NSCA National Awards will be handed out at the 39th Annual NSCA National Conference on Friday, July 8 in New Orleans, LA.
June 22, 2016
Colorado Springs, CO – Health and fitness professionals from across the world will converge on the NSCA’s National Conference on July 6, 2016 in New Orleans, LA 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 Ceremonies where distinctive honors are given to several professionals for outstanding achievement. This year’s award winners are as follows:
NSCA Impact Award – Yuri Verkhoshansky, PhD (given posthumously)
Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement – Don Chu, PhD, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D, FNSCA
William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year – Michael R. McGuigan, PhD, CSCS
Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year – David H. Fukuda, PhD, CSCS, *D
Educator of the Year – Brent Alvar, PhD, CSCS, *D, RSCC*D
Nutritional Research Award – Chad M. Kerksick, PhD, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT,*D
High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – Micah Kurtz, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, NBCT, USAW
Personal Trainer of the Year – Nick Tumminello, NSCA-CPT
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year – Robert Panariello, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
State/Provincial Director of the Year – Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS, *D
Strength and Conditioning Journal Editorial Excellence Award – Melissa Aversa, CSCS
The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Editorial Excellence Award – N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA and 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 www.nsca.com.
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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.
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