Jay R. Hoffman
Bobsled & Skeleton
Jay R. Hoffman, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM
Director, Sport and Exercise Science
The University of Central Florida
Dr. Jay Hoffman holds the rank of full professor and is coordinator of the Sport and Exercise Science program at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hoffman is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Hoffman was elected as President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in July of 2009. Furthermore, Dr Hoffman also serves 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. Recent honors and awards bestowed upon Dr. Hoffman include: 2007 Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (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 is in sports supplementation and training paradigms. Dr. Hoffman has published more than 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals. His books Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance and Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health 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 300 national and international conferences and meetings.