Awarded annually, Special Recognition Awards honor excellence in service to the NSCA, its journals, or in specific areas connected to strength and conditioning. These awards are not voted on by members or by the Board of Directors. Instead, they are determined by application or nomination by a specific party.
Presented by the "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research" Editor-in-Chief, this award recognizes the service of editorial members on the JSCR Board.
Presented by the "Strength and Conditioning Journal" Editor-in-Chief, this award recognizes the service of editorial members on the SCJ Board.
Recognizing outstanding research efforts by students, the Student Research Awards include five annual awards for poster and podium presentations at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.
Selected by the NSCA President, to honor an individual's contributions to the field of strength and conditioning and to the NSCA.
This award is given as needed to the outgoing president in recognition of their service to the association.
This award is given to board members who are leaving office in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the NSCA.
This award is given to the state/provincial director who accumulated the most points during the year from April 1 to March 31.
This special award program recognizes collegiate and high school athletes whose athletic accomplishments reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning.
The NSCA's recognition award for high school strength and conditioning programs that have demonstrated a dedication to student-athlete safety through excellence in their school's athletic supervision, education, programming, and facilities.
Special Recognition Awards each have their own selection criteria and recipients are chosen based on factors unique to each award. The awards committee is not involved in the selection of special recognition awards, nor is there a nomination process. The awards are conferred during the NSCA National Conference in July.