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Dr. Jay Hoffman holds the rank of full professor in the Sport and Exercise Science program at the University of Central Florida. He is presently the Department Chair of Education and Human Sciences and Director of the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness. Dr. Hoffman is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He served as President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Board of Directors from 2009-2012. Dr. Hoffman also served on the Board of Directors of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Dr. Hoffman holds a unique perspective in his sport science background. Prior to his academic career he signed free agent contracts with the NY Jets and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. A dual national of the USA and Israel, Dr. Hoffman commanded the Physiological Unit of the Israel Air Force and served as a Research Officer in the Combat Fitness Unit of the IDF during his military service. Dr. Hoffman has been honored or awarded the 2007 Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year from the NSCA, 2005 Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the Neag School of Education Alumni Society of the University of Connecticut, 2003 Educator of the Year NSCA, and 2003 Neag School of Education Outstanding Alumni Research Award (University of Connecticut). Dr. Hoffman’s primary area of study focuses on physiological adaptations resulting from nutritional and exercise intervention. Dr. Hoffman has published more than 200 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals. His books Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance, Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health, and Program Design were published by Human Kinetics. A Practical Guide to Designing Resistance Training Programs and Total Fitness for Baseball were published by Coaches Choice. Further sharing his research and findings, Dr. Hoffman has lectured at more than 380 national and international conferences and meetings.
Expertise: Sport Science, Elite Athletic Development, Nutritional Supplementation and Resistance Exercise