Eligible students (high school, undergraduate, graduate) must be enrolled full time and in good standing at their institutions at the time of membership application. Student members provide self-verification of eligibility during the Student Membership process.
Transcripts are not required for Student Membership, although they are a requirement for some certification exams.
See FAQs below for additional Student Membership information.
Contact NSCA with any Student Membership question not covered in the FAQs:
NSCA Members are eligible for scholarships up to $2,000 each year. Go to nsca.com/foundation for more information.
Full-time attendance is determined by your school, typically 9 or more credit hours for undergraduate students and 6 or more credit hours for graduate students.
No need to submit anything. If you meet eligibility requirements, check the box during the Student Membership registration and you're all set.
Students are given discounts on membership and conferences. In order to justify giving students these discounts, the NSCA has developed a policy regarding who qualifies and how they must prove their student status.
As long as you are a full-time student at the time you join or renew your membership, you will continue as a student member for that membership term.
If you are in your last term (semester or quarter) and are meeting all requirements for graduation, less than full-time status is acceptable.
Yes, while you are a full-time student, you need to verify your eligibility each year when you process the Student Membership.
The Student Membership is intended for current full-time students. However, if your school is currently on an extended break and you have evidence that you will be full time soon, you can process the Student Membership now. If you are not a full-time student when you renew your membership next year, select the Professional Membership option at that time.