NSCA's Midwest Region

NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Midwest Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Midwest Region can connect to other professionals in this area at local and regional events as well as on Facebook.

States in this Region: 


Upcoming Events

The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year

Learn More

Join the Conversation

The Midwest Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.

Follow the Facebook Page

Midwest Regional Leadership

Midwest Region

Regional Coordinator: Ryan Keller, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Contact: rkeller@rec.tamu.edu

Ryan Keller is the Strength and Conditioning Director for Recreational Sports at Texas A&M University. Keller oversees multiple strength and conditioning facilities on campus, along with a large personal and small-group training program. He teaches courses including advanced strength and conditioning, and exercise assessment and prescription. Keller works with a wide variety of athletes (including cheer and dance teams) and personal training clients.


State Director: Gina Kraft, PhD, CSCS 
Contact: gkraft@atu.edu

Gina Kraft is an Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education at Arkansas Tech University (ATU), and the Program Director for the Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning Studies at ATU. Her professional passion lies in teaching, especially nutrition and exercise physiology. Her research interests are varied but generally relate to endurance performance.


State Director: Gerald Larson, PhD, CSCS 
Contact: gerald.larson@avila.edu

Gerald Larson is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Kinesiology at Avila University in Kansas City, MO. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of exercise and stress physiology, biomechanics and motor control, measurement and evaluation, and evidence-based nutrition and recovery. A lifelong scholar-practitioner, his personal and professional interests are related to functional psychophysical training with an emphasis on tactical strength and conditioning.


State Director: Tim Kettenring, CSCS 
Contact: timkettenring@gmail.com

Bio to come soon!


State Director: Victor Kizer, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D
Contact: victorkizer@gmail.com

Victor Kizer is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director for the Exercise Science Department at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his Doctorate of Science in Health Sciences from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. He is also a Captain in the Army Reserve (careerist, 20 years in March 2020), previously serving as a Master Fitness Trainer Instructor at Fort Knox. Kizer previously co-owned a private training facility in St. Louis before moving full time into academia. 


State Director: Taylor Dinyer-McNeely, PhD, CSCS
Contact: taylor.dinyer@okstate.edu

Taylor Dinyer-McNeely is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation at Oklahoma State University. She teaches courses in the areas of sport and coaching sciences and strength and conditioning. Her research interests include the examination of fatigue thresholds and the underlying physiological responses as they apply to resistance exercise.


State Director: Vacant
Contact: spd@nsca.com to learn about becoming a State/Provincial Director.

#NSCAStrong #NSCAStrong

has been added to your shopping cart!

Continue Shopping Checkout Now