National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Celebrates the 2019 Annual Award Recipients

Colorado Springs, CO – Health and fitness professionals from across the world will converge on the NSCA’s National Conference on July 10, 2019 in Washington, DC to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events that will be held during the conference is the Award Banquet where distinctive honors are given to several professionals for outstanding achievement. The NSCA is proud to announce this year’s award recipients:

Educator of the Year – Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D

The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award – Dawn Anderson, PhD, CSCS and Rhodri S. Lloyd, PhD, CSCS,*D

Nutritional Research Achievement Award – Bill I. Campbell, PhD, CSCS

Personal Trainer of the Year – Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS,*D, RCPT*E

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year – William J. Hanney, DPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D

State/Provincial Director of the Year – Timothy Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award – Paul Comfort, PhD, CSCS,*D

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year – Jonathan M. Oliver, PhD, CSCS,*D

William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year – Jared W. Coburn, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

“Congratulations to all the award winners for these well-deserved awards,” said NSCA Executive Director Michael Massik. “Each of these individuals have changed many lives and exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have them as members.”

The NSCA National Conference features several educational sessions and research presentations, all designed to help those attending to expand their knowledge and further their careers. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, and for more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit

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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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