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Mark Abel
217 Seaton Center
(859) 257-4091

Mark Abel received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2006. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F). He was awarded the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Practitioner of the Year. His research interests include improving the health, safety, fitness, and occupational performance of tactical populations (i.e., firefighters & law enforcement officers). He is the Director of the Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching to prepare graduate students to become Exercise Scientists and High Performance Coaches with collegiate and professional teams.


Research categories: Tactical Strength & Conditioning, High Performance Coaching