The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation announced that Brittany Bozzini has been named a recipient of the NSCA’s Women’s Scholarship for 2018. Bozzini was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. This $1,500 scholarship is designed to support women, ages 17 and older, to enter the field of strength and conditioning.
Brittany Bozzini, CSCS, is a third year PhD student in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Rutgers University. Brittany currently works at the Center of Health and Human Performance, a center of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, under the direction of center director Shawn Arent. Her background in athletics has shaped her research interests to include utilizing various methods of athlete monitoring to optimize performance and reduce injury risk. In addition, she has studied the effects of supplementation in both athletic and general populations as well as implemented a multi-faceted lifestyle and fitness intervention in adolescent cancer survivors during her work as a doctoral student. In addition to research, she assists in strength training and conditioning for elite, collegiate, and youth athletes at the Center.
Previously, Brittany earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from Rutgers, graduating magna cum laude, with highest honors in her major, and was in the School of Art and Sciences Honors Program. As an undergraduate, Brittany played all four years on the Rutgers Women’s Volleyball Team on a full-athletic scholarship. Following Rutgers, Brittany worked in the biomechanics lab at IMG Academy, where she provided sports-specific biomechanical testing on youth and elite athletes including members of MLB and NBA teams.
“Congratulations to Brittany for this well-deserved honor,” said Matt Stock, NSCA Foundation board president. “She is an outstanding student with an extremely bright future. We are proud to support Brittany in her studies to be a future leader of the strength and conditioning industry.”
“The scholarship applicant pool was strong this year, making the process very competitive. Brittany should be very proud of this accomplishment. I look forward to seeing Brittany grow within the profession,” said Carissa Gump, NSCA Foundation executive director.
Bozzini commented, “I am sincerely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the NSCA’s Women’s Scholarship. This recognition is another great example of the support NSCA has given to women in the strength and conditioning field. I will do my best to merit this recognition.”
The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.
Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded over 100 grants and over 400 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the Master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.