Dr. Matt Jordan, a native of Ottawa, Canada, moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1992 to train at the Olympic Oval as a competitive athlete. Shortly after arriving in Calgary, Matt began to focus on a career as a strength and conditioning coach. As Matt completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology he competed in Olympic style weightlifting and participated in several styles of martial arts.
Dr. Matt Jordan holds a PhD in Medical Science and a Masters in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in neuromuscular physiology. Matt’s PhD research focused on return to sport neuromuscular monitoring for athletes with ACL injury. His Masters research focused on the effects of whole-body vibration on neuromuscular function. Matt has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed articles and regularly presents at scientific conferences.
More than 30 World & Olympic Medallists
Over his career, Matt was the personal strength coach to 30 World and Olympic medalists, and has worked with elite athletes in many sports including speed skating, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, hockey, football, volleyball and mixed martial arts. Matt has also helped many developing athletes and members of the general public with their health, fitness and performance goals.
Specializing in Athlete Monitoring & Knowledge Transfer
One of Matt’s passions is providing mentorship and educational opportunities for applied sport practitioners and transferring his training methods/research to professional sports organizations to optimize athlete performance. Matt also provides online internship opportunities for developing strength coaches and regularly travels across North America and Europe to lecture on strength and power training for elite athletes.