Volunteer With the NSCA

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the NSCA! We are a member-led organization first, from grassroots efforts like the State and Provincial Director Program to our NSCA Board of Directors. It’s thanks to hundreds of volunteers from across the globe who lend their passion, leadership, and expertise that the NSCA remains the leading authority on strength and conditioning worldwide.

With so many ways to serve, where will the NSCA take you?

Why Volunteer? What Members Have to Say:

Volunteering can give you more than warm fuzzy feelings—it often opens the door to invaluable connections and experiences that can elevate your career. Take the advice of these members who share how volunteering with the NSCA benefits you personally and professionally:

"Don't be afraid to engage. My professional network broadened significantly, from local to national to international."  - Randy Miller, Professor

"Volunteering will absolutely help you move forward professionally, so do it for your own growth."
- Pablo Costa, Associate Professor

 

I've learned I can impact the organization's future direction. Take that first step and fill out an application. Whether it's working at the local level, volunteering with a special interest group, or serving on a committee — go where your passion leads.
— Renée Hoppe, Educator

Not Sure Where to Start?

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View our Intro to Volunteering Guide to see all the ways you can serve by leading, speaking, and writing—from first-year member to legacy-leaver.

Or, take a look through the volunteer handbook to get an indepth understanding of volunteering guidelines and requirements.

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Volunteer for an NSCA Committee

The NSCA has eleven committees, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to meet the needs of the NSCA. Click below to learn more about one of these committees: Awards and Honors, Certification, Conference, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Education, Finance, Membership, Nomination, Research, State/Provincial Directors, and Women's. Applications are accepted from October 1 to December or January 15 annually, depending on the committee.  

Volunteer for a Professional Development Group 

The NSCA currently has four professional development groups, each of which was established by the Board of Directors to support key career paths of NSCA members.  Click below to learn more about each of these groups.  Applications are accepted from October 1 to December 15 annually. 

 

Volunteer for a Special Interest Group (SIG)

Each NSCA SIG has an executive council composed of a chair and at least two members. Applications are accepted from October 1 to December 15 annually. 

 

Volunteer Locally

NSCA’s State and Provincial Director (SPD) program is a network of volunteer leaders who facilitate NSCA’s U.S. and Canadian efforts at a local level. Regional Coordinators provide oversight and training across nine regions. Applications are received throughout the year for open positions. 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Arkansas

California (North)

Idaho

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

TO APPLY:  Submit your resume/CV and NSCA Community Volunteer Application to the NSCA's State and Provincial Program Coordinator at spd@nsca.com to become involved.  

Volunteer for the Board of Directors

The NSCA Board is the governing body that guides the NSCA. It is comprised of a President, Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Member, Personal Trainer Member, Academician/Researcher Member, Sports Medicine Professional Member, three Board Members and a Public Member.

Are you interested in helping shape the future of the NSCA? Submit a CV/Resume and letter of intent (750 words or less) indicating NSCA involvement, how you will promote and advocate for diversity, and why you want to serve on the Board of Directors. • Applications have closed for the 2024 election and will reopen September 2024 for the 2025 election.

Accreditation Volunteer Leadership Positions 

Volunteer with CASCE to make a difference in strength and conditioning education.

In July 2018, the NSCA announced an upcoming change to the eligibility rules for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam. Beginning in 2030 (target date), candidates will be required to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in a strength and conditioning related field, from a program accredited by an NSCA-approved accrediting agency.

In line with this initiative, the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE, pronounced kass-key) was formed to serve the need for programmatic accreditation specifically for strength and conditioning. CASCE has since begun accepting applications from institutions seeking programmatic accreditation.

NSCA Foundation Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Founded in 2007, the NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors. A major goal of the Foundation is to maximize assets to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members. Donations come from contributors and selected sponsors who are also dedicated to science and research. With the growth of the Foundation, the NSCA has the ability to give back to its membership, affirming its mission of being the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

3-year Term (July 15, 2024-July 14, 2027) • Description: The NSCA Foundation Grant Committee works in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation to establish policies, procedures and review applications for Research Grants. • Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024
3-year Term (July 15, 2024-July 14, 2027) • Description: The NSCA Foundation Grant Panel works in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation Grant Committee to review applications for Grants and make recommendations for Research Grants. • Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024

STUDENT MEMBER POSITION

1 vacant position • 1-year Term (July 15 - July 14) • This position offers students an opportunity to gain valuable insights into scholarship administration, and committee operations while contributing their unique perspectives to enhance the committee's initiatives. • Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024

NSCA volunteer leadership opportunities are open to NSCA members.

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