About the National Strength and Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association was founded in 1978 with 76 strength coaches from across the country with the common desire to network, collaborate and unify the profession of strength and conditioning. Since its inception, the NSCA has grown to nearly 30,000 members in 72 countries and become the leader in the research and education of strength and conditioning professionals.
When I decided to become certified as a personal trainer I conducted research to determine which, of the many certifying organizations available, was the most up to date and advanced in the field. The NSCA's credentials far outweighed any of the others.
As a certified member I am required to complete 6 continuing education credits, become certified in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) every three years. I am also granted access to up to the minute research in sports science, athletics, allied health and fitness industries. I take advantage of their perks whenever the needs arises.
The NSCA's mission statement is: "As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness."