Dr. William Kraemer

Senior Advisor for Sports Performance and Sports Sciences

William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., retired as a full professor from The Ohio State University in January of 2022 after a distinguished career in academics and research.  He now follows his passion as a Senior Advisor in Sports Performance and Sports Sciences in the Athletic Department at The Ohio State University.  As a scientist he is ranked by Google Scholars to be in the 0.5-1% in the field.  In 2016 he was ranked the No. 1 Sports Scientist in the world.  A former collegiate football player at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and one who has also coached football, wrestling and strength and conditioning on the secondary and collegiate levels he became well known in the world of strength and conditioning being one of the pioneers in the field.  In fact, he was the one who helped coined the term “bridging the gap between the science and the practitioner” for the National Strength and Conditioning Association due to his extraordinary insights and experiences in both fields. He has held full professorships at the Pennsylvania State University, Ball State University and the University of Connecticut along with appointments at their medical schools.  In 2016 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland for the impact of his research worldwide.  From 1984 to 1987 he was a commissioned officer in the United States Army working in the Exercise Physiology Division at the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Massachusetts.   Dr. Kraemer has published 12 books and over 500 peer reviewed papers in the scientific literature and a multitude of other educational publications.  He is a Fellow in several organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the International Society of Sports Nutrition and American Nutrition Association and is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Physiological Society.  He is a past president of the NSCA and has served on the Board of Trustees for the ACSM and has been a chapter president and honor award winner.  Dr. Kraemer has received many other awards including the NSCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and with the Outstanding Sport Scientist Award named in his honor in 2006.  In 2020 he was awarded the Citation Award from the ACSM.  The wide variety of experiences in both research and practice has allowed for research translation to sports performance and sports science.