Awards

NSCA members nominate individuals who have made great contributions to the strength and conditioning industry.

Annual Awards - TSAC-Facilitators

TSAC-Facilitator of the Year

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The Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program is an educational program designed specifically to optimize mission/job performance for tactical athletes and tactical facilitators. Since 2005, the program has been achieving that goal through a combination of cutting-edge research, proven training methods and field experience, leading to reduced injury risks and increased strength, power, speed, agility and aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

To honor those in the tactical field, the NSCA has created the TSAC-Facilitator of the Year Award; honoring those that have made noteworthy contributions to the tactical field of strength and conditioning.

TSAC-Facilitator of the Year Award

Annual Awards - Personal Trainers

Personal Trainer of the Year

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The Personal Trainer of the Year Award recognizes an NSCA-certified (CPT) personal trainer for exemplary service to the advancement of the personal training industry. The Personal Trainer of the Year Award is sponsored by EAS Sports Nutrition. 

Personal Trainer of the Year Award

Annual Awards - Coaches

Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is awarded to a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with RSCC distinction, for their dedication to improving performance of athletes with safe and effective science based programs. The Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is sponsored by Muscle Milk. 

Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award

College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) to recognize their dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs. The College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is sponsored by Muscle Milk.

College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award

College Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The College Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) who has demonstrated dedication to improving athletic performance at the college level. The College Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is sponsored by Muscle Milk. 

College Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award

High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year

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The High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award recognizes excellence in high school strength and conditioning coaches. The High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is sponsored by Muscle Milk. 

High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award

Annual Awards - Researchers and Educators

Educator of the Year

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The Educator of the Year Award is presented to an educator who has made noteworthy contributions to education and clinical application of strength training and conditioning. The Educator of the Year Award is sponsored by Muscle Milk.

Educator of the Year Award

Nutritional Research Award

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The Nutritional Research Award is given annually to recognize a nutritionist for their breakthroughs and contributions in field of nutritional research for athletes. The Nutritional Research Award is sponsored by GNC.

Nutritional Research Award

Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist

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The Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award is given to an athletic trainer who is a current Member of the NSCA and whose work and contributions have significantly impacted the field of sports medicine or rehabilitation for athletes.

Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist Award

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award

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The Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award is given in recognition of a researcher who has been in the field for seven years or less. The Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award is sponsored by GNC.

Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator Award

William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award

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Recipients of the William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award are recognized for exemplary contributions and breakthroughs in the field of applied exercise and sport science. 

William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award

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