Stephen Bird | Awards
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Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Change Award, James Cook University (2016)

Innovation and Change Award for establishment of the JCU High Performance Sport Initiative, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University Cairns Campus.

Mentor Coach of the Year, Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Professional Award (2016)

Inaugural ASCA Mentor Coach of the Year – Recognition for outstanding contribution, experience and guidance in mentoring early career strength and conditioning coaches to allow the continual growth and professional development at all levels of the ASCA Professional Coaching Scheme.

Life Membership Award, Western Region Academy of Sport (2015)

Recognition for services in strength and conditioning

Strength of America Award National Strength and Conditioning Association in conjunction with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition – 4x winner (2015)

Strength and Conditioning Program School of Human Movement Studies / Western Region Academy of Sport

Strength of America Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association in conjunction with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (2013/14) – 4x winner

  Excellence in strength and conditioning program delivery for elite youth athletes, Western Region Academy of Sport and School of Human Movement Studies 

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Professional Excellence Charles Sturt University (2012)

Professional excellence at a national and international level in the field of strength and conditioning

Faculty of Education Award for Teaching Charles Sturt University (2012)

Excellence in high quality teaching in strength and conditioning

Western Region Academy of Sport Support Staff of the Year (2012)

Recognition for services in strength and conditioning

NSW Sports Safety Award for Outstanding Education (2009)

Strength and conditioning application and education in pre-elite youth athletes

NSW Sports Safety Award for Injury Prevention (2007)

Movement screening and injury prevention in pre-elite youth athletes

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal (2006)

Inaugural ESSA Medal for most outstanding PhD thesis in field of exercise and sports science across all universities in Australia.
Thesis: Influence of nutritive interventions on biochemical signals and markers of myofibrillar protein degradation following acute and chronic resistance exercise in untrained men

National Strength and Conditioning Association Graduate Research Award (2005)

CHO-induced blunting of cortisol release suppresses 3-methylhistidine excretion following acute resistance exercise in young men

International Society for Chronobiology Scholar Award (2004)

Effect of circadian rhythm on hormone response to acute heavy resistance exercise in young men