Leadership

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is governed by a Board of Directors and is comprised of eight members of the NSCA and one elected public member.

Board of Directors

President, Steve Fleck, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA, FACSM

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Steven J. Fleck, PhD is an Associate Professor and Chair, Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. Fleck's research interests include physiological adaptations to resistance training and the application of research findings to optimize resistance training program design. His research interests are not limited to physiological adaptations and the training of athletes, but also include training of the general population from youth to seniors and individuals with various diseases, such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. During his career, Dr. Fleck has designed programs for celebrities interested in general health and fitness, as well as Olympic athletes in a wide variety of sports. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles as well as numerous lay articles in the area of resistance training. Dr. Fleck has also authored several books concerning resistance training including: Designing Resistance Training Programs, Strength Training for Young Athletes, and Optimizing Strength Training: Designing Nonlinear Periodization Workouts. All of these books have been translated into several languages. His most recent book is an undergraduate text, Exercise Physiology Integrating Theory and Application. He is a Fellow of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. For his work, he has been honored by receiving both the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Sports Scientist of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vice-President, Brent Alvar, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Alvar holds the rank of full professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) in Provo, Utah. Dr. Alvar is also the Director of Research overseeing all areas related to the scholarship of discovery at RMU. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His research focus is in the area of physical activity related to human performance, occupational preparedness (sports, firefighting and military) and health-related benefits from resistance training.

Secretary-Treasurer, Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

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Brad Schoenfeld is widely regarded as one of America’s leading fitness authorities. He has been published or appeared internationally in over 1000 magazine and newspaper articles and has been featured on hundreds of television shows and radio programs across the United States. He is a bestselling fitness author with 8 published books that total more than 400,000 copies in print. Brad is a lecturer in the exercise science department at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, NY and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications to his credit. As a trainer, he has worked with numerous high level athletes and physique competitors, including many top pros. He earned his master's degree in exercise science from the University of Texas, and is currently pursuing his PhD in health science at Rocky Mountain University where his research focuses on elucidating optimal resistance training regimens to maximize muscle growth. In 2011, he was named the NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year.

Board Member, Bill Holcomb, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Bill Holcomb is a certified and licensed athletic trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, as well as a Fellow in the NSCA. He has served as a professor of sports medicine and athletic training for the last 20 years. Dr. Holcomb is an active member of the NATA and served as the liaison between the NSCA and NATA from 1997-2006. His primary teaching and research emphasis is rehabilitation and reconditioning following athletic injuries.

Board Member, Jon Jost, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*E

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Jon Jost, in his 10th year at Florida State University, serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Athletic Department. In addition to his responsibilities within the FSU athletic department, Jost also teaches two classes in the Sports Sciences Masters program and serves on the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board. He has been an NSCA member and CSCS-certified since 1991. His NSCA volunteer service includes: the Scholarship Committee, Chairman of the College Strength Coaches SIG, and the Coaches Committee. During his career, Jost has had the privilege to train more than 40 NFL draft picks, 10 Olympians, appeared in 11 bowl games, and has been a member of 10 conference Championship Teams. Jost earned a Master’s degree in Education Administration with an emphasis in Athletic Administration from Nebraska in 1994 and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning from Nebraska in 1990.

Board Member, Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

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Dr. Todd Miller is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the development and oversight of the Master's degree concentration in strength and conditioning. He has degrees in Exercise Physiology from Penn State and Texas A&M, and currently studies the role of interactive video gaming as a means of increasing physical activity in children.

Board Member, David Szymanski, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA

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Dr. David Szymanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory, and the Head Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana Tech University. He formerly was the Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance-Tulsa. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was the Exercise Physiologist for the Auburn University Baseball team for five years and the Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach for two years. Before attending Auburn University, where he earned a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Szymanski was the Assistant Baseball Coach and Weight Room Director at Texas Lutheran University for five years. His primary research has focused on ways to improve baseball and softball performance.

Board Member, Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

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Colin Wilborn is currently an Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Dean of the Graduate School, & Director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a MSEd and PhD in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Baylor University. Colin has published numerous peer reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters on the effects of sport supplements and exercise on body composition, metabolism, and performance. Colin’s professional and personal interests are the effects resistance training and sport nutrition on health, body composition, and performance. Colin is a Fellow and Vice President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and currently serves as the Sports Supplementation and Drugs Section Editor for the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine. 

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