2004 California State University, B.S.
2006 California State University, M.S.
2010 Florida State University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtExercise Testing and Prescription
Jacob Wilson’s specialization is on the effects of amino acids, their metabolites and resistance training on skeletal muscle tissue morphology (hypertrophy and sarcopenia), adipose tissue, strength, and function in young and aging populations.
Professional and Community Activities:Since moving to Florida in 2006, Wilson has conducted extensive research on beta-hydroxy-beta methylbutyrate, the metabolite of the amino acid leucine. Using state of the art magnetic resonance technology, he and his colleagues found that HMB was able to attenuate the normal fat gain that is found from young to middle age. Even more intriguing was the finding that HMB was able to prevent age related losses in muscle fiber dimensions.
In addition to this research, Wilson has analyzed how to optimize protein intake for resistance trained athletes, as well as studied ideal warm up conditions for endurance athletes. Wilson’s current goals are to establish a state of the art human performance laboratory at The University of Tampa. In addition to the selected publications listed below, Wilson has spoken at several national and international conferences including Experimental Biology, American College of Sports medicine and the International Society of Sports Nutrition annual conference.
Honors and Awards2009 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