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Jay Hoffman, Ph.D.


Program: Sport and Exercise Science

Department: Department of Educational & Human Sciences

Office: ED 320M
Phone: 407-823-1272

Professional Summary

Dr. Jay Hoffman holds the rank of full professor in the Sport and Exercise Science program and Professor of Medicine at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. He is Director of the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness. Previously he served as President of the Board of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) from 2009-2012. Dr Hoffman has also served on the Board 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 Office in the Combat Fitness Unit of the IDF during his military service. As a sport scientist, Dr. Hoffman has published more than 260 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and 8 books. In addition, Dr. Hoffman has lectured at more than 480 national and international conferences and meetings. Dr. Hoffman has also been honored with the 2007 Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year from the NSCA and 2005 Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the Neag School of Education of the University of Connecticut.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sport Science
  • Elite Athletic Development
  • Nutritional Supplementation and Resistance Exercise