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Jacob Wilson


Jacob Wilson

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.

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Courses Taught: Exercise Testing and Prescription
Sports Supplements
Health Science

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.  

Selected Publications: 

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. 4(6):6.

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.

Wilson, J.M.,Grant, 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), 854-859.

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 research

Honors and Awards: 2013 Terry J. Housh Young Investigator of the Year Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association
2013 Student Research Advisor of the Year (College of Natural and Health Sciences) 
2012 Recognized as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction by the National Strength and Conditioning Association  
2012 Student Research Advisor of the Year (College of Natural and Health Sciences) 
2011 Presenter of the Year Award at the International Society of Sports Nutrition National Conference, Las Vegas Nevada  
2011 Unsung Hero Award for Outstanding Teaching (University of Tampa)
2009 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