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 from The University of Alabama in Human Performance; a Master of Science in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University; and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing 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 instructed 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 a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Condition Association, as well as a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) by the American College of Sports Medicine.
He is originally from Murfreesboro, TN, and is married to his wife Dara. In his spare time he enjoys training, spending time with family and his Airedale terrier, Watson.