faculty, program marketing to increase student enrollment, and opportunities to launch your students' careers.
ERP helps strength and conditioning programs start their journey toward programmatic accreditation through the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE).
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Earn the recognition your program deserves and demonstrate the credibility your prospective students are looking for. Join the growing list of distinguished organizations with the NSCA seal of approval. The ERP accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate strength and conditioning programs and two- or four-year degree personal training programs. Recognition can be earned in any program or all three.
View the application for specific details and curriculum requirements:
Your application must include:
Payment can be processed via Check, Credit Card, Money Order, or Wire Transfer.
Payable to: National Strength and Conditioning Association
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Submit applications and documentation to: ERP@NSCA.com
Please indicate in the body of the email which method of payment your program will be using to process the administrative fee(s).