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Tim Dornemann, Ed.D.

Dr. Tim Dornemann is an associate professor in the School of Allied Health and Sport Sciences and the director of the exercise science program at Barton College. As director, Dr. Dornemann oversees both the Exercise Science undergraduate program and the Kinesiology master’s program at Barton College. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he previously served as the director of sports performance and oversaw the Strength and Conditioning programs for all athletic teams. Dr. Dornemann was named Lincoln Financial Faculty Member of the Year for 2016 – 2017. His research interests include exploring the use of vibration training and rotary inertial training for athletic development.

Dr. Dornemann volunteers as the director of educational programs for Sports Performance Sciences (SPS), an organization that conducts performance-enhancement education programs internationally and develops conditioning programs combined with character-development programming domestically. Two of the projects he developed for SPS have been published by Linus Publishing – PowerRev “Four Laws of Victory” Character Development Program: Build Successful Teams and Athletes by Teaching Lessons That Transcend Sports and PowerRev Youth Athletic Development Program: Building Champions in Sports and in Life. He also has written a third book, Russian Vibration Training: The Mikheev Method, published by Heathy Learning.

Through the international branch of SPS, International Performance Sciences, he has worked with the Philippine Olympic Committee and India national wrestling team. He currently serves as a member of the United States Sports Academy’s national faculty and has taught for the sports academy in Malaysia and Thailand.

Dr. Dornemann graduated from Rockford University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his doctorate of education in sports management with an emphasis in sports fitness and health and a specialization in leadership from the United States Sports Academy. He was first certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1992 and previously served as a volunteer assistant strength coach in the intercollegiate athletic program at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Dornemann is currently reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE) and a member of the CASCE standards committee.

Dornemann’s certifications include:

  • NSCA:Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS); Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D)
  • NASM:Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES); Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • NASE:Level II Certified Speed Specialist
  • Original Strength: Original Strength Certified Professional
  • USAW: Sports Performance Coaching Certification
  • FMS: Level 1 and 2