KHPR grad student earns national scholarship

James Boyett, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation's Applied Physiology Lab, has been named a recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Challenge Scholarship for 2017. Boyett was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. This program awards $1,500 to NSCA members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field.

Boyett is currently working on his doctorate under the mentorship of KHPR Associate Professor and lab director Jakob Vingren. His research interested include the hormonal response to resistance exercise and subsequent hormonal regulation of skeletal muscle adaptations, as well as gender differences within these responses.

"Congratulations to James for this well-deserved honor," said Brian Schilling, NSCA Foundation Board president. "He is an outstanding student with an extremely bright future. We are proud to support James in his studies to be a future leader of the strength and conditioning industry.”


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 120 grants and 440 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.