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Application - Fellowship (FNSCA)

Fellowship Requirements

Applicants to the NSCA Fellowship program must fulfill certain absolute requirements, listed below.

1. Shall have earned a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in kinesiology, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, physical education, or a health-related field.

2. Shall have been a NSCA professional member for a total of at least 10 years, including the last five years immediately prior to applying for Fellowship.

3. Shall have attended at least seven NSCA Annual Conferences in the past 10 years. At least five of these conferences must be the NSCA National Conference & Exhibition. Other annual conferences include the NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, NSCA Coaches Conference, NSCA TSAC Annual Training, International Conference, and NSCA Performance Clinics.

4. Shall have received a letter of recommendation from two NSCA Fellows.

5. Shall have submitted a fellowship application that consists of “Absolute Requirements” as well as accrue at least 125 points from the “Professional Contribution Categories”listed under the “Application” tab on the NSCA Fellowship Requirements webpage.

6. Shall have paid a $100 one-time lifetime application fee.

The Fellow deadline for review is March 1.

Please e-mail your completed application to nominations@nsca.com. You may mail your $100.00 check (made payable to NSCA, referencing Fellowship Application) to 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or you may call 719-632-6722 ext. 174 to pay via your credit card.

Professional Contributions

In addition to the aforementioned “Absolute Requirements”, candidates shall have demonstrated an exemplary record in the four “Professional Contribution Categories” listed below.

This requirement must be met by combining points from all of the following four categories to total at least 125 points. The application must also meet the minimum number of points in the first three categories in order to be considered. 
Professional Contribution Categories Maximum Points
1. NSCA Publications and Review 50 points
2. NSCA Professional Presentations 50 points
3. NSCA Professional Service, Certifications, and Distinctions 50 points
4. Subjective Contributions to the NSCA 25 points

Questions?

Please direct all questions to: nominations@nsca.com or call 1-855-303-3891.

Important: Before you start to fill out the application, please make sure that you have all the correct, final information available. As this web page does not allow you to save the application once it is filled out, you will be unable to go back and retrieve or edit information once you close the window containing the application. You must print out the application before you close the window or you will lose the information you have entered.


FNSCA APPLICATION

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NSCA Publications and Review

(Minimum of 20 and maximum of 50 points from this category, with at least two as first author). 

Please list the following:

Authored or co-authored JSCR (or JASSR) article
(3 points/article)
 
Authored or co-authored SCJ (or SC, NSCAJ) featured article
(3 points/article)
 
Authored or co-authored SCJ (or SC) column(s)
(1 point/article)
 
Authored or co-authored NSCA's Performance Training Journal article
(2 points/article)
 
Authored or co-authored NSCA position statements
(4 points/paper)
 
Authored or co-authored chapter(s) in an NSCA book
(3 points/chapter)
 
Served as Editor-in-Chief, JSCR or SCJ
(6 points/year)
 
Served as Editor-in-Chief, NSCA Coach, PTQ, or TSAC Report
(4 points/year)
 
Served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief, JSCR or SCJ
(4 points/year)
 
Served as Associate Editor-in-Chief, JSCR or SCJ
(4 points/year)
 
Served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief, NSCA Coach, PTQ, or TSAC Report
(4 points/year)
 
Served as Senior Associate Editor
(4 points/year)
 
Served as Associate Editor, JSCR or SCJ
(1 point/3 articles)
 
Review Panel for NSCA Coach, PTQ, or TSAC Report
(1 point/3 articles)
 
Reviewed manuscripts for JSCR or SCJ
(1 point/3 manuscripts)
 
Abstract reviewer or judge for NSCA National Conference & Exhibition
(1 point/year)
 
Authored or co-authored NSCA 'Hot Topics'
(1 point/article)
 
Authored or co-authored NSCA Coach article
(2 points/article)
 
Authored or co-authored PTQ article
(2 points/article)
 
Authored or co-authored TSAC Report article
(2 points/article)
 

NSCA Professional Presentations

(Minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 points from this category, with at least two as first author).

Please list the following:

Featured presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition
(2 points/presentation)
 
Abstract presentation(s) (presenter or co-author of an oral or poster) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition
(1 point/presentation)
 
From the Field presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA National Conference & Exhibition
(1 point/presentation)
 
Presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA Coaches Conference
(2 points/presentation)
 
Presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA Foreign Conference
(2 points/presentation)
 
Presentation(s) (presenter of co-presenter) at NSCA Personal Trainers Conference
(2 points/presentation)
 
Presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA State or Regional Conference
(1 point/presentation)
 
Presentation (presenter or co-presenter) at NSCA-CSCS or NSCA-CPT Symposium
(1 point/presentation)
 
List presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at the NSCA Performance Symposium
(1 point/presentation)
 
List presentation(s) (presenter or co-presenter) at the NSCA TSAC Annual Training
(2 points/presentation)
 

NSCA Professional Service, Certifications, and Distinctions

(Minimum of 30 and maximum of 50 points from this category). 

Please list the following:

Completed a full year of service as NSCA President – List year(s) of service
(6 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as NSCA Vice President – List year(s) of service
(5 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as NSCA Secretary-Treasurer – List year(s) of service
(5 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service on the NSCA Board of Directors – List year(s) of service
(4 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as NSCAF President – List year(s) of service
(3 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service on the NSCAF Board of Directors – List year(s) of service
(3 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as Chair of an NSCA National Committee – List year(s) of service
(3 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as a member of an NSCA National Committee – List year(s) of service
(2 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as Chair of an NSCA Special Interest Group- List year(s) of service
(2 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as a member of an NSCA Special Interest Group Executive Council – List year(s) of service
(1 point/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as NSCA state/provincial director – List year(s) of service
(3 points/year)
 
Completed a full year of service as NSCA regional director – List year(s) of service
(3 points/year)
 
Completed a full term of service on a NSCA standing, ad hoc, or sub-committee – List year(s) of service
(1 point/committee)
 
Served as NSCA Educational Recognition Program (ERP) Site Coordinator or Sponsor – List year(s) of service
(1 point/3-year recognition period)
 
Currently NSCA-CSCS certified
(6 points)
 
                                          
Currently NSCA-CSCS certified with *D
(7 points)
 
                                          
Currently NSCA-CPT certified
(4 points)
                                          

Currently NSCA-CSPS certified
(4 points)
 
                                          
Currently NSCA TSAC-F certified
(4 points)
 
                                          
Currently recognized as an NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
(6 points)
                                          

Hosting an NSCA Exam Prep Live Clinic
(2 points/exam hosted)
 
Hosting Foreign NSCA CSCS and/or a NSCA-CPT certification exam
(2 points/exam hosted)
 

Subjective Contributions to the NSCA

(Maximum 25 points from this category)

Discuss your personal history of service and positive contributions to the NSCA over the past 10 years. Be sure to include accounts that reflect on your character, dedication, and respect for the NSCA. Discuss how you will continue your commitment to the NSCA if advanced to Fellow status. Be sure to include any information regarding your commitment to the mission of the NSCA that was not adequately covered in this application. Limit your answer to 600 words.  

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