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.
Tyler Christiansen is a veteran soldier currently working as the Human Performance Director for the Special Warfare Training Wing. Christiansen has worked the last 15 years with tactical athletes in the Special Operations Forces (SOF), fire/emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement communities, including as the Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program Manager at the NSCA, the 7th Special Forces Group, 10th Special Forces Group, a Special Missions Unit in the greater Washington D.C. area, as an Exercise Physiologist at the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute, and as a contractor in Baghdad, Iraq. Additionally, Christiansen has worked with sport athletes at Iowa State University, Illinois State University, and the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball (MLB) organization. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®), Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® with Distinction (TSAC-F*D®), and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® with Distinction (RSCC*D).
|Current CSCS and TSAC-F Certifications|
|Current NSCA Member for 2 consecutive years|
|Has not won this award previously|
|Nominated by a current member|
Additionally, nominees must qualify using a criteria sheet (PDF) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by the requested deadline. Qualifying nominees will be asked additionally for media/public relations/communication officer information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2018 - John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D||2017 - Mark Stephenson, MS, ATC, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D|
|2016 - Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D|