These peer awards recognize NSCA members who have made great contributions to the strength and conditioning and fitness industry.
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.
This award is given to a college or university Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in recognition of his or her efforts on behalf of assistant coaches and dedication to the strength and conditioning profession. Nominees must be CSCS certified, have RSCC distinction, and hold a position as a Division I, II, III, or NAIA Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
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 field of high school strength and conditioning.
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.
The Nutritional Research Achievement Award is given annually to recognize a nutritionist for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.
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.
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.
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.
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