Sports Training Adviser:
About the Author

Dr. Denise K. Wood is a professional educator and track/strength coach from Knoxville, TN with special expertise in motor learning and skill acquisition. For over 40 years she has worked with a wide range of athletes from youth to Olympians.

Dr. Wood is a former USA Track and Field National Champion and world class competitor who represented the US on numerous National Teams during the 1970s and 1980s. As a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee during the peak of her athletic career she developed many Conference Champions, All Americans, and Olympians. .

Dr. Wood is currently Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Track Coach at South Doyle High School in Knoxville, TN. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds USA Weightlifting's Advanced Sport Performance Certification

Dr. Wood is a USATF/IAAF Coaching Education Level 2 and 3 instructor, a reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education, and serves on the National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence. 

She earned her B.A. from Montclair State University in Health and Physical Education with teacher licensure, and both her M.S. and Ed.D. in Exercise Science from The University of Tennessee with concentrations in Motor Learning, Sport Psychology, and Research Design/Statistical Analysis. 

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