Dr. Tyler Williams is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Samford University. Since arriving at Samford in the fall of 2017, he has taught multiple strength and conditioning related courses including theoretical and applied strength and conditioning, athletic performance, sport nutrition, and research in Kinesiology. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the Coordinator of the SamFit Community Fitness Testing Program, a program through the School of Health Professions which provides fitness and performance assessments for athletes and community members in the greater Birmingham, AL area. Furthermore, Williams is a fellow for the Center for Sports Analytics at Samford University.
Williams earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science and PhD in Human Performance from the University of Alabama. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and continues his research investigating various resistance training strategies and ergogenic aids to enhance muscular fitness and athletic performance. He frequently presents his research at state, regional, and national conferences. As a professor at Samford, he has the privilege of mentoring students through the research process. Since 2017, Williams has mentored at least 10 student research projects each year, with several projects being presented at conferences and published in peer-review journals.
Williams is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has been coaching competitive and recreational powerlifters and physique athletes since 2013. During this time, he has coached several state and national champions. While he loves working with competitive athletes, he is equally passionate about educating others on the benefits of resistance training.