Diets, Training Plans

Ashley Kavanaugh | PhD
Specialties: Weightlifting


  • B.S. University of Dayton: Exercise Science
  • M.A. East Tennessee State University: Exercise Physiology and Performance
  • Ph.D. East Tennessee State University: Sport Physiology and Performance

Past Coaching & Sport Science-Related Positions

  • Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN
    • Assistant Weightlifting Coach, ETSU U.S. Olympic Training Site
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach & Sport Science Consultant:
      • AVP/NVL Beach Volleyball Pro

  • Indoor & Beach Volleyball, Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Florida)
    • NCAA Division I Volleyball, Golf, Sprinters, Jumpers, and Women’s Basketball, ETSU; Rowing, Univ. Dayton

Professional Certifications

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Advanced Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Local Weightlifting Competitions Referee
  • The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry Level 2 Accredited Anthropometrist

Professional Publications

  • Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
  • Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning
  • European Journal of Sport Science

Courses Taught

  • Instrumentation in Exercise and Sport Science
  • Neuromotor Control
  • Sports Conditioning & Training
  • Exercise Physiology I (Muscle Metabolism)
  • Sport Nutrition

Competitive History & Current Training
Ashley has competed in a variety of sports ranging from bobsled and weightlifting at the national level to local long-distance running competitions.

Currently, her training is focused on strength and hypertrophy.