Andrew Cochran, PhD, CSCS

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 B.Sc. in Human Kinetics (Hon.) at St. Francis Xavier University, followed by his master’s and doctoral degrees in exercise physiology at McMaster University.  His graduate research focused high-intensity interval training (HIIT)-induced augmentation of human skeletal muscle oxidative capacity, and how nutritional manipulation/supplementation may modulate its adaptation.  While completing his studies at McMaster, Andrew simultaneously worked in Strength & Conditioning with McMaster Football for 5 years (2011 CIS Champions), as well as within the McMaster Human Performance Laboratory.  Following his doctoral degree, Andrew worked for 2 years as a Sports Physiologist with Rowing Canada Aviron before transitioning to a full-time S&C role in 2014. His current focus is in the physical performance preparation of athletes within the sports of diving, beach volleyball, and curling.   

Professional Affiliations: 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Research Interests: 
  • Nutrition and Supplementation
  • Vertical Jump
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)