ESU is an online university that offers the latest up to date scientific courses on strength and conditioning, speed agility, nutrition, as well as specialty classes for tactical coaches, LTAD and personal trainers.

ESU classes can be taken to fulfill CEU requirements, college credits, or to improve your knowledge base.

Elite Sports University is an Online Education Community for Practitioners, Coaches, Athletes, and their parents.

We are committed to accelerating the evolution of sports performance and athletic development.

Our Team

CEO, Co-Founder

Navin Ram

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COO, Co-Founder

Brad Curtis

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Business Development

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Director of Sports Performance,Co-Founder

Loren Landow

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Director of Curriculum & Instructor Development

Patrick McHenry

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Course Providers

Loren Landow, CSCS*D, MAT, USAW, NASM

Coach Landow is highly sought after for his ability to analyze and correct biomechanics. His goal is to maximize human performance, while decreasing the likelihood of injury. He has trained thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities, including over 400 professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, WNBA and Olympic medalist. Coach Landow served as the Strength and Speed coach during the NFL lockout for over 20 Denver Bronco players and had over 45 professional NFL athletes train with him. Coach Landow has worked with over 30 NFL All-Pro’s and over 20 first round draft selections in the NFL. He has been a National and International presenter for the leading organizations in the performance field, and also serves as a consultant for many professional and collegiate teams across the country. Coach Landow has developed the ACL prevention program and the ACL return to sport protocols for the world renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver.

A. Eugene Coleman, Ed. D.

Gene Coleman is a legendary MLB Strength Coach with 30+ years as a Coach and Consultant for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, respectively. Having coached seven MLB Hall of Famers Coach Coleman now serves as a Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the Fitness and Human Performance program and has received a lifetime achievement award from the NSCA for his work in the MLB as well as contributions to the NASA Astronaut training manual.


Jay Dawes Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning and the head strength coach for women’s soccer at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Jay has worked as a strength/performance coach, educator and post-rehabilitation specialist for over15 years, and continues to act as a performance consultant for a wide-variety athletes, law enforcement officers and those in physically demanding occupations. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS), USA Weightlifting as a Club Coach, and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association as a Level 2 S &C coach. Additionally, Jay was recognized as a Fellow of the NSCA (FNSCA) in 2009.

Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, USAW

Patrick McHenry is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, CO. In 2003, McHenry was the Regional Strength Coach of the Year for American Football Monthly. In 2005, he was the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) High School Strength Coach of the Year and in 2006, he received the Editorial Excellent Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal (SCJ). He received the Strength of America Award in 2010 from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN). In 2012, McHenry was the Colorado High School Physical Education Teacher of the year.

Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS, RSCC, FNCA

Allen Hedrick is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Previously, Hedrick coached at the United States Air Force Academy (12 years) the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (two years) the United States Olympic Training Center (three years), and Fresno State University (three years). Hedrick was named the NSCA’s Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2003. Hedrick is frequently published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, has authored a book and chapters in three textbooks, and has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

John Hofman,MS, CSCS,

John Hofman, MS, CSCS, is one of the leading experts in the field of Firefighter Health and Wellness. As the strength and conditioning coach for the Sacramento Fire Department, Hofman oversees the Wellness Center, coordinates the department’s medical and fitness assessments, develops recruit fitness training, pre-employment medical and fitness evaluations, and assists the department’s 20 certified Peer Fitness Trainers.

Doug Lentz, CSCS, RSCC*E

Doug Lentz is the Director of Fitness and Human Performance at Results Therapy and Fitness in Chambersburg, PA. Doug’s credentials include possessing a master of science in physical education/exercise and sports science. He is a CSCS*D (Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction), and a RSCC*E (Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach, *Emeritus). Doug is also a National Coach with USA Weightlifting, the governing body for the sport of weightlifting in the U.S.A. Doug is the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association’s) Conferences and Special Programs Coordinator. In this role, Doug gets to meet and interact with many of the top minds in the world in the field of exercise physiology, sports science, and athletic performance. In 2009 he presented at the NSCA European Conference held at the Dutch Olympic Training Center in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He traveled to China in 2008 and 2009 to work with elite Chinese Sport coaches and athletes at the Shanghai Sports Institute. Doug has co-authored chapters on “Speed Development” in Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness in editions 1 (2000), 2 (2005), and 3 (2014) [Human Kinetics]. During the past three years Doug has designed a balance and fall prevention program and has co-authored two different studies dealing with the Functional Fitness of Older Adults and another focusing on Balance and Fall Prevention in Older Adults. The results of the study confirmed that the program decreased the risk of falls, and increased older adults functional movement. Additionally, Doug is an adjunct Professor at George Washington University where he teaches a post-graduate course in Power Development for Sports Performance in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Services.

Rob Orr Ph.D., ADFPTI, BFET, MPhys, TSAC-F

Dr. Rob Orr served for over 20 years in the Australian Regular Army as an infantry soldier, Physical Training Instructor, physiotherapist and human performance officer across a variety of units from training institutions to operational units and special operations command. In his spare time Rob also worked as a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and course education provider. Still serving in the Army Reserve, Rob took up an appointment at Bond University in 2012. The majority of his teaching is on maximising human potential while his research and consultancy focus on the tactical strength and conditioning of military personnel, police officers and firefighter / first responders, from initial trainees to elite specialists. Serving as co-lead of the Tactical Research Unit at Bond University, Rob is the current editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Report and Co-Chair of Tactical Strength and Conditioning – Australia. Well published, Rob is regularly invited to present his research on tactical populations both nationally and internationally.

Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW-1

Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW-1 is the nationally acclaimed Sports Performance Coach for the NCAA Champion Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, KS and author of Power Positions. Andrea Hudy joined the staff for the University of Kansas (KU) in September 2004. As the Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance, Hudy oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports, as well as strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s basketball team since her arrival in 2004. In January 2013, Hudy was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for her dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs. She also served nine and a half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked closely with the Huskies’ men’s and women’s basketball teams. Hudy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland and her Master’s of Art degree in Sport Biomechanics from the University of Connecticut. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) by the NSCA and a United States of America Weightlifting Level I Coach (USAW-1). Additionally, Hudy has her national massage certification.

Mick Stierli, ASCA Level 2, BPhysEd, MExSc, CSCS

Mick is a Sergeant with the New South Wales Police based in Sydney Australia where he is the Health and Fitness officer, Physical Training Instructor’s coordinator as well as a weapons and defensive tactics instructor. He initiated the creation of Physical Training Instructors program that was designed, developed and implemented within the organization including curriculum development, training delivery and mentoring of PTI’s across the state. He has extensive experience working with elite athletes and is a member of the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs high performance unit where he works with the premier league team.

Andy Galpin, Ph.D., CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Dr. Galpin has a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton. He is also the director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Galpin's research focuses on examining the acute responses and chronic adaptations to high power/velocity/force exercise in human skeletal muscle. His work with UFC fighters has been featured on numerous media outlets such as Fox TV, UFC Rising, Road to the Octagon, Inside MMA, the Jason Ellis Show, the Joe Rogan Experience, and many more. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. Dr. Galpin focuses his coaching efforts on a number of sports/activity, but focuses heavily on combat sports and (Olympic) Weightlifting.

Bill Campbell, Ph.D., FISSN, CSCS

Dr. Campbell is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and the Director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His master’s and doctoral degrees were earned at Baylor University while serving as the Coordinator of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He joined the faculty at USF in the Fall of 2007. As a researcher and author, Dr.Campbell has published more than 100 scientific papers and abstracts (in academic journals) related to sports nutrition and physique enhancement. In addition, he is a paid consultant to professional sport team organizations, sport entertainment corporations, and also is a litigation consultant and expert witness related to dietary supplementation. Dr. Campbell has published three books on sports nutrition, including the NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Sports Nutrition: Enhancing Athletic Performance. Dr. Campbell is the Director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His research is focused on improving exercise performance and enhancing physique through the synergism of resistance exercise, nutrition, and dietary supplements. Dr. Campbell is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition where he also currently serves as the organization’s President. Teaching responsibilities include both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of South Florida. Undergraduate courses include: Nutrition for Fitness and Sport, Biomechanics, and Strength & Conditioning. Graduate courses include: Advanced Topics in Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition & Metabolism, Cardiovascular Aspects of Exercise Physiology, and Neuromuscular Aspectes of Exercise Physiology.

Mark Roozen, M.Ed, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, *D, FNSCA

Mark Roozen has been a Strength & Conditioning Coach with the NFL and College programs for years. He was also certification director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is the President and Owner Coach Rozy LLC, his company that handles public appearances and speaking, consultant work, performance training and offering performance products. He is also Co-Founder of LIVE PAIN FREE – The Right Moves, which helps folks move right and exercise right to eliminate pain and movement problems in work, life and play. Mark is also part of of 911 Tactical Performance, an organization that does consulting, education and training with police, firefighters and military groups throughout the country. His training methodologies have been successfully applied to the full spectrum of the population youth, geriatric, rehabilitation, and a wide range of athletes. Mark Roozen received his bachelor in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and his master’s degree in Exercise Science from Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas. Roozen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, Certified Personal Trainer, a Fellow of the NSCA and is a Club Coach with USA Weightlifting. He has spoken across the country and internationally on all aspects of training, strength and conditioning, program design, pre-hab and re-hab topics, nutrition and areas of motivation, inspiration and goal setting.

Ben Reuter, Ph.D.,ATC, CSCS*D

Dr. Reuter is an associate professor in the Department of the Exercise Science and Sport Studies at California University of Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from Auburn University, and his masters, with an emphasis in athletic training, from Old Dominion University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with distinction, from the NSCA. He is also holds an athletic training certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association and is a Certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance. Dr. Reuter edited and co-authored a chapter in the NSCA’s Developing Endurance (Sport Performance) as well as co-authored a chapter in the NSCA’s Essentials of Strength and Conditioning. He has presented at a number of NSCA conferences and symposiums. Currently Ben serves as an Associate Editor as well as Podcast and Flexibility and Rehabilitation Tips column editors for the Strength and Conditioning Journal, a journal of the NSCA.

Shawn Myszka, MS, CSCS*D, PES

Shawn Myszka currently serves as a Personal Performance Advisor & Movement Coach for over a dozen NFL players each year where he guides the performance of players to the limits of their potential. Through his frequent presentations at strength coach and sport conferences nationwide, Shawn has become a sought-after clinician and leader in the field of sport-specific power development, the transfer of training to sport performance, and the development of mastery in the movement of athletes at all levels of qualification. At the beginning of 2014, Shawn introduced a new brand into the industry, Movement Mastery (www.optimizemovement.com), which has the purpose of helping training professionals of all kinds to more fully understand the processes involved in attaining more masterful movement for athletes in all sporting disciplines. As part of this endeavor, his first individually authored book will hit shelves in 2016 and aim to guide readers on the best practices towards movement skill acquisition.


Dr. Mark Kovacs is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background training and researching elite athletes. He currently runs a consulting firm focused on optimizing human performance by the practical application of cutting edge science. He formerly directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Coaching Education departments for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and was the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA); Dr. Kovacs is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He has worked with hundreds of elite athletes in dozens of sports providing high performance sport science services in the lab, on the court, field, pitch, track and ring.

Rick Howard, MEd, CSCS,*D

Rick Howard is currently working on his Doctorate degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He earned his Master’s degree in Education from Wilmington University Delaware in School Leadership, and his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Temple University. He is very actively involved in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he serves on the Youth Special Interest Group (SIG) as a founding member and Immediate Past-Chair, as well as the Chair of the NSCA State/Provincial Director Committee where he is the Mid-Atlantic Region Coordinator overseeing strength and conditioning clinics in seven states.

Dawn Scott M.S.

Dawn Scott works with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. She has worked with the USA in both the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2012 Olympics. Scott earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from Manchester Metropolitan University. She went on to earn a Master’s in Sports Nutrition from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1997. From 1997-2001, Scott served as a part-time lecturer of sports science at Worcester University. She has published numerous research papers, as well as co-authoring a book chapter, on sports science as it relates to elite female athletes, especially soccer players. She is currently studying for her Ph.D. from the University of Western Sydney, investigating the physical demands and training loads of elite female soccer players.

Don Melrose, Ph.D., CSCS*D

Dr. Don Melrose is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and is the Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Trained as an exercise physiologist at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Melrose has been a Division I head strength and conditioning coach, fitness consultant, and competitive lifter and bodybuilder. He has served as the State/Provincial Director for Texas and currently serves as the Midwest Regional Coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Melrose has spoken locally, regionally, and nationally and has authored materials on a variety of topics relating to the Internet and steroids. Melrose holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®) through the NSCA.

Robert Linkul MS CSCS *D NSCA-CPT *D

Robert Linkul is the National Strength & Conditioning Associations 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year and is a volunteer with the NSCA as their Southwest Regional Coordinator and committee chairman for the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group. Linkul is the Career Development columnist for the NSCA’s Personal Training Quarterly publication and speaks internationally on career development techniques for personal trainers. Robert mentors personal training students and rookie trainers entering the industry on business strategies, client retention and professional longevity. Linkul has been in the industry since 1999 and owns and operates his own personal training studio in Sacramento, California.


Bryan Mann started his career at the University of Missouri Department of Physical Therapy in 2012. Before this, he served as a strength & conditioning coach at the University of Missouri since 2004, and before that at Arizona State University, University of Tulsa, and Missouri State University. Mann is internationally renowned for his work in autoregulation of strength training, specifically with Velocity Based Training and the Autoregulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise method (APRE). Mann splits his time between teaching, researching in sports performance enhancement, working as the Research Director for the Human Performance Institute, and working as the Director for Performance Research with the Department of Athletics.

Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, PT-AR,

Chat Williams, is the Supervisor for Norman Regional Health Club and the Director of Youth Performance in Norman, Oklahoma. He is a past member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Board of Directors and is the past NSCA State Director Committee Chair, Midwest Regional Coordinator, and State Director of Oklahoma (2004 State Director of the Year). He also served on the NSCA Personal Trainer SIG Executive Council. He is the author of multiple training DVDs including, Training and Program Design with the BOSU Balance Trainer, Weekend Warrior: Training the Recreational Athlete, and co-author of 3-D Legs. His company, Oklahoma Strength and Conditioning Productions, offers personal training services, sports performance for youth, metabolic testing, and educational conferences and seminars for strength and conditioning professionals.

Carlo Buzzichelli, AAS,

Carlo Buzzichelli, AAS, is a professional strength and conditioning coach and the international director of the Sport Division at Tudor Bompa Institute. Carlo was chosen by Tudor Bompa as his successor for the diffusion of periodization and is considered one of the best strength training experts. He has held seminars at various universities and sport institutes worldwide, including the Superior Institute of Physical Education and Sports of Camaguey in Cuba; the University of Makati in Manila, Philippines; the Superior Institute of Physical Education and Sports of Ciego de Avila in Cuba; the Universidade Paulista and the Olympic Center of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the World Athletic Center in Arizona. In 2012 Carlo was a guest speaker at the International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning of Trivandrum, India. Carlo’s teams have conquered eight promotions and taken first and second place in their respective league cups. Carlo was a coach of athletes in the World Track and Field Championships and Commonwealth Games. He has coached athletes who have won 17 medals at national championships in track and field, swimming, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and powerlifting. His athletes have won two international golds in track and field and three silvers and one bronze in track and field and Brazilian jiu-jitsu; they also have set five national records powerlifting.

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS

Mitch Hauschildt, MA, ATC, CSCS, is the founder and president of Maximum Training Solutions, LLC. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Certified Club Coach by USA Weightlifting. Over the years, MTS has worked with variety of clients including Division I Universities, private physical therapy clinics, large market health systems, personal training studios, and high schools. As a Sports Medicine Instructor for TRX™ and a Master Instructor for Innovative Fitness Solutions, Mitch has trained professional athletes in MLB, the NFL, MLS as well as numerous Olympic Athletes. He works with all populations and currently serves as the Prevention, Rehab, and Physical Performance Coordinator for 16 sports, as well as the strength and conditioning coach for Women’s basketball and Volleyball at Missouri State University. At MSU, he utilizes his knowledge of performance enhancement and sports medicine to coordinate the rehab and injury prevention programs for all varsity sports while also improving the athletic performance for the Lady Bears teams. His areas of interest include functional movement and biomechanics, high-speed treadmill training, and metabolics. Mitch is a noted national speaker and has co-presented with Dr. James Andrews numerous times at the prestigious Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He has also been published in numerous professional journals as well as online publications.

Janet Hamilton, MA, RCEP, CSCS

Janet Hamilton, MA, RCEP, CSCS has over 25 years of experience coaching runners of all ages and abilities and was voted Best Running Coach in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine 2015. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and served as an instructor for the Road Runners Club of America coaching certification program from 2005 - 2012. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Runner's World, Men's Health, Women's Health, Self, Shape, Health and Competitor Magazines and serves on the Advisory Board for Runner's World. Janet has helped beginners as well as age-group winners achieve their success because her focus is on maximizing performance while minimizing risk of injury.

Paul Thompson

Paul's early running years were in the United Kingdom where he grew up, running for traditional harriers clubs in the Midlands, South London and West Yorkshire and representing town, county and region. He spent several years living and running in the tropics (Singapore and Malaysia) and then in 2004 moved to New York. At 40 he enterd the realm of masters running. Paul has consistently been the top masters’ runner in the New York area and often ranked as one of the top masters runners in the US by Running Times and UK by Athletics Weekly.

Board of Directors

Brad Curtis

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Navin Ram

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Loren Landow

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Dr. Dan Trathen

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Zane Beadles