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National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Supports the New Institute of Medicine Report on Physical Education

The NSCA supports efforts that lead to a more active lifestyle and lifelong health.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that recommends a “whole-of-school” approach to addressing the need for increased physical activity among our nation’s schoolchildren. In addition, the report reinforces the importance of schools in their role as a venue for driving physical activity opportunities. “As we reach out to thousands of youth through our members and certified professionals, we desire to find practical opportunities to support the physical activity and development of our nation’s young people,” states Dr. Steve Fleck, NSCA Board President. To find out more about this report, click here.


About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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