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Stephen P Bird


Dr Stephen Bird is a well-known author, speaker and researcher with expertise in elite athlete preparation and nutritional supplementation.


Doctor of Philosophy (Exercise Physiology), Charles Sturt University, Australia
Thesis: Influence of nutritive interventions on biochemical signals and markers of myofibrillar protein degradation following acute and chronic resistance exercise in untrained men
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal (2006)
National Strength and Conditioning Association Graduate Research Award (2005)

Bachelor of Human Movement (Honours) Class 1, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Thesis: Effect of circadian rhythm on hormonal responses during and following a single weight lifting session
Awards: International Society for Chronobiology Scholar Award (2004)

Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise Science), Charles Sturt University, Australia
Double major: Exercise Science and PDHPE


Level 3 Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCA-L3)
Australian Strength & Conditioning Association

Professional Coaching Accreditation Scheme: Professional (PCAS-P)
Australian Strength & Conditioning Association

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA

Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E)*
National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA

Registered Nutritionist, Human Nutrition (RNutr)
Nutrition Society of Australia

Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Exercise Scientist
Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Level 2 Anti‑Doping, Medical Practitioners & Athlete Medical Support
Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority

I have learnt, I pass on – through coach education, strength & conditioning, athletic assessment, recovery management and fatigue monitoring.