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, Conferences, Diversity 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
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Membership
  • Nomination (application period extended to January 5, 2021)
  • Research

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. 

 Special Interest Groups currently accepting applications:

  • Basketball
  • Exercise/Sport Psychology
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf 
  • High School Coaches
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Nutrition
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Trainers
  • Powerlifting
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Sport Science and Performance Technology
  • Strongman
  • Track and Field
  • Weightlifting

Volunteer Locally

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


  • Newfoundland Provincial Director

**Call for State/Provincial Directors 2021**

The NSCA is seeking volunteers to fulfill selected State and Provincial Director positions within the United States and Canada. Terms will begin April 15, 2021 and continue through April 14, 2024. Current NSCA members who are NSCA certified are eligible to submit an application.

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: Alberta, British Columbia

United States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (North), California (South), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana

TO APPLY:  Submit your resume/CV and NSCA Community Volunteer Application no later than February 15, 2021 to the NSCA's State and Provincial Program Coordinator at spd@nsca.com to become involved.  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.

Learn more.

Accreditation Volunteer Leadership Positions 

The development of the NSCA approved accrediting agency (soon to be formally incorporated as the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education [CASCE]) is currently underway and is expected to be fully functional by 2021, with the first program targeted to be accredited in 2022.

The NSCA Special Committee on Accreditation is moving forward with this this initiative and is formally requesting applications/nominations for two open Board positions.

The Special Committee on Accreditation is also excited to announce a call for positions on two of its standing Committees.

More Information

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. Learn more about the Foundation. The deadline to apply for each of these positions is December 15, 2020

Board of Directors
2 Vacant Positions for At-Large Member (3 year terms, 2021-2024)

Board of Director Position Description: At-Large Position Description (Member)

The NSCA Foundation is accepting applications for two At-Large member positions beginning July 2021.

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.

Grant Panel
2 Vacant Positions
• 2-year Term
• 3-year Term

The Grant Panel is responsible for reviewing final research grant applications.

Scholarship Committee
5 Vacant Positions

• 1 positions-1 year term (2021-2022)
• 2 positions-2 year term (2021-2023)
• 2 positions-3 year term (2021-2024)

Scholarship Committee Description: The NSCA Foundation is seeking 5 individuals to serve. Positions available are 1 (1-year term), 2 (2-year terms), and 2 (3-year terms). The Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing scholarship applications and reviewing/approving policies and procedures. All work is done virtually and no in-person meetings are required.

Scholarship Panel
3 Vacant Positions (3 year terms, 2021-2024)

Scholarship Panel Description: The NSCA Foundation is seeking 3 individuals to serve on the 2020 Scholarship Panel. The Scholarship Panel is responsible for assisting review applications. All work is done virtually and no in-person meetings are required.

Investment Committee
2 Vacant Positions (3 year terms)

Investment Committee Description: The NSCA Foundation is seeking 2 individuals to serve on the Investment Committee for 3-year terms (2021-2024). The Investment Committee assists review the NSCA Foundation investments and work with the Board of Directors and Investment Manager to ensure appropriate stewardship of all funds. All work is done virtually and no in-person meetings are required.

NSCA volunteer leadership opportunities are open to NSCA members.

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