Dr. Nick Bacon joined Belmont University and the Department of Sport Science as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2010. Dr. Bacon earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Alabama in Human Performance; a Master of Science degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University; and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from Western Kentucky University.
During his graduate work, he served as a graduate teaching assistant for both The University of Alabama and Western Kentucky University. He taught exercise physiology, field experiences, and health and wellness courses. His research interests include implementing open-handed training to improve athletic performance, and comparing barefoot versus shod running.
Dr. Bacon is certified by the National Strength and Condition Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) by the American College of Sports Medicine.
He is originally from Murfreesboro, TN, and is married to his wife, Dara, and has a son, Uriah. In his spare time he enjoys training, and spending time with family and his dog, Shasta.