Kinesiology Professor Receives Prestigious National Award


Jacksonville State University’s Dr. Jeff Chandler received a 2017 career award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) award. These distinguished awards are handed each year to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the strength and conditioning community throughout their careers. 

One of four professionals recognized by the NSCA, Chandler served as Professor and Department Head of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Jacksonville State University from January 1, 2006 to July 1, 2013. Currently, he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Kinesiology.

Prior to his appointment to JSU, Chandler served as Professor and Department Chair of Exercise Science, Sport, and Recreation at Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. Chandler has 12 years of experience in a clinical sports medicine setting serving as Director of Sports Medicine Research at the Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center.  He has 10 years of experience teaching health and physical education and coaching in the Bremen City School system, Bremen, Ga.

Chandler is the Editor in Chief of the Strength and Conditioning Journal, the professional journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, serving in that position since 1998.  He has served as editor of Performance Training JournalTactical Strength and Conditioning Report and Personal Training Quarterly.

Chandler is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (1990) and a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (2007).  He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (with distinction) CSCS, *D, and a certified personal trainer (with distinction) NSCA-CPT, *D through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Chandler edited a textbook for LWW, Strength and Conditioning for Human Performance, and was the author of a book on conditioning for tennis, Tennis Training, Enhancing On-Court Performance

In March of 2009, Chandler was inducted as a Fellow into the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Professionals.  The North American Society (NAS) recognizes outstanding professionals with at least 20 years of service from the allied professions of health education, physical education, recreation, sport and dance in North America.

“Congratulations to all the award winners for these well-deserved awards,” said NSCA Executive Director Michael Massik. “Each of these individuals have changed many lives and exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have them as part of our community.”

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world. For more information on the association, please click here.

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Photo: Jeff Chandler (JSU/Matt Reynolds courtesy).