Expert Qualifications

This expert is a sport scientist, trained in exercise physiology and bio-mechanics. He recently served as the National Director of Education for the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Colorado Springs, CO. He has served as the Director of the Monfort Family Human Performance Research Laboratory at Colorado Mesa University. At the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, he was Recovery Center Leader, Head of Sport Biomechanics and Engineering, and Senior Physiologist. He has over 40 years experience in Olympic sports. This expert has served as an associate professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Co-Director of the Motor Behavior Research Laboratory with adjunct appointments in Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. He was the Department Chair of Exercise Science & Sports Medicine at California Lutheran University and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. Other positions include: Director of Research and Development for USA Gymnastics, Scientific Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation, and Chair of the United States Elite Coaches Association for Women’s Gymnastics. He has written 11 books, over 25 book chapters, received over $¼ million in grants and contracts, published over 300 articles on sport performance, over 35 professional awards. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, certified as an Athlete Recovery Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Wilderness EMT, and has several certifications in emergency communications, emergency medicine, and search and rescue.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: UT
  • BS, Physical Education and Health, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • MS, Physical Education, University of Utah
  • PhD, Physical Education, University of Utah
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 500+ Publications and Presentations
  • Former, Chair of Scientific Committee, International Society for Biomechanics in Sports
  • Former, Graduate Director, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, East Tennessee State University
  • Current, Chair, U.S. Women's Gymnastics
  • Current, Co-Editor in Chief, Fitness Publication

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