NSCA’s North Central Region

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

States/Provinces in this Region: 

Iowa Nebraska South Dakota
Minnesota North Dakota Manitoba

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

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

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

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North Central Regional Leadership

North Central Region

Regional Coordinator: Jed Smith, MA, CSCS,*D, USATF-1 
Contact: jed.smith@uni.edu

Jed Smith is the Director of Strength and Conditioning and an Exercise Science Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) where he has been a coach and instructor since 2005. Smith oversees 18 NCAA Division 1 sport teams, as well as the staff that trains them. Prior to joining the staff at UNI, Smith was a strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Vikings (National Football League team), Minnesota Wild (National Hockey League team), and Minnesota Thunder (United Soccer League team).


State Director: Ryan Martin, CSCS 

Bio coming soon!


State Director: Chris Rousemiller, MA, CSCS 

Bio coming soon!


State Director: Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D 

Andrew Shim is the Program Director of the Kinesiology & Exercise Science Program at the College of Saint Mary/Omaha, NE. His research involves stability and prioprioception in all age groups and functional abilities. 

North Dakota

State Director: Chris Rivinius, PT, CSCS, TSAC-F
Contact: chrisr_2011@hotmail.com

Chris Rivinius is the manager of Sanford POWER in Bismarck, ND which is an athlete development training center integrated with a team of sports medicine professionals. He is also an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, the University of Mary, for the exercise science department. Rivinius is passionate about athletic development and in his spare time enjoys training, reading, and spending time outdoors doing just about anything including hunting, camping, and watersports.

South Dakota

State Director: Clete McLeod, MS, CSCS

Bio coming soon!  


Provincial Director: Dan Ogborn, PhD, CSCS 

Bio coming soon! 

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