With over 250 participants in attendance in 2018, the 6th Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference to be held on March 30, 2019 is projected to be the largest yet. Hosted by the Center for Health and Human Performance at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health and presented in conjunction with the International Society of Sports Nutrition, a preconference clinic and the main conference will take place at two locations on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus.
The conference features clinical and applied research from some of the top scientists and practitioners in the exercise science field, offering attendees the unique opportunity to learn the application of this research in optimizing human performance. Highlights for this year’s conference include lectures on sport nutrition supplementation and the elite athlete, the role of genetics in obesity, nutritional considerations for healthy aging, and the fascination with all things caffeine. The conference will culminate in a round table discussion from three current NFL strength coaches including discussions of current sport science and strength and conditioning trends within the NFL.
The preconference clinic held at the Center for Health and Human Performance on March 29th offers participants hands-on experience in a small group atmosphere. This year’s clinic features physical therapists, strength and conditioning professionals, and sport coaches. These top experts in the field of strength and conditioning will demonstrate weight lifting techniques, movement assessments, and considerations for long term athlete development. Register now as spaces are limited to the first 25 participants.
This two-day conference is the biggest event of the year for the Center for Health and Human Performance and exemplifies the mission of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Health (IFNH) to provide advanced training and develop community-centric educational programs that aid in elevating New Jersey to become the healthiest state and the model for the nation.
Conference information and registration: https://ifnh.rutgers.edu/centers/health-human-performance/conference.html