Featured image for post: Philadelphia Eagles’ Josh Hingst to Speak at Barton on March 17th

Philadelphia Eagles’ Josh Hingst to Speak at Barton on March 17th

WILSON, N.C. — March 10, 2016 — The Exercise Science Program at Barton College is pleased to welcome Josh Hingst, head strength and conditioning coach for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, as the featured speaker for an Open Forum scheduled for Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m. The program will be held in Howard Chapel and is open the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend.

In addition to being recognized as a prominent strength and conditioning coach and nutrition expert, Hingst is the co-author of “The Athletes Guide to Sport Nutrition,” which was published by Human Kinetics, the leading publishing house in the exercise science field. In 2013, he was the recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Nutritional Research Award.

Hingst joined the Eagles as the strength and conditioning coach during the 2013 offseason after spending the previous season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to joining the Jaguars in 2012, he served as the director of sports nutrition at Nebraska from 2009-2011 and also spent the 2008 season with the Atlanta Falcons as the team’s nutritionist.

At Nebraska, Hingst directed body composition analysis, nutrition education, performance fueling strategies, and counseling for sports supplements and hydration. In addition, he coordinated menus and education at the Nebraska training table and planned meals on the road for various Nebraska teams.

He is a registered dietitian and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Before his stint in Atlanta, Hingst spent five years in strength and conditioning and sports nutrition capacities at Florida State University, where he earned his master’s degree in clinical nutrition with an emphasis in sports nutrition.

A native of Hooper, Neb., Hingst received his bachelor’s degrees in nutritional sciences and dietetics and exercise science from Nebraska in 2001. He also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Huskers while enrolled as a student.

For additional information about this upcoming program, please contact Dr. Tim Dornemann, assistant professor of exercise science and director of sports performance in the School of Allied Health and Sport Studies at Barton College, at 252-399-6534 or tdornemann@barton.edu.