Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) is a private, nonprofit university located in Whittier, California. SCUHS is seeking a full-time Director of Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC).

Responsibilities and Qualifications:


Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. They conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition. Recognizing their area of expertise is separate and distinct, TSAC - Facilitators consult with and refer those they train to other professionals when appropriate.


The SCUHS Director of Tactical Strength And Conditioning must have a TSAC certification from the NSCA. Experience in strength and conditioning is required. Additional certifications such as the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or Level 1 certifications in track and field or weightlifting are helpful.


At SCUHS the TSAC Coach will assist in the transition from manual therapy and basic rehabilitation to tactical strength and conditioning to prepare the law enforcement or firefighting personnel to return to their job duty. The TSAC Coach will work with, and follow directions from, the Tactical Sports Medicine doctors with regard to the patient's injury status and current limitations.


The TSAC Coach will also help with the development of relationships with other first responder agencies, and assist with their Academy applicant's performance testing.


The TSAC Coach will have a progressive on-boarding process with various agencies of which SCUHS Tactical Sports Medicine, required reading, and Tactical meetings.


Accreditation of NSCA Certifications:


The NSCA strongly believes in adhering to industry best practices and established accreditation standards in the administration of its certification programs. The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and TSAC-F certification programs have earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The CSCS earned NCCA accreditation in 1993, and was the first nationally accredited strength training and conditioning certification program. In 1996, the NSCA-CPT became the first certified personal trainer program accredited by the NCCA. In 2014, the TSAC-F program was the first of its kind to earn NCCA accreditation. Through the accreditation process, the NSCA has demonstrated that the CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and TSAC-F programs meet or exceed NCCA Standards. The NSCA is currently in the process of earning NCCA accreditation for the CSPS program. For more information about NCCA accreditation please visit: Accreditation/Earn-Accreditation/NCCA.