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Nick Winkleman

Nick  Winkelman   is   the   head   of   athletic   performance   &   science   for   the   Irish   Rugby Football Union. His primary role is to oversee the delivery and development of strength & conditioning and sports science across all national (Men and Women | XV’s and 7’s) and provincial teams (Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster). Prior to working for Irish Rugby, Nick was the director of education for EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance), located in Phoenix, AZ. As the director of education, Nick oversaw the development and execution of all internal and external educational initiatives. This included week-long mentorship programs taught in over 20 countries and online courses including the EXOS Performance Specialist Certification. As a performance coach, Nick oversaw the speed and  assessment component  of   the  EXOS  NFL Combine  Development  Program.  This
program supports over 100 athletes a year preparing for the NFL Combine in an effort to maximize their status within the NFL Draft. Nick also supported many athletes within the NFL,   MLB,   NBA,   National   Sport   Organizations,   and   Military.   Nick   received   his Bachelors degree in exercise and sports science through Oregon State University and his Masters  in  strength  and  conditioning  through  Edith  Cowan  University.  Nick  recently completed his PhD through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a dissertation focus in motor learning and sprinting. Nick has certifications through the
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting (USAW), and USA Track and Field (USATF). Nick is an internationally recognized speaker on human  performance  and  coaching  science,  and has  multiple   publications  through  the UKSCA, NSCA and IDEA Health and Fitness.