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The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. ERP recognitions are good for three years and schools are eligible for renewal following this three-year period.
The ERP consists of three separate recognitions:
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning.
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a Master’s degree related to strength and conditioning and/or sport performance. There are two related levels of recognition available – applied curriculum and research curriculum. Schools can apply for either level of recognition, or both.
This program recognizes colleges and universities that offer two and four-year educational programs in personal training.
The exceptional benefits that schools receive as ERP recognized schools include:
The NSCA now offers the opportunity for ERP schools to host an Exam Prep Symposium (EPS), which is designed to provide students a review course containing the most relevant CSCS and NSCA-CPT exam content. Not only does this provide students an added opportunity to prepare for the NSCA exams, but this also provides a revenue opportunity to the hosting the school. As an NSCA EPS Host School you will also receive:
The NSCA ERP Personal Training Program recognizes colleges and universities that offer two and four-year educational programs in personal training.
Follow links below to find out more information about each program.
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The NSCA ERP Strength and Conditioning Program recognizes colleges and universities for recognition of their undergraduate educational program in strength and conditioning.
Follow the links below to find out more information about each program.
The NSCA ERP Graduate Studies Program recognizes colleges and universities for recognition of their graduate program in strength and conditioning. There are two levels of recognition – applied curriculum and research curriculum. Schools can apply for either level of recognition, or both.
Download Personal Training Application Download Strength & Conditioning Application Download Graduate Studies Application
Print the document and return the hard copy with the original signature to the NSCA offices.
Your application must include:
Applicants will be notified of approval/non-approval by February 15 or July 15.
Postmark deadlines are January 1 and June 1.
Mail Applications to:
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Educational Recognition Program
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906