ISSA Founders, Advisors, Course and Continuing Education Authors

The International Sports Sciences Association's advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, the hundreds of professional publications, and college text books they have authored, is the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.

While others talk about their "experts" we urge you to see for yourself and take an in depth look at their biographies, publications, and accomplishments.

We're confident you'll see why ISSA is truly the World Leader in Fitness Education

Dr. Sal Arria Frederick C. Hatfield Charles Staley Patrick S. Gamboa Dr. Jack Barnathan Karl Knopf Bill Pearl Warren Potash Dr. Thomas Fahey Jane Frederick Dr. Gordon

E.J. 'Doc' Kreis Robert Filer Lt. Col. Taylor John Schaeffer John DeFendis John Berardi Kim Dolan Leto LaReine Chabut

E.J. “Doc” Kreis, Ed.D Collegiate and Professional Sports Sciences Advisor

E.J. “Doc” Kreis is co-author of the ISSA's Strength and Conditioning Certification course. Kreis is in his third season as UCLA’s head speed-strength and conditioning coach. In addition to working directly with football and men’s basketball, he oversees all operations in UCLA’s 15,000-square foot weight room.

In 2001, Doc Kreis was named one of ten Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association—the highest honor for a strength and conditioning coach. Doc Kreis was also named National Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year in both 1991–92 and 1994–95, and was the recipient of the 1995 Stan Jones Award. On June 1, 2003, Doc Kreis was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame.

Prior to arriving at UCLA, Doc Kreis spent over ten years as an assistant athletic director and the head coach for speed-strength and conditioning at the University of Colorado. He was also the strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern (1978-80) and Vanderbilt (1980-85).