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 40 Dr. Tommy OtleyDr. Tommy Otley is our guest this episode to share about what it's like as a full time Physical Therapist inside an athletic department. At the University of Miami he's helping bridge the gap between PT, Sport Science, and the other fields of...
Episode 39 Dr. Patrick WardDr. Patrick Ward currently works in the Research & Development Department of Seattle Seahawks focusing on research strategy in football operations - opponent research, player evaluation, scouting, applied physiology, & sport science....
Episode 38 Dr. Craig TurnerThe most under-managed and overlooked factor in collegiate sport performance (and probably optimal human performance if we're being honest): SLEEP. Dr. Craig Turner has made a career in sport science by focusing on sleep - how much do...