Annual Awards

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Awards

NSCA members nominate individuals who have made great contributions to the strength and conditioning industry.

Coaching Awards

Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is awarded to a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction for their dedication to improving performance of athletes with safe and effective science-based programs.

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College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction to recognize their dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs.

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Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction who has demonstrated dedication to improving athletic performance at the college level.

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Annual Awards

Personal Trainer of the Year

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The Personal Trainer of the Year Award recognizes an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) for exemplary service to the advancement of the personal training industry.

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High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is awarded to a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction who has demonstrated excellence the the field of high school strength and conditioning.

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Educator of the Year

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The Educator of the Year Award is presented to an educator who has made noteworthy contributions to education and clinical application of strength training and conditioning.

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Nutritional Research Award

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The Nutritional Research Award is given annually to recognize a nutritionist for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.

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Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist

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The Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award is given to an athletic trainer who is a current Member of the NSCA and whose work and contributions have significantly impacted the field of sports medicine or rehabilitation for athletes.

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Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award

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The Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award is given in recognition of a researcher who has been in the field for seven years or less.

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William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award

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Recipients of the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award are recognized for exemplary contributions and breakthroughs in the field of applied exercise and sport science.

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TSAC Awards

TSAC-Facilitator of the Year

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This award is given to a TSAC-Facilitator who has made noteworthy contributions to the tactical field of strength and conditioning. Main job function (75% of time) must be in an active role within the military, law enforcement, or emergency services (firefighter/EMS) with a secondary job of leading strength and conditioning program for your agency/department.

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TSAC Practitioner of the Year Award

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This award is given to a TSAC educator and practitioner who has made noteworthy contribution to the teaching and practical application in the field of tactical strength training and conditioning. Qualified nominees must be a certified member of the NSCA with a CSCS AND TSAC-F certification.

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