Professional Development Groups

Grow as a professional and connect with peers by engaging in one or more NSCA Professional Development Groups. Discover resources, share your knowledge and get your questions answered. To join, please visit each group’s corresponding Facebook group and request to join. You may also update your preferences on your Account page.

College Coaches

Mission Statement: The mission of the College Coaches Professional Development Group is to effectively represent the needs and priorities of the college coaching profession in support of NSCA’s mission. This is accomplished through regular needs analysis efforts, collaborative work with NSCA committees and staff, and advocacy for the growth of the profession.

Contact the Chair: Mary Beth George, CSCS, RSCC*D

Contact the Staff Liaison: Eric McMahon

Members:

  • Scott Caulfield, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC,*D
  • Mary Beth George, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Marc Heinecke, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Carmen Pata, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

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High School Coaches

Mission Statement: The mission of the High School Coaches Professional Development Group is to effectively represent the needs and priorities of the high school coaching profession in support of NSCA’s mission. This is accomplished through regular needs analysis efforts, collaborative work with NSCA committees and staff, and advocacy for the growth of the profession.

Contact the Chair: Gary McChalicher, EdD, CSCS

Contact the Staff Liaison: Eric McMahon

Members:

  • Jim Davis, MEd, MA, RSCC*D
  • Justin Loudon, CSCS,*D, RSCC
  • Gary McChalicher, EdD, CSCS
  • Patrick Mediate, MEd, CSCS,*D
  • Sam Melendrez, CSCS, RSCC*D
  • Brandon Peifer, CSCS
  • Andrew Pichardo, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC

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Personal Trainers

Mission Statement: The mission of the Personal Trainers Professional Development Group is to effectively represent the needs and priorities of the personal training profession in support of NSCA’s mission. This is accomplished through regular needs analysis efforts, collaborative work with NSCA committees and staff, and advocacy for the growth of the profession.

Contact the Chair: Gini Grimsley, MS, CSCS 

Contact the Chair: Alexis Batrakoulis, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RCPT 

Contact the Staff Liaison: Blake Brightwell

Members:

  • Alexis Batrakoulis, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RCPT
  • Frank Cosenza, CSCS,*D
  • Gini Grimsley, MS, CSCS
  • Julia Martin, NSCA-CPT
  • AJ Mortara, EdD, CSCS
  • Susie Reiner, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Percy Reynolds, CSCS

Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Mission Statement: The mission of the Tactical Professional Development Group is to effectively represent the needs and priorities of the tactical strength and conditioning professions in support of NSCA’s mission. This is accomplished through regular needs analysis efforts, collaborative work with NSCA committees and staff, and advocacy for the growth of the profession.

Contact the Chair: Nathan Dicks, PhD, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F

Contact the Staff Liaison: Jason Soileau 

Members:

  • Nick Barringer, PhD, RD, CSCS,*D
  • Nathan Dicks, PhD, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  • Jeremy Howard, EdD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC
  • Joel Martin, PhD, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
  • Justin Merrigan, CSCS
  • Donna Wolf, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F

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