Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

We are grateful for the hundreds of NSCA volunteers who sacrifice their time and energy to advance the strength and conditioning profession.  Earn continuing education as a volunteer with the NSCA while expanding your professional experience.  For volunteer guidelines, including information on requirements and term limits, refer to 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.  

Current Committee Openings:

  • Awards and Honors Committee
  • Conference Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Women's Committee

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. 

Current Special Interest Groups include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition
  • College Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Exercise/Sport Psychology 
  • Figure Skating
  • High School Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Long-Term Athletic Development 
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Trainers
  • Powerlifting
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning
  • Track and Field
  • Weightlifting

To learn more or to join an SIG's Facebook Group, click on the link below. 

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. 


  • Alaska State Director
  • New Brunswick Provincial Director
  • Newfoundland Provincial Director

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

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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. 

Current Board Openings:

  • Member
  • Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Member
  • Sports Medicine Professional Member
  • President-Elect

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

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Board Members
    • Practitioner
    • At Large 
  • Grant Committee 
  • Grant Panel Member

Practitioner Position

Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Position Description

This position may be filled by a qualifying 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.  Desired candidates for this position should hold the CSCS credential.

At-Large Position

At-Large Position Description (Member)

This position may be filled by any member of the NSCA who meet 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.

Grant Panel Member

The NSCA Foundation is seeking 1 individual to serve on the 2020 Grant Panel. The Grant Panel is responsible for reviewing final applications

NSCA volunteer leadership opportunities are open to NSCA members.

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