Professor Jay Hoffman, chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science, was named the 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sports Scientist this past summer, in recognition of his research achievements in the field of exercise science. Hoffman was nominated by past winners of the award.
As criteria for his award, Hoffman demonstrated an extensive history of research, as well as contributions to the association. Along with his “excellent” team of colleagues, including TCNJ health and exercise science professors Jie Kang, Avery Faigenbaum, and Nicholas Ratamess, Hoffman has extensively studied sports supplementation, exercise endocrinology, and training pyridines. His latest research focuses on the endocrine changes in the body resulting from a creatine and beta-alanine supplement pairing as it relates to sports conditioning.
Hoffman, who has been at the College since 2000, received his BS from St. John’s University, his MS from CUNY Queens College, and his PhD from the University of Connecticut. In 2003, he received the Neay School of Education Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Connecticut. He has had over 60 scientific publications published in peer-reviewed journals and made over 90 scientific presentations at national and international meetings since 1989.
NSCA is the largest organization for sports science in the world, with a membership of about 30,000. Hoffman serves on the organization ’s board of directors and is also its vice president.