Anderson Earns NSCA Recognition


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University was recently recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Education Recognition Program. The recognition gives prospective students assurance of program excellence that is purposefully designed to prepare students for long term success in the sport performance industry. 

“This recognition is important to AU in that it demonstrates the quality of exercise science education students can receive while still attending a small liberal-arts university,” said Chris Hamlyn, chair of the Department of Kinesiology. “The majority of programs that have been recognized by the NSCA are large research institutions.”

The recognition provides additional scholarship opportunities for students to attend their first NSCA National Conference, where they can network and engage with industry professionals. Students that attend an NSCA recognized program like AU’s also receive a $50 discount off the CSCS and NSCA-CPT exam registrations and preference if they apply for an NSCA internship at the Performance Center at NSCA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The NSCA exists to empower a community of professionals to maximize their impact through disseminating evidence-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, networking opportunities, and continuing education. The NSCA community is composed of more than 60,000 members and certified professionals throughout the world who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength and conditioning coaches, performance and sport scientists, personal trainers, tactical professionals, and other related roles.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.