NSPA’s scientifically-based programs have been proven at the highest level of sport and continue to stay on the cutting edge of sports science, rehabilitation, and innovative performance applications.
We are internationally recognized and pride ourselves on producing industry leaders with incredible passion and desire to help others achieve their goals. NSPA guarantees its trainers will not only be prepared to take on the toughest clients’ physical challenges but will also have the business acumen to build a successful personal training business and/or enhance the growth of a successful health and fitness company.
NSPA’s founder, John Philbin, is presently the Director of Sports Performance & Rehabilitation at the D-BAT Gaithersburg which is the largest Baseball & Softball Training Facility in the country. (40,000 sq ft). Coach Philbin is an “Emeritus” status CSCS and has served on the NSCA Maryland State Board since 2010. A former Olympic Head Coach, Philbin has also previously served as the Director of the Physical Conditioning for the United States Olympic Training Center and has worked extensively in the NFL, MLB, WBA, and D-1 collegiate athletics.
Coach Philbin is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland and continues to teach and certify ambitious students. He is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker who has presented in sixteen different countries.
NSPA’s certifications originated at the University of Maryland Kinesiology Department in 1982 and have since been taught at numerous colleges across the nation. NSPA has certified thousands of secondary physical education teachers and coaches. NSPA is considered the “teacher of the teachers” and continues to stay current on education and research.
NSPA’s Director of Education, Kyle Mohr, has recently expanded the secondary certification program into the vocational secondary schools throughout the state of Maryland. Additionally, NSPA now offers online certification courses with live virtual classes.
NSPA served as a conditioning consultant for Nautilus Inc. and was contracted to certify the United Kingdom’s National Rugby Team physical trainers with the help of legendary Rugby World Champion, Austin Healy.
NSPA continues to make an impact on the industry with policymakers and industry leaders and has successfully organized over sixteen national conferences with the support of our national sponsors.
The NSPA headquarters is located at D-BAT Gaithersburg Sports Performance & Rehabilitation Center. A state-of-the-art 15,000 sq ft facility with 70 yards of atro-turf , cutting-edge high-performance equipment and current sports science technology.
Since 2005 NSPA has expanded its international operation to the far-east “NSPA-ASIA” where it continues to grow with annual conferences and continuing education workshops sponsored by our international affiliates.