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Jim Fitzsimmons, Ed.D.

University of Nevada, Reno
Director of Fitness and Recreational Sports
Jim Fitzsimmons, Ed.D., is the director of fitness and recreational sports at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has more than 28 years of experience in strength and conditioning, clinical exercise, teaching and coaching as well as facility management, operations, design and construction. Fitzsimmons speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of fitness facility design and programming, human work capacity and health, dose response of exercise intensity, and volume density training. He co-authored the university’s kinesiology program of study and continues to teach in the major on the topics of chronic disease and exercise and principles of training and conditioning. His research on the influence student fitness centers play in the recruitment and success of students was influential in the construction of the $50 million Wiegand Fitness Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
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