Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., FACSM, FISSN, CSCS

Professor, Graduate Program Director,
Director, FSU Institute of Sports Sciences & Medicine

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Get to know Dr. Ormsbee


  • Nighttime pre-sleep feeding strategies to optimize metabolism, recovery from exercise, body composition, performance and health.
  • Exercise training and nutritional interventions to prevent obesity-related diseases, achieve optimal body composition, and maximize human performance in both healthy (athletes) and diseased populations.
  • The role of macronutrients (with particular emphasis on both protein and carbohydrate/modified-carbohydrate) ingestion on fat metabolism and performance
  • Sports nutrition and dietary supplements
  • Hormonal influence on performance, energy metabolism, and body composition
  • The physiological impact of ultra-endurance exercise


  • Postdoctoral Training/Visiting Professor, Skidmore College (2008-2010)
  • Ph.D. in Bioenergetics (interdisciplinary program in Exercise Science, Physiology & Nutrient Biochemistry) from East Carolina University. (2008)
  • M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition Emphasis) from South Dakota State University (2005)
  • B.S. in Exercise Science and Business from Skidmore College. (2002)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Dr. Ormsbee regularly publishes in the top exercise and sports nutrition journals.


  • 2013 FSU Transformation Through Teaching Award Winner
  • 2014 FSU Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
  • 2015 FSU Guardian of the Flame Award Winner, Burning Spear Society
  • 2017 NSCA Nutrition Researcher of the Year
  • 2018 FSU Graduate Student Mentor of the Year
  • 2020 FSU Distinguished Teacher of the Year
  • 2020 NSCA Sport Scientist of the Year
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fellow, International Society of Sports Nutrition
  • Former NCAA Collegiate Ice Hockey Player
  • Two-time 70.3 Ironman Finisher
  • Lecturer for The Great Courses (https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/changing-body-composition-through-diet-and-exercise.html)