Accreditation Board of Directors Application

In July 2018, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced that by 2030 (target date) the eligibility for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) examination will require candidates to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in a strength and conditioning related field, from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved accrediting agency. The development of the NSCA approved accrediting agency is currently underway and is expected to be fully functional by 2021, with the first program targeted to be accredited in 2022.

The NSCA is moving forward with this this initiative and is formally requesting applications/nominations for the inaugural accreditation board. The intention is for this board to become an independent board in the future and to be responsible for all accreditation actions.

Inaugural Accreditation Board Expectations

The inaugural Accreditation Board of Directors will be comprised of volunteers who are critical to the success of the implementation accreditation agency and its processes. Initially, the members of the accreditation board will be appointed by the current NSCA Board of Directors. Board positions are very active with a considerable amount of work to be completed in the next several years. The expectations for the new accrediting board will include; the creation of bylaws, incorporating the length of each term and reappointment procedures for each position, policies and procedures for accreditation, articles of incorporation and approval of the final version of the Standards and Required Elements for Accreditation, following the public comment period and revisions by the Standards Committee.

Inaugural Accreditation Board of Directors Applications/Nominations 
will be accepted from Nov. 2, 2018 - Dec. 4, 2018.

 

Available Member Positions

*Note: Board positions listed below are intentionally “staggered” to allow for board continuity.

Educators in strength and conditioning related programs
2-year appointment (two positions available)
3-year appointment (one position available)
Minimum Requirements to be considered:

  1. Must hold an active NSCA CSCS certification
  2. Experience with higher education accreditation (programmatic or regional)

Preferred Requirements to be considered:

  1. Current member of the NSCA
  2. Service on an accreditation board of a profession other than the strength and conditioning profession
  3. Active involvement in programmatic accreditation in a profession other than the strength and conditioning profession

Strength and Conditioning Coaches (non-educator)
2-year appointment (1 position available)
1-year appointment (1 position available)
Minimum Requirements to be considered:

  1. Must hold an active NSCA CSCS certification

Preferred Requirements to be considered:

  1. Current member of the NSCA
  2. Employer of current NSCA CSCS credential holders
  3. Experience with accreditation, higher education or other

Public Member
2-year appointment (1 position available)
Minimum Requirements to be considered:

  1. Cannot hold a current an active NSCA credential
  2. This person is to represent the public, so he/she should not be formally associated with a particular strength and conditioning educational program.

Administrator
3-year appointment (1 position available)
Minimum Requirements to be considered:

  1. Dean or equivalent
  2. Experience with higher education accreditation (programmatic or regional)

Preferred Requirements to be considered:

  1. Dean of a college in which a strength and conditioning program is housed

NSCA Affiliate Representative
3-year appointment (1 position available)
Minimum Requirements to be considered:

  1. Must be a current member of the NSCA
  2. Must hold an active NSCA CSCS certification
  3. Must be a current International Affiliate Board Member or Executive

How to Submit an Application

To apply please submit a cover letter, which indicates your request to be considered or nomination for the inaugural accreditation board. Please indicate which position and appointment term for which you are applying. State specifically why you are interested in serving on this newly formed board. Include a current curriculum vita/resume that outlines your appropriate qualifications and experiences. . To nominate a qualified candidate, please email nominees name and contact information, along with your reasons for nomination. Please submit all required documents in one email to apps@nsca.com by close of business December 4, 2018Please feel free to also forward this announcement to anyone whom you feel might be interested in applying.

These are extremely important positions with a considerable amount of work to be completed in the next few years. If you are passionate about the future of the profession and have the time and ability to serve, we encourage you to apply.

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