Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the NSCA! We are a member-led organization first, from grassroots efforts like the State and Provincial Director Program to our NSCA Board of Directors. It’s thanks to hundreds of volunteers from across the globe who lend their passion, leadership, and expertise that the NSCA remains the leading authority on strength and conditioning worldwide.
With so many ways to serve, where will the NSCA take you?
Volunteering can give you more than warm fuzzy feelings—it often opens the door to invaluable connections and experiences that can elevate your career. Take the advice of these members who share how volunteering with the NSCA benefits you personally and professionally:
"Don't be afraid to engage. My professional network broadened significantly, from local to national to international." - Randy Miller, Professor
"Volunteering will absolutely help you move forward professionally, so do it for your own growth."
- Pablo Costa, Associate Professor
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:
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:
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:
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.
CALL FOR STATE/PROVINCIAL DIRECTORS 2024
The NSCA is seeking volunteers to fulfill select State and Provincial Director positions within the United States and Canada. Terms will begin April 15, 2024 and continue through April 14, 2027. Current NSCA members who hold an NSCA certification are eligible to submit an application.
Please consider the following responsibilities for a State/Provincial Director as you make your decision to become a volunteer for this position:
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 to the NSCA's State and Provincial Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved.
Apply by February 15, 2024 for April 15, 2024 positions. Current directors, if eligible, may run for a second term by resubmitting the required documents.
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.
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.
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.