MSCC Certification

The second level of certification offered by the CSCCa is the Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC), which is undoubtedly the highest honor that can be achieved as a strength & conditioning coach. It represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, as well as longevity in the field.

Once an individual has been a full-time, collegiate and/or professional strength & conditioning coach for a minimum of 12 years, he/she is eligible to become a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC).

In addition, individuals must first meet the following criteria:

Browse our MSCC Directory to see members of each year's class of certified Master Coaches.


The 2024 MSCC application window is now open. Applications will open August 1, 2023 then closes November 30th, 2023

Please reach out to the National Office with any questions

Please fill out a the MSCC Application. The CSCCa National Office must receive all MSCC Applications no later than Thursday, November 30th. This is earlier than past years as this allows more time to complete the employment verifications. In addition the applicant must have 144 months of verified full-time employment as a strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level by December 31st prior to the year of their induction. Applications received after the deadline or candidates who do not meet the 144 months requirement prior to the deadline will be considered for MSCC induction the following year.

Those individuals achieving the title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) will be notified and subsequently recognized at the association's National Conference. They will also be listed on the association's website after induction.

One of the association's goals is to encourage athletic administrators to treat the attainment of the title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) as the equivalent of an advancement in rank, with comparable increases in status and salary.