Bio For Patrick Jacobs, PhD FISSN
Patrick Jacobs, PhD FISSN

Dr. Patrick Jacobs, Ph.D. is the Director/Owner of Superior Performance, a Contract Research Organization. Dr. Jacobs earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Arizona University and was awarded his PhD in Exercise Physiology by the University of Miami. Dr. Jacobs has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and published abstracts in professional publications.

Dr. Jacobs has earned Fellow status with the International Society of Sports Nutrition, as well as the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

He is currently the Managing Editor of the new text “Strength and Conditioning for Special Populations” which will serve as the supporting text for the NSCA certification - Certified Special Populations Specialist. 

Dr. Jacobs has a balanced background in teaching, research, and sports performance training. He serves on the Editorial Board of the ISSN and is a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Dr. Jacobs also serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals including the International Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.


Dr. Jacobs has served in numerous roles in the area of human performance enhancement. While functioning as a strength and conditioning coach at major US universities, Dr. Jacobs coordinated the physical conditioning programs of very successful team and individual sports including multiple national championship football and baseball teams. He has supervised the conditioning programs of several first round NFL draft choices. Dr. Jacobs has also coached elite champions in sports ranging from powerlifting (World record holders) to Indy car racing (Indy 500 winner). He has also assisted with the physiological testing, education, and supervision of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dr. Jacobs’ research interests include sports supplementation, whole body vibration, functional electrical stimulation, and exercise programming for persons with disability.