Meet Jacob Wilson
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Education: 2004 California State University, B.S.
2006 California State University, M.S.
2010 Florida State University, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Exercise Testing and Prescription
Career Specialties: Jacob Wilson’s research is centered around the training and nutrition variables that enhance skeletal muscle mass, strength and power.
Professional and Community Activities: In keeping with UT’s dedication to experiential learning, Wilson’s teaching philosophy revolves around practical application of scientific concepts, which is why he and his colleagues developed a place to give students the experience of actively participating in research. The state-of-the-art Human Performance lab has established itself as one of the most advanced in the nation and gives students the unparalleled opportunity to contribute to and lead their own studies.
Wilson conducts research in the lab overseeing a team of student researchers juggling multiple studies with the help of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding the lab’s prestigious work has garnered. Wilson’s research has covered the cellular, molecular and whole body changes in muscle size, strength and power in response to resistance training and nutrition interventions. On these topics, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and abstracts.
Wilson has presented at many major conferences, including most recently at the 2013 National Strength and Conditioning Association and International Society for Sport Nutrition conferences in summer 2013. At the NSCA conference, he received the Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year award, which recognizes a researcher with seven or fewer years in the field for his or her significant contributions to applied exercise and sport science. Wilson’s next goal is to continue his colleagues’ and his work cultivating the University’s graduate program in exercise science and nutrition.
Wilson, J.M., Kim, J-S.,
Lee, S-R., Wilson, G.J., Sommer, B.,
Colon, J., Diah, T., Mendez, D., Kingsley, J.D., & Panton, L.B. (2009). Acute and timing effects of
beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) on indirect markers of skeletal muscle
damage. Nutrition & Metabolism.
Wilson, J. M., Hornbuckle,
L. M., Kim, J-S., Sommer, B. A., Lee, S-R., Diah, T., Dalmeau, B., Mendez, D.,
& Panton, L. B. (2010). Effects of static stretching on energy cost and
running endurance performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 24(9):2274-9.
Wilson, J.M., Wilson,
G.J., Zourdos, M.C., Smith, A.E., & Stout, J.R. (2010). Beta-alanine
supplementation improves aerobic and anaerobic indices of performance. The Strength and Conditioning Journal. 32(1):71-78.
Wilson, JM, Miller, AL, Szymanski, DJ, Duncan NM, Andersen, JC, Alcantara, ZG,
Bergman, CJ, Morrison TJ. (2012). The effects of warming up with various weighted implements on
batting force, velocity, and electromyography determined muscle activation. Journal of
Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(9): 2317–2323.
Wilson, JM, Loenneke, JP, Jo E, Wilson, GJ, Zourdos, MC,
& Kim, JS. (2012) The effects of endurance, strength, and power training on
muscle fiber type shifting. Journal of
Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(6):1724-9.
Wilson, J.M., Marin, P.,
Rhea, M., Wilson, S. M. C., Loenneke, J.P., & Andersen, J.C. (2012).
Concurrent training meta analysis: Examining the interference effects of
endurance training on resistance training outcomes. Journal of Strength and
Conditioning Research. 26 (8): 2293-2307.
S.C., Masad, I.S., Lee, S-R., Henning, P.C., Park, Y-M., Panton, L.B., &
Kim, J-S. (YEAR). Beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl-butyrate blunts negative age-related
changes in body composition, functionality and myofiber dimensions in
rats. Journal of the International
Society of Sports Nutrition. 9(1)18
Wilson, J. M., Duncan, N.
M., Marin, P. J., Brown, L. E., Loenneke, J. P., Wilson, S. M., ... &
Ugrinowitsch, C. (2013). Meta-Analysis of Postactivation Potentiation and
Power: Effects of Conditioning Activity, Volume, Gender, Rest Periods, and
Training Status. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27(3),
Wilson, J. M., Lowery, R.
P., Joy, J. M., Walters, J. A., Baier, S. M., Fuller, J. C., ... &
Rathmacher, J. (2013). β-Hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate free acid reduces markers of exercise-induced muscle
damage and improves recovery in resistance-trained men. British Journal of
Nutrition, 1(1), 1-7.
Wilson, J. M., Lowery, R.
P., Joy, J. M., Loenneke, J. P., & Naimo, M. A. (2013). Practical Blood
Flow Restriction Training Increases Acute Determinants of Hypertrophy Without
Increasing Indices of Muscle Damage. Journal of strength and conditioning
Honors and Awards: 2013
Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award from the National Strength
and Conditioning Association
Student Research Advisor of the Year (College of Natural and Health Sciences)
Recognized as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction
by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Student Research Advisor of the Year (College of Natural and Health
Presenter of the Year Award at the International Society of Sports Nutrition
National Conference, Las Vegas Nevada
Unsung Hero Award for Outstanding Teaching (University of Tampa)
Sandals Research Fellowship, Florida State University
2008 Research and Creativity Award in the college of Human Sciences, Florida
State University for The Effects of Static Stretching on Energy Cost and
Endurance Performance During a 60 minute time trial
2006-2008 College of Human Sciences Doctoral Research Fellowship
2006 Attained Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification,
National Strength and Conditioning Association