Joe Eisenmann, Ph.D.

Joe Eisenmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Exercise Science


Academic Affairs

Dr. Joe Eisenmann is a diverse scholar-practitioner with 30 years of experience as a professor, researcher, sport scientist, coach educator, strength & conditioning coach, and youth sports coach. He completed the PhD at Michigan State University in 2000 and has held faculty positions at the University of Wyoming, York University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, and University of Nebraska-Kearney. He also holds visiting professorships at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Saskatchewan.

In 2012, Dr. Eisenmann founded and directed Spartan Performance at Michigan State University, and has also collaborated with USA Football, USA Hockey, and the English Premier League on their long-term athlete development models. Most recently, he served as the Head of Strength & Conditioning at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

His general areas of scholarship focus on youth health & fitness, youth sports performance, and applied sports science. He has published 180 peer-reviewed scientific papers that have been cited nearly 20,000 times which places him among the world’s top of 100,000 scientists and one of only 600 in sport science.

At Lakeland, Dr. Eisenmann will lead efforts in the Exercise Science program including teaching courses that involve practical, hands-on application of academic principles and research that bridges the gap between exercise science and Muskie Athletics.

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