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At IUSCA, we believe in the power of collaboration and the sharing of best practices to revolutionize sports performance and academic departments. Our diverse network of universities, experts, and professionals enables us to foster innovation, research, and advancements in S&C and sports/exercise science.

About Us

Welcome to the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA), a global non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing sports performance and academic excellence within universities around the world. Our mission is to empower educational institutions to elevate their sports/exercise science and strength and conditioning (S&C) programs, resulting in improved performance, knowledge, and well-being for all student-athletes and staff.


Our key areas of focus include:

  • Degree Accreditation: Recognizing and endorsing exceptional academic programs in sports performance and exercise science through our rigorous Degree Accreditation process. This distinction highlights the institutions that consistently demonstrate excellence in curriculum, faculty, and resources, ensuring that their graduates are well-equipped for successful careers in the industry.

  • International Journal of Strength and Conditioning (IJSC): As the publisher of the esteemed IJSC, we contribute to the growth of knowledge in the sports performance and exercise science field. The IJSC features peer-reviewed research articles, case studies, and reviews from leading experts, providing a platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge insights and discoveries to enrich the academic and professional community.

  • Collaborative Networking: Creating opportunities for institutions to connect and learn from one another, fostering a global community of sports performance and academic professionals.

  • Education & Professional Development: Providing cutting-edge resources, workshops, and seminars to promote continuous learning and development among our members.

  • Research & Innovation: Encouraging evidence-based practices and the pursuit of groundbreaking research to advance the field of sports performance and exercise science.

  • Advocacy & Outreach: Promoting the value of sports performance and academic departments within universities, and advocating for their continued growth and support.

  • Events & Conferences: Organizing regional and international events, conferences, and symposiums that bring together leading experts, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the latest trends, share knowledge, and inspire innovation in sports performance and exercise science.

  • Student Support & Engagement: Offering programs, resources, and mentorship opportunities to help students excel in their sports performance and exercise science studies and prepare them for successful careers in the industry.

  • Global Partnerships: Establishing strategic alliances with industry-leading organizations, institutions, and companies to advance research, innovation, and the overall development of sports performance and exercise science.

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