Jon Jost - Sport Sciences and Strength & Conditioning: Real World Experience

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: October 04, 2013

Dr. Jon JostThe department's Kinesiology Diversification Seminar Series welcomed Jon Jost, director of strength and conditioning, at Florida State University to campus.

Jost, in his 12th year at FSU, serves as the director of strength and conditioning for the athletic department. In addition to his responsibilities within the FSU athletic department, Jost also teaches two classes in the sports sciences master’s program and serves on the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board.

He has been a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist member since 1991. His NSCA volunteer service includes: Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee, Chairman of the College Strength Coaches SIG, and the Coaches Committee. During his career Jost has had the privilege to train over 40 NFL draft picks, 10 Olympians, appeared in 11 bowl games, and has been a member of 10 conference championship teams.

Jost earned a master’s degree in education administration with an emphasis in athletic administration from Nebraska in 1994 and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning from Nebraska in 1990.

Click here for the Jost's presentation to students.


The lecture series takes place in Kyle Field’s Burkhart Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus Wednesdays from 3-3:50 p.m. through Nov. 20. For more information, contact: Dr. Mike Greenwood at (979) 862-4667,

Seating in Burkhart Auditorium is available for 200 participants. The University Center Garage (UCG), located on Houston Street and across from Kyle Field is the public parking nearest to the venue.

Upcoming Kinesiology Diversification Seminar Schedule:

October 9
Dr. Margaret Jones, PhD, FNSCA, FACSM, CSCS *D, Kinesiology Program Director, George Mason University
“Experiences In Sport Science: Strength Coach, Educator, Researcher"

October 16
Michael Brungardt, Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, San Antonio Spurs
“Observations & Perspectives On The Strength & Conditioning Profession”

October 23
Dr. Claude Bouchard, Endowed Chair In Genetics & Nutrition, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
“Remaining Uncertainties Regarding the Health Benefits of Regular Exercise For All”

October 30
Lance Walker, PT, Director of Performance, Michael Johnson’s Performance Center
“The Performance Enhancement Evolution”

November 6
Dr. Tim Zigenfuss – PhD, FISSN, CSCS, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Applied Health Sciences
“Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology & Dietary Supplements: A Journey from Public University Teaching to Conducting Scientific Enquiry at a Private Research Center”

November 13
Dr. Nancy Williams Sc.D. FACSM, Penn State University, Chair Department of Kinesiology and Co-Director Women’s Health & Exercise Laboratory
“Female Athlete Triad: Physiology To Translational Approaches For Screening & Treatment Of Exercising Women”

November 20
Dr. Allen Kinley, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Sports at Texas A&M University “40 Years of Strength Training: A Historical Perspective"