Nutritional Research Achievement Award

This award is given to a nutritionist in recognition for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes.

Current members are encouraged to nominate a deserving individual for the Nutritional Research Achievement Award. Nominees must meet the Award Eligibility outlined below to be considered.

Congratulations to the 2019 winner!

Bill I. Campbell, PhD, CSCS

Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. He received his PhD in Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health at Baylor University. As a researcher and author, Dr. Campbell has published more than 150 scientific papers and abstracts (in academic journals) related to sports nutrition and physique enhancement. In addition, he is a consultant to sport entertainment corporations and is a litigation consultant/expert witness related to dietary supplementation.

Dr. Campbell is the Director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His research is focused on improving exercise performance and enhancing physique through the synergism of resistance exercise, nutrition, and dietary supplements. Dr. Campbell is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition where he also recently served as the organization’s President.

Teaching responsibilities include graduate level courses such as: The Science of Physique Enhancement; Controversies in Exercise and Nutrition Science; Advanced Topics in Strength & Conditioning, Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Cardiovascular Aspects of Exercise Physiology, and Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise Physiology.

Dr. Bill Campbell

Award Eligibility

Be a current member of the NSCA
Nominee is active member and contributor to NSCA
Has publication record in areas of nutrition (sports nutrition, ergogenic aids, etc.)
Not awarded this award previously

Additional requirements listed in the General Awards Criteria, include but not limited to, two years of consecutive membership*, be nominated by a member in good standing and nominees will be sent a criteria sheet to fill out that must be returned before the required deadline. 

*Consectutive membership is counted back from the date the award is to be conferred.

Past Award Recipients Include:

2017 - Michael Ormsbee, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN 2009 - Nicholas A. Ratamess Jr, PhD, CSCS,*D
2016 - Chad M. Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D 2008 - Jeffery R. Stout, PhD, CSCS,*D
2015 - Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FISSN 2007 - Andrew C. Fry, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
2014 - Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS,*D, FISSN 2006 - Michael H. Stone, PhD
2013 - Joshua Hingst, RD, CSCS, CSCCa, USAW 2005 - Jose Antonio, PhD, CSCS
2012 - Marie A. Spano, MS, CSCS 2004 - Joan M. Eckerson, PhD, CSCS
2011 - Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 2003 - Jeff Volek, PhD, CSCS,*D
2010 - Richard B. Kreider, PhD  

How is the recipient selected?

Excerpt from the NSCA Reaserch Committee Policies and Procedures (updated 7/2019):

  • Research-based awards governed by the Awards Subcommittee of the NSCA Research Committee govern the selection of the following awards, based on the 3 nominees (for each award) that will be forwarded to the Awards Subcommittee from Headquarters. Headquarters will be responsible for the initial assessment of the Award Criteria Sheet and include the following awards:
    • William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award
    • Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award
    • Nutritional Research Achievement Award
  • For the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award, Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award, and the Nutritional Research Award, all recipients are nominated by the NSCA membership through the online nomination system and/or by the Awards Subcommittee of the Research Committee. All nominees then are asked by the NSCA staff to submit relevant materials and all recipients are decided by a standardized scoring system. The top 3 nominees, based on the Awards Criteria Scoresheet will be forwarded to the Awards Subcommittee chair.
  • The Awards Subcommittee will organize and verify the top candidates meet the criteria (two separate reviews of each candidate).
  • The Chair of the Subcommitee will then produce a summary of each candidate that will include a brief description of the accomplishments of each candidate in the areas listed in the Awards Criteria Sheet (Publications in NSCA & Applied Exercise and Sport Science Publications, Presentations at NSCA and other Conventions, Certification/Education and Research-related service.
  • The summaries of the nominees will be sent to the entire RC and past award winners for a vote of the top awardee for each award. If a current member of the RC is nominated for an award, they will be recused from the voting process and all correspondence of that particular award, but are still eligible for nomination and award. If a current member of the RC is also a past winner they shall vote only as an RC member.
  • Voting will occur in a weighted manner with 40% contributed by past winners of the award and 60% weight given by RC members. As such, the total weight of the past winners (40%) will be divided by the number of past winners who agree to participate in the voting, and the resulting percent will contribute the weight of each past winners vote. Similarly, the total weight of the RC members (60%) will be divided by the number of Committee members (7), and the resulting percent (approximately 8.57%) will contribute the weight of each Committee member to the voting. The sum of the vote percentages from past winners and Committee members will determine the award winner.
  • The chair of the Awards subcommittee will keep record of the entire voting process and will then forward the selected winners for each award to the BOD. If there is a tie, two names for the award will be forwarded to the BOD recommended for dual recipients.
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