NSCA Japan Celebrates 25 Years

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is honored to announce the celebration of the 25th anniversary of NSCA Japan, the NSCA’s longest tenured affiliate partner.

June 24, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is honored to announce the celebration of the 25th anniversary of NSCA Japan, the NSCA’s longest tenured affiliate partner. This long-term partnership will be formally celebrated at the 39th Annual NSCA National Conference in New Orleans, LA during the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, July 8. On hand for the ceremony will be NSCA Board President Dr. Gregory Haff, NSCA Japan Board Members Kazuhiro Yonezawa and Tomoko Kitami, and NSCA Japan Executive Director Ryoji Abe.

In 1991, a small group of members from Japan set out to form the first international NSCA affiliation dedicated to supporting the NSCA’s mission and its development of the strength and conditioning professional. Since that first year, the membership has grown from less than 100 to over 5,500 members today. In addition, NSCA Japan has made tremendous advancements and contributions to the strength and conditioning profession in Japan including: 

  • Publishing The Strength and Conditioning Journal Japan which has been adopted by the most popular and famous scientific online database hosted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). 
  • Collaborating with other major allied health organizations to launch a nationwide health promotional campaign, “Active Guide for Health” that is directed by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. 
  • Distributing over 3,000 free DVDs to all high school coaches and teachers discussing the basics and safety of strength and conditioning for youth athletes. 

NSCA Japan’s work is only just beginning and plans are in place to continue its significant contributions for the next 25 years with endeavors and projects that include: 

  • Scholarship/Grants – Provide underwriting for strength and conditioning interns and professionals to attend valuable educational and networking events. 
  • Evidence-Based Research – Empower and educate more members to explore research projects to study and grow the impact of strength and conditioning in the Asia market. 
  • Human Performance Center – Build and develop a full functional performance center at NSCA Japan’s newer headquarters. 
  • Imagining the Future – Reach toward the NSCA’s mission and goal of a time when the strength and conditioning profession is universally recognized throughout Japan and the Asia market as being fundamental to the health and safety of personal training and athletic performance and fitness. 

Media Note: To schedule an interview, contact Mike Hobson at 800.815.6826 x 109 or Michael.Hobson@nsca.com.

 About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.

The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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