The National Strength and Conditioning Association is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Ormsbee has been selected as the NSCA’s Nutritional Research Award recipient for 2017. Dr. Ormsbee becomes the 14th recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 2003. Award winners are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Research Committee, who determine the winner based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community, and in nutrition research.
Dr. Ormsbee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and the Associate Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine at Florida State University. He also serves as a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging and he is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Society of Sports Nutrition. His expertise involves the interaction of exercise training, nutrition and supplementation to achieve optimal body composition, human performance, and health for both athletes and clinical populations. These interests have allowed Dr. Ormsbee to produce a Great Courses lecture through The Teaching Company titled “Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise.”
“We like to recognize Dr. Ormsbee for his outstanding accomplishment,” said Michael Massik, NSCA Executive Director. “This award is a small attempt to recognize him for the impact his research has made on the health and nutrition of athletes.”
Dr. Ormsbee will receive his award at the 40th Annual NSCA National Conference which will be held later this year in Las Vegas, NV from July 12-15. The conference brings together the best of the best from all reaches of the strength and conditioning industry to provide an educational experience unlike any other. From cutting-edge presentations to dynamic hands-on sessions by renowned professors, researchers, strength coaches, and personal trainers, attendees receive the tools to help expand their knowledge and further their careers. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, and for more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit www.nsca.com.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association:
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world. The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.