JCU Sport and Exercise Science receives 2016 Strength of America Award

@JCU JCU Sport and Exercise Science receives 2016 Strength of America Award

JCU SES raises strength and conditioning standards creating safer programs and facilities for their athletes.

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition has announced James Cook University Sport and Exercise Science as a 2016 Strength of America award recipient.

This award recognises JCU to have represented the gold standard in strength and conditioning programs.

Led by Associate Professor Stephen Bird (pictured above) to improve his school’s curriculum, JCU was measured in four major categories: Supervision, Education, Program, and Facilities.

Selected from hundreds of eligible schools, JCU was presented with the award during the NSCA’s National Conference Awards Banquet dinner slide show last month in New Orleans, Louisiana.

JCU Sport and Exercise Science students will now be able to undertake additional studies in the United States.

Dr Glen Deakin, Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Science in Cairns said JCU was one of only three universities in Australia to have its undergraduate program recognised with the NSCA in America.

“This will allow our students to do online certification as a strength and conditioning specialist at a discounted rate and will assist with those wanting to go to the US to study there,” he said.

Congratulations to Associate Professor Stephen Bird and for an updated list of Strength of America award winners, visit www.nsca.com