After studying in the United States Sports Academy’s doctoral program and working on the institution’s campus, Dr. Jason Williams has been hired as a member of the teaching faculty at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Fla.

Williams worked at the Academy for three years as a doctoral teaching assistant until his graduation, when he earned his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with a Sports Health and Fitness specialization. He was recently hired as a teaching faculty member in FSU’s College of Human Sciences, teaching strength and conditioning and applied physiology courses.

“I really enjoyed my time at the Academy,” Williams said. “The Academy attracts high quality people, from everyone on the staff to the faculty and leadership. At the Academy I was fortunate to be able to work with, and learn from, some of the best sports minds in the nation. Working as a doctoral teaching assistant and earning my degree from the Academy really put me in a position to succeed.”

While working on the Academy campus and studying toward his doctoral degree, Williams was given the opportunity to develop academic courses for the institution. This opportunity would eventually help Williams to land his teaching role at FSU.

“My experience in course development and training from the Academy set me apart in the interview,” Williams said. “I can’t thank the Academy enough for helping me advance in my career.”

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Idaho, where he attended on a full football scholarship, and dual master’s degrees in business administration and sports business management from the University of Central Florida. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), certified Master Trainer from the International Sport Science Association, and an XPS Performance Specialist, among numerous other certifications.

He also works as an adjunct faculty member for the International Sports Science Association in Carpinteria, Calif.

“I love the Academy because the people who teach its courses are amazing and they really want you to succeed,” Williams said. “The Academy faculty is made up of some of the best minds in sports. They are as smart, or smarter, than anyone in education and that is a great asset for students.”

Williams is also certified by Precision Nutrition, Functional Movement Systems and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also certified as a performance specialist by EXOS. Williams has been the owner of Williams Sports and Fitness in Foley, Ala. and has been an academic advisor at Columbia Southern University and a realtor with Meyer Real Estate in Orange Beach, Ala. Williams also spent time as an account executive for the New Orleans Hornets basketball team.

In addition to his work in the sports field, Williams has also been heavily involved in Christian ministry, working as a ministry leader and co-children’s pastor at Liberty Church in Foley, Ala., for seven years. He also worked one year as the volunteer athletic director for South Baldwin Christian Academy in Gulf Shores, Ala.