These awards are not voted on by the professional membership or the Board of Directors. They are determined by application or nomination by a specific party.
The Strength of America Award recognizes high schools that represent the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs. High schools who earn this award have demonstrated excellence in their school’s athletic supervision, education, program, and facilities.
This award is given to the editorial members on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Board in recognition of their service to the association. This award is presented by the JSCR Editor-in-Chief.
This award is given to the members of the Strength and Conditioning Journal editorial board in recognition of their service to the review and editorial process of the SCJ. The award is presented by the SCJ Editor-in-Chief.
This award is given as needed to the outgoing president in recognition of his or her service to the association.
This award is given to an individual in recognition of contributions to the field of strength and conditioning and to the NSCA. Recipient is selected by the NSCA President.
This award is given to board members as they leave office in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the NSCA.
This award is given to state/provincial directors who have accumulated the most points during the year from April 1 to March 31, using the Evaluation Criteria format. The Membership Department calculates the points and selects the award winner.
The NSCA recognizes outstanding research efforts by students through the NSCA Student Research Awards. Five awards are given each year, two for the outstanding podium abstract presentation awarded to one Doctoral student and one Master’s student and three awards for the poster presentations given to one Doctoral student, one Master’s student and one Undergraduate student at the NSCA National Conference. The judging criteria is overseen by the Research Committee and is based on the introduction, design, scientific impact and overall knowledge and professionalism of the presenter.