Andrew Cochran, PhD

Andrew Cochran
Job Title: 
Strength & Conditioning
Disciplines: 
Strength & Conditioning
Education: 

BSc. (Honours First Class), St. Francis Xavier University

MSc., McMaster University

PhD, McMaster University

Biography: 

Andrew completed his BSc. (Hon.) in Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, followed by his Master of Science and Doctoral Degrees in Exercise Physiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. His graduate research focused on the use of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to improve skeletal muscle oxidative capacity, and how nutritional manipulation can affect these training responses. While completing his graduate research at McMaster, Andrew simultaneously worked as a strength and conditioning coach for 5 years with McMaster Varsity Football (2011 CIS Champions, 2012 CIS Finalists), and also as a research assistant, providing physiological testing services to varsity and high-performance athletes. Andrew joined CSIO in January 2013 as a Sport Physiologist, before transitioning to a full-time strength and conditioning role in January 2015. Prior to the CSIO, Andrew worked with Rowing Canada’s Senior National Rowing Programs for 2 years. He currently works with athletes in a variety of disciplines including canoe/kayak, tennis, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • International Society for the Advancements of Kinanthropometry – Level 1 Certified
  • Ontario Weightlifting Association
Research Interests: 
  • Effects of Nutrition and Supplementation on Human Performance and Training Adaptation
  • High-Intensity Interval Training