N. Travis Triplett, Ph.D., Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Strength and Conditioning Concentrations for the Exercise Science Bachelor and Master of Science degree programs in the Beaver College of Health Sciences, has been elected as the first female President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She will serve as President-Elect from July, 2017 until July, 2018 and as President from July, 2018 until July, 2021.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1978 by 76 strength coaches from across the country who had the common desire to network, collaborate, and unify the profession of strength and conditioning. Since its inception, the NSCA has grown to more than 30,000 members in 72 countries and become the leader in research and education for strength and conditioning professionals. The NSCA disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services and continuing education opportunities. Triplett has been a member for nearly 30 years.
Her past strength and conditioning experience includes serving as the Director of the Strength Centers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a research assistantship in Sports Physiology at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, a postdoctoral research fellowship at Southern Cross University in Australia, and additional international research at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland and the University of Valencia in Spain. She also served on a panel for NASA for developing resistance exercise countermeasures to micro-gravity environments for the International Space Station.
For the NSCA, Triplett is currently a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR) and was honored in 2016 with the JSCR Editorial Excellence Award. She was also the first female Founding Fellow of the NSCA. Triplett had this to say about her recent appointment, "I am truly humbled, not only to have been selected to be the next President of an organization to which I have devoted my career, but also for the historical significance of my selection to the role."
Congratulations Dr. Triplett!