About the Author
Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. A former professional athlete, Dr. Hoffman has coached elite athletes and conducted research on them throughout his professional career.
He has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has reviewed articles for nine journals in the field. He's won numerous awards, including the Editorial Excellence Award –2001 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and the NSCA Young Investigator of the Year Award in 2000.
He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
He earned a bachelor's degree in athletic administration and pre-med from St. John's University at Jamaica, New York, and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Queens College at Flushing, New York. He earned his PhD in exercise science from the University of Connecticut.