- M.S. The University of Texas at Austin (Kinesiology)
- M.Ed. University of Minnesota (Kinesiology)
- CSCCa Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Sam has worked as a personal trainer and strength coach in college, university, and private settings since 2010. Over the past six years, he has developed a specialty in teaching individuals with a wide range of experience and ability levels to exercise effectively and safely. Previous clients include students, faculty and staff, collegiate athletes, and individuals with a range of injuries and special needs. He has designed programs for and trained collegiate athletes at The University of Texas, the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, and St. Olaf College.
Sam is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Physical Education) at The University of Texas at Austin. His research helps understand and improve the education of collegiate strength and conditioning coaches.
Training specialties: general fitness and weight loss, athletic performance training, weight training, kettlebell training, functional fitness, movement correction, and injury prevention.