Caulfield recognized as Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® Emeritus (RSCC*E) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

By Marc Kolb, Marketing & Communications Office

Scott Caulfield, the Norwich University Director of Strength and Conditioning, was recently inducted into a highly selective group within his profession.

Image of Scott Caulfield in the weight room of Norwich Athletics

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced the newest members to earn the prestigious Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® Emeritus (RSCC*E) designation. 

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Caulfield is now one of only 250 members of this highly exclusive group of professionals. The NSCA community boasts over 60,000 members worldwide. In other words, roughly .004% of the NSCA has obtained this prestigious honor. 

Known as the badge of excellence for elite coaches, the NSCA’s Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) is the organizations highest coaching designation according to the NSCA press release. It signifies that a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ® (CSCS®) certified coach has demonstrated experience and knowledge in their profession. "Within the RSCC designation, only coaches who have 20 years or more of professional experience meet the criteria for the esteemed RSCC*E recognition."

Strength and Conditioning coaches are most commonly associated almost exclusively with athletic teams. But, Coach Caulfield’s overall position allows him to interact with a wide range of students at Norwich and help lend his expertise in a variety of ways.

“I have the unique opportunity to oversee the physical preparation of over 600 athletes across our 22 varsity teams,” said Coach Caulfield. “Additionally, as an adjunct lecturer in the Health and Human Performance Department, I have the privilege of utilizing my teaching and public speaking skills to equip our students with the necessary knowledge for successful careers in health and fitness. 

I also collaborate with and advise our ROTC leaders, providing expert guidance on best practices and training methods for our cadet fitness trainers. Most recently, I have taken on the responsibility of managing the comprehensive strength and conditioning program for our Norwich Ranger Company, ensuring their optimal readiness and performance.”

In 2021, the Navy veteran and native Vermonter, was hired as the first Director of Strength and Conditioning in university history. We at Norwich have understood for some time that Scott Caulfield is one of the absolute best in the business, and now he has the RSCC*E designation which confirms it.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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