Steven Fleck Dr.,
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Steven J. Fleck, PhD, FNSCA, FACSM, CSCSD*

Steven J. Fleck during his career has been the chair of kinesiology and sport science departments at several universities, a sports science administrator in the private sector, and a Program Chairman for the United States Olympic Committee. His research interests include physiological adaptations to resistance training and application of research findings to optimize resistance training program design. These research interests are not limited to physiological adaptations and the training of elite athletes but also include the training of the general population, from youth to seniors, as well as individuals with various diseases, such as cancer, McArdle disease, and cystic fibrosis. During his career, Dr. Fleck has designed conditioning programs for celebrities interested in general health and fitness, as well as high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes in a wide variety of sports. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles and lay articles in the broad area of physical conditioning. He has also authored several books which have been translated into multiple languages, including Exercise Physiology Integrating Theory and Application. Dr. Fleck is a past President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Fellow of both the NSCA and the American College of Sports Medicine. For his work, he has received numerous awards and honors. Dr. Fleck received the Alumni Excellence Award from the College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he received his undergraduate degree and has been inducted into The College of Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame, The Ohio State University where he received his graduate degrees. Dr. Fleck has also been honored by receiving the NSCA’s Sport Scientist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Impact Awards.