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NSCA Employment

The NSCA is supported by a staff of 45+ employees. We serve 60,000+ members and certified professionals around the globe with education, certification, products and services to help elevate strength and conditioning both as a practice and a profession. Come join our team!

How Social Media Affects the Legal Rights of Employees

June 4, 2016


While social media can serve as an efficient business tool, it can also complicate the legal rights of the entrepreneurs who use them. This article focuses on three specific—and perhaps surprising—ways in which social media can alter the employment rights of fitness professionals and the gyms they work for.

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Physical Abilities Testing Validation for Public Safety

April 1, 2014

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Those who are in key decision-making positions should understand the importance of proper research, validation, and implementation procedures when developing physical fitness standards.

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Physical Employment Standards—Is “Legally Defensible” the Same as “Morally Defensible?”

April 1, 2015

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While no recruitment process will ever be perfect, it is time to address the “legal defensibility” of physical employment standards as the primary consideration in developing recruitment guidelines that are concurrently designed to increase workplace diversity.

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Guidelines for Classifying Workers

November 27, 2020

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Some positions within the fitness industry can be tricky to classify. This article helps businesses decipher the difference between a hired employee and an independent contracted position.

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NSCA Foundation Relief Grant


The “NSCA Foundation Relief Grant” will provide a one-time grant of $2,000 to members of the NSCA who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that result in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses (defined below).

The Promises and Perils of Academic Life

May 1, 2015

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The Promises and Perils of Academic Life: Perspectives of Women in Science

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CREP Recognizes NSCA’s TSAC-F Credential


OVERLAND PARK, KS – The Coalition for the Registry of Exercise Professionals (CREP) is pleased to announce the addition of the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) credential to its national registry for exercise professionals.

Before You Jump—Considerations Prior to Opening Your Own Facility

June 1, 2017

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Before taking any steps toward opening a facility, the personal trainer should review the following considerations to ensure they are making the right decision.

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TSAC Report 40 Research Review

September 1, 2016

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This article is part of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

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