Founding Mother: Evolution of Human Performance in Law Enforcement with Guest Dr. Kelly Kennedy, PhD, CSCS


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Founding Mother: Evolution of Human Performance in Law Enforcement with Guest Dr. Kelly Kennedy, PhD, CSCS.
Join Doc's Sarah & Alyse for a laid-back conversation about human performance in law enforcement! We are joined by the wonderful Dr. Kelly Kennedy, PhD, CSCS, a subjective matter expert in law enforcement and strength coach. We discuss the evolution of HPO in law enforcement since the beginning, why law enforcement falls under tactical, the importance of giving your client's the opportunity to be successful as well as locking in their drive by narrowing down what makes them feel proud.
Kelly Kennedy, PhD is one of the nation’s leading experts in fitness training for police. While working for the largest Police Department in the Southeast United States, she has physically trained and tested over 3,700 police recruits and officers since 1999. During this time she has lectured on physical fitness to classes for Police, Corrections and specialized units such as the Special Response Team, Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), and Defensive Tactics Instructor. She lead the design of a large tactical obstacle course, and was a part of a committee to create a pretest physical fitness screening for the members of the RDF. Additionally, she created a physical screening standard for readiness for the Aviation Unit, Marine Patrol Unit and served as the project manager of a team of physiologists in the development of the minimum standards for fitness for the job of Police officer, K-9 unit and Special Response Team.
In 2003 she started an education and consulting company called Fit-to-Enforce that takes her all over the country teaching and consulting law enforcement. She has worked as a Subject Matter Expert in physical fitness for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and has served on the editorial review for the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Report.
Kelly is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Certified from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). She is a past certified Level 1 Sport Performance Coach from USAW, for 10 years was a Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, currently Certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and earned a PhD in Global Leadership from Lynn University.

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