Dr. and Coach Josh “Nellie” Nelson is the Assistant AD, Applied Health and Performance Science at Penn State University where he’s doing the definition of this podcast – bringing the research to the reps. In his role, he’s unattached to another department within athletics so he and his staff are in a unique position of educating athletes, coaches and administration alike. With the aim of guiding all involved to data driven increased performance, the focus is on relationship building, trust, and collaboration.
Notable Time Stamps
0:03:50 Sport Scientist Role in Collegiate Athletics
0:06:45 Path to Becoming a Sport Scientist
0:12:20 Sport Science in Professional vs Collegiate Athletics
0:15:40 Athlete Buy-in with Sport Science
0:24:45 Sport Science Stigma
0:31:30 Sport Sciences in the Trenches
0:42:48 Challenges in Sport Science
0:56:10 Big 10 Football is Back
0:59:20 If You Knew Then What You Know Now
Episode 12 Jana Heitmeyer & Ryan JacksonBoth strength-coach-turned-registered-dieticians, Ryan Jackson and Jana Heitmeyer join us for this episode as we take the research to reps. With their strength coaching background giving them a unique understanding of...
Episode 11 Jason StoneJason Stone, as a sport scientist and PhD student at West Virginia University, was a model guest for the Research 2 Reps Roundtable. His biggest challenge and highest priority in his position is translating data and educating athletes and coaches...
Episode 10 Skip CroninWe get nerdy this week with Skip Cronin, CEO of EliteForm, a velocity based training technology to enhance athlete training and performance. In addition to conversing about getting started with VBT - or any tech - and also how to then use that...