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Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Build your professional opportunities and invest in the future growth of the NSCA through volunteer leadership positions. Whether it's serving at the local level, growing NSCA's special interest groups, representing members on NSCA's committees or Board of Directors, there are many ways to grow your professional network and gain experience. Guidelines and requirements are found in NSCA's Volunteer Handbook.

Volunteer for an NSCA Committee

The NSCA has eleven committees, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the NSCA. Click below to learn more about one of these committees: Awards and Honors, Certification, Conference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Education, Finance, Membership, Nomination, Research, State/Provincial Directors, and Women's. Applications are accepted from October 1 to December or January 15 annually, depending on the committee.  

NSCA Committees currently accepting applications:

  • Awards and Honors
  • Certification (1 NSCA-CPT Member; 1 TSAC-F Member)
  • Conference (1 Nutrition Expert Member; 1 High School Coach Member)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Nomination
  • Research
Members of the Nomination Committee are elected by the membership of the Association. The Nomination Committee is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates to run for NSCA President, Board of Directors (BOD), and Nomination Committee positions.

Open Positions: one (1) position availableTerm: July 14, 2023 - July 10, 2026

Application Deadline: December 1, 2022
The Mission of the Research Committee is to promote and disseminate research within the NSCA and to enhance the awareness of its members to the importance of investigating and learning the physical, behavioral, cellular, and metabolic adaptations induced by exercise training and conditioning so that they may bridge the gap between science and application.

Open Positions: four (4) positions available
Term: July 12, 2023 - July 10, 2026
Application Deadline: December 15, 2022
Be a leader! Submit your letter of intent and CV/resume to serve on one of these committees:
• Awards and Honors (1 position)
• Certification (1 NSCA-CPT Member; 1 TSAC-F Member)
• Conference (1 Nutrition Expert; 1 High School Coach member)
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1 position)
• Education (2 positions)
• Membership (1 position)

Term: July 12, 2023 - July 10, 2026
Application Deadline: December 15, 2022

Volunteer for a Professional Development Group 

The NSCA currently has four professional development groups, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to support key career paths of NSCA members.  Click below to learn more about each of these groups.  Applications are accepted from October 1 to December 15 annually. 

NSCA Professional Development Groups currently accepting applications:

  • College Strength and Conditioning Coaches (2 Voting Members; 1 Non-voting Student Member)
  • High School Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Personal Trainers
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Volunteer for a Special Interest Group (SIG)

Each NSCA SIG has an executive council composed of a chair and at least two members. Applications are accepted from October 1 to December 15 annually. 

NSCA Special Interest Groups currently accepting applications:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition
  • Combat Sports
  • Exercise/Sport Psychology
  • Figure Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Long-Term Athletic Development
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Sport Science and Performance Technology 
  • Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Strongman
  • Track and Field Coaches
  • Weightlifting

Volunteer Locally

NSCA’s State and Provincial Director (SPD) program is a network of volunteer leaders who facilitate NSCA’s U.S. and Canadian efforts at a local level. Regional Coordinators provide oversight and training across nine regions. Applications are received throughout the year for open positions. 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Alaska

New Brunswick

CALL FOR STATE/PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS 2023

The NSCA is seeking volunteers to fulfill select State and Provincial Director positions within the United States and Canada. Terms will begin April 15, 2023 and continue through April 14, 2026. Current NSCA members who are NSCA certified are eligible to apply.

Please consider the following responsibilities for a State/Provincial Director as you make your decision to become a State/Provincial Director volunteer:

• Promote the mission of the NSCA
• Increase public awareness of the NSCA
• Increase NSCA membership and certification awareness
• Serve as a liaison between NSCA Headquarters and NSCA members
• Host an annual NSCA clinic within the state/province
• Attend the National Conference and participate in the State/Provincial Directors meeting
• File an annual report with NSCA Headquarters
• Set up a State/Provincial Advisory Board

States/Provinces up for Election:
Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan

United States: Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia (District of Columbia), Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

TO APPLY:  Submit your resume/CV and NSCA Community Volunteer Application to the NSCA's State and Provincial Program Coordinator at spd@nsca.com to become involved.  

Apply by February 15, 2023 for April 15, 2023 positions. Current directors, if eligible, may run for a second term by resubmitting the required documents.

Volunteer for the Board of Directors

The NSCA Board is the governing body that guides the NSCA. It is comprised of a President, Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Member, Personal Trainer Member, Academician/Researcher Member, Sports Medicine Professional Member, three Board Members and a Public Member.

Are you interested in helping shape the future of the NSCA? Submit a CV/Resume and letter of intent (750 words or less) indicating NSCA involvement, how you will promote and advocate for diversity, and why you want to serve on the Board of Directors.

Open Positions: Closed for the 2023 election, will reopen again September 2023

Accreditation Volunteer Leadership Positions 

Volunteer with CASCE to make a difference in strength and conditioning education.

In July 2018, the NSCA announced an upcoming change to the eligibility rules for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam. Beginning in 2030 (target date), candidates will be required to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in a strength and conditioning related field, from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved accrediting agency.

In line with this initiative, the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE, pronounced kass-key) was formed to serve the need for programmatic accreditation specifically for strength and conditioning. CASCE has since begun accepting applications from institutions seeking programmatic accreditation.

NSCA Foundation Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Founded in 2007, the NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors. A major goal of the Foundation is to maximize assets to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members. Donations come from contributors and selected sponsors who are also dedicated to science and research. With the growth of the Foundation, the NSCA has the ability to give back to its membership, affirming its mission of being the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

2 Vacant Positions
• 1 At Large Board Member position, 3-year Term (2023-2026)
• 1 Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional position, 3-year Term (2023-2026)

Description: At-Large Position: Any member of the NSCA who meets the minimum qualifications. If the member is retired, then they should be within five years of retirement and continue to maintain an active role in the field of strength and conditioning and fitness.

Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Position: A member of the NSCA working at a high school, college, university, or institution for higher learning, tactical or military organization, or organized National or professional team with at least 50% of their job responsibility as a strength and conditioning coach. Should hold the CSCS credential.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022
2 Vacant Positions
• 2 positions, 3-year Term (2023-2026)

Description: The NSCA Foundation Grant Committee works in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation to establish policies, procedures and review applications for Research Grants.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022
2 Vacant Positions
• 2 positions, 3-year Term (2023-2026)

Description: The NSCA Foundation Grant Panel works in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation Grant Committee to review applications for Grants and make recommendations for Research Grants.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022
3 Vacant Positions
• 3 positions-3-year term (2023-2026)

Description: Work in conjunction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation to review applications for scholarships supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation and make recommendations for funding, policies and procedures.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022
3 Vacant Positions
• 3 positions-3-year term (2023-2026)

Description: The Panel works in conjunction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Scholarship Committee to review applications for scholarships supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation and make recommendations for funding.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022
1 Vacant Position
• 1 position, 3-year term (2023-2026)

Description: The NSCA Foundation Investment Committee is responsible for monitoring and communicating the Foundation's overall financial health (portfolio/investments) to the Board of Directors. The Investment Committee is a standing Committee of the NSCA Foundation.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2022

NSCA volunteer leadership opportunities are open to NSCA members.

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