What is 3rd Party Testing of Dietary Supplements and Why it is Important to Athletes
Recent studies have shown that dietary supplement use among collegiate athletes continues to increase. This session will dive into the importance of independent third-party certification of dietary supplements and why it is important for athletes at all levels of competition.
Brian Jordan RSCC*D, CSCS*D is a certified and registered strength and conditioning coach with 20 years of experience. Jordan spent 16 years in Professional Baseball with the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies organizations serving as Major League strength and conditioning coach, Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator and Minor League strength and conditioning coach. Prior to joining professional baseball, he served as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at the United States Naval Academy.
A native of Prospect Harbor, Maine, Jordan received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College, and also was a pitcher for the Springfield Pride baseball team. He is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS*D) and a longtime member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), an international member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and former member of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS). As a member of the PBSCCS, Jordan served as both the Major League and Minor League Strength and Conditioning representative for the National League.
Jordan has spent the last several years as the Certified for Sport® Technical Manager at NSF International. In his role at NSF International, he continues to work with professional and amateur sports leagues as an educator on dietary supplements and the Certified for Sport® certification program. Brian’s diverse background in athletics, sports science and dietary supplements lends a unique perspective to his many speaking engagements.