Dr. Joel Seedman, PhD

Dr. Joel Seedman, PhD

With over 15 years of personal and team training, strength coaching, and nutritional counseling experience, Dr. Joel Seedman works with a wide variety of clientele--from amateur to professional athletes, and from adolescent to elderly individuals.  

Dr. Seedman takes a holistic approach to training, incorporating the best of neuromuscular physiology, motor learning, exercise physiology, sports nutrition and supplementation, biomechanics, sport psychology, bioenergetics, arthrokinematics, and functional anatomy to aid his clients. In order to maximize performance and health, Dr. Seedman focuses on improve his clients' muscle function and movement mechanics. By doing this, all characteristics of performance, fitness, and health improve-no matter the athlete or training goal.

In addition to working with clients, Dr. Seedman also continues to research, identify, and write about the best and most effective training techniques for optimizing performance, fitness, and health. His writings are featured in national publications and are recognized as among the very best in the industry. He writes and speaks on a wide variety of topics related to exercise science including: athletic performance, bodybuilding, powerlifting, movement patterns, inflammation, muscle function, strength and conditioning, foot/ankle training, rapid eccentric isometrics, eccentric isometrics, and sports nutrition. 



  • Ph.D., Kinesiology. University of Georgia (2013)

  • M.S., Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Indiana University (2007)

  • B.S., Exercise Science, Indiana University (2005)


  • Sport/Athletic Performance Enhancement Certifications:

    • National Strength & Conditioning Assoc (NSCA) – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

    • US Olympic Weightlifting Assoc (USAW) – Cert. Olympic Weightlifting Coach (USAWI)

    • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) – Weight Training Specialist

    • Functional Movement Screening Specialist (FMS)

  • Personal Training Certifications:

    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Health Fitness Instructor (HFI)

    • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

    • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • Nutrition Certifications:

    • International Fitness Specialists Assoc (IFPA) – Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist

    • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) – Sports Nutrition Specialist

    • International Sports Sciences Assoc (ISSA) – Specialist in Performance Nutrition (SPN)

    • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Assoc (NESTA) – Fitness Nutrition Coach

  • Specialty Certifications

    • International Fitness Specialists Assoc (IFPA) – Advanced Weight Management Specialist

    • Aerobics and Fitness Assoc of America (AFAA) – Kickboxing Instructor Certification

    • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) – Endurance Training Specialist

  • Highest Distinction Certifications:

    • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) – Master Trainer

    • International Fitness Specialists Assoc (IFPA) – Master Personal Fitness Trainer (MPFT- Advanced Specialist)

  • Safety and Emergency Certifications

    • American Red Cross – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified (CPR)

    • American Red Cross – Automated External Defibrillator Certified (AED)

    • American Red Cross – First Aid Certified