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Meet the Strength & Performance Coaching Certificate Faculty & Staff

The Strength & Performance Coaching Certificate faculty is comprised of experienced professionals who hold advanced degrees in Exercise & Sport Science (Ph.D. and Masters), multiple certifications (CSCS, USA-W, TSAC-F, etc.), and who have hundreds of hours coaching clients of all backgrounds.


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Dr. Nick Dinan

Nick DinanDr. Nick Dinan is the current Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Midland University and designer of the Strength and Performance Coaching Certificate. Nick is passionate about advancing emerging sport performance evidence into practical applications within the field of coaching and performance. He has extensive experience coaching athletes, general health clients, and clinical populations. Nick has spent the last 7 years teaching in Higher Education as an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Hastings College (2016-2021) and Associate Professor of Health Science at Midland University (2021-2023). Nick’s research interests relate to performance nutrition (Creatine timing) and muscle/ environmental physiology (Response of Interleukin-6 to hot, cold, and temperate environments). Over the course of his career, Nick has developed an Exercise Science Lab, Strength and Performance Center, and most recently, the Warrior Health and Performance Lab at Midland University.  Nick earned his Ph.D. in Health Science with an emphasis in Human and Sport Performance from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a B.S. in Exercise Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University where he also played collegiate basketball.


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Meghan Christensen
Meghan Christensen

Enrollment Specialist
Email Address: christensenm@midlandu.edu 
Phone Number: 402-941-6079

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Brady Woudstra

Associate Vice President of CGPS Operations
Email Address: woudstra@midlandu.edu
Phone Number: 402-941-6394

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