Jay Hoffman

Dr. Jay Hoffman is the Chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. He holds the rank of full professor. Dr. Hoffman is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. A dual citizen of the United States and Israel, Dr. Hoffman served in the Israeli Air Force, culminating his military career by holding the post of Commander of the Israeli Air Force Physiological Unit with a rank of Major. 

Sports science

Dr. Hoffman holds a unique perspective in his sport science background. Prior to his academic career he signed free agent contracts with the NY Jets and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. Recent honors and awards bestowed upon Dr. Hoffman include: 2007 Outstanding Sport Scientist of the Year from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), 2005 Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the Neag School of Education Alumni Society of the University of Connecticut, 2003 Educator of the Year NSCA, and 2003 Neag School of Education Outstanding Alumni Research Award (University of Connecticut). Dr. Hoffman served three years on the Board of Directors of the NSCA and also served as Vice-President. 

Sports science advisor

Dr. Hoffman is the sports science advisor to Major League Baseball Strength Coaches and is assisting them in developing a steroid education program for baseball. In addition, Dr. Hoffman consults with several Major League Baseball and National Hockey League teams on sport science and sport supplementation.


Dr. Hoffman has published more than 125 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals. His books Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance and Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health were published by Human Kinetics. A Practical Guide to Designing Resistance Training Programs and Total Fitness for Baseball were published by Coaches Choice.