Association Involvement

The NSCA offers career enhancement opportunities through association involvement.

Ways to Get Involved 

  • Special Interest Groups 
  • Speaker Resource Network 
  • Conferences 
  • Host a Certification Exam 
  • Committees 
  • Board of Directors  

Special Interest Groups 

A Special Interest Group (SIG) provides members who share a common interest the opportunity to network, share ideas, and address issues relating to their area of expertise and/or interest. SIGs Executive Council members host annual meetings and provide area of interest discussions through online forums and enewsletters. All NSCA members are eligible to join one or more SIGs. Executive Council members are voted in at annual meetings by SIG members. Update your profile to join an SIG and join in on a forum disscusion. 

Speaker Resource Network 

In an effort to supply experienced, qualified experts in strength and conditioning, we have created the NSCA Speaker Resource Network. The network is a listing of NSCA Members who are willing to participate as public speakers in their specified area(s) of expertise during various events such as high school conferences, corporate fitness seminars, coaching clinics, sports camps, etc.  View now. 


The NSCA Conference Committee invites members to submit presentation proposals for conferences.  Submit your proposal.   

Host a Certification Exam 

Individuals wishing to have the CSCS® or NSCA-CPT® examination administered at a location close to them can apply to host an Exam on Request. NSCA Certification and its examination service will make specific site arrangements and conduct the exam, and will also assist in promoting your exam. Exam hosts who are currently certified can earn CEUs from their work as Exam on Request hosts.  Download Application. 


Committee Function 
Certification Committee Mission Statement: The Certification Committee is organized and given authority to support and give assistance to the Certification Department. Some of the possible tasks may be but are not limited to:
  • Growth Strategies
  • Project Development
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Assisting in meeting ICE/NCCA guidelines for accreditation
    • Uphold standards for competent practices
    • Ensure autonomy in decision making over essential certification activities
  • Input on exam preparation materials and services
  • Assist in establishing policies and procedures with certification program standards and recertification standards
Chair: John Graham -  
Coaching Performance Committee Mission Statement: Provide recommendations, as needed, to the NSCA Board of Directors and the NSCA Coaching Performance Department.
Chair: To be announced
Conference Committee Mission Statement: The Conference Committee will focus their efforts on content and presenters for the National Conference and Personal Trainers Conference
Chair: Travis Triplett -
Diversity Committee Mission Statement:It is the mission of the NSCA Diversity Committee to cultivate a collegial environment in all facets of the NSCA by increasing and retaining the membership of students and professionals who characterize diverse ethnicities, religions, race, age and genders, through the offerings and promotion of professional and leadership development applicable to their specific context or practice.
Chair: To be announced
Finance Committee Mission Statement: Provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors and National Headquarters staff on financial matters.
Chair: William Holcomb - 
Membership Committee Mission Statement: Works directly with the Membership Director addressing issues regarding membership campaigns, benefits, retention, marketing, and other areas.
Chair: Will Stern -
Nomination Committee Mission Statement: Serve the interest of the membership by selecting a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors to be elected by a majority vote (of those voting) of the NSCA membership eligible to vote in NSCA elections. See NSCA Bylaws for full description
Chair: To be announced
Research / Education Committee Mission Statement: To promote and disseminate research within the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and to enhance the awareness of its members to the importance of investigating the physical, cellular, and metabolic adaptations induced by resistance training and conditioning so that they may bridge the gap between science and application.
Chair: Abbie Smith-Ryan -
State/Provincial Directors’ Committee Mission Statement: Works to increase NSCA membership, facilitate the flow and exchange of information between the State/Provincial Directors and the NSCA Board of Directors in an effort to increase awareness of the NSCA, and support the State/Provincial Directors’ Program.
Chair: Rick Howard -
Student Assistantship Committee Mission Statement: Oversee the Student Assistantship (SA) Program and recommends the most qualified candidates to work with a selected Coach Practitioner and receive the stipend from the NSCA to complete their assistantship.
Women's Committee Mission Statement: The purpose of the Women's Committee is to encourage and promote the strength training & conditioning profession for women, in accordance to the NSCA mission and bylaws. The committee will coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women within the organization, by providing a forum for discussion of current issues and dissemination of information.
Chair: Tracie Haines -


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