Dr. Tim Dornemann is in his third year as the director of sports performance at Barton beginning in 2017-18, where he oversees the strength and condition programs for all 21 athletic teams.
Dornemann coordinates and teaches in Barton's exercise science program. His research interests include exploring the use of vibration training and rotary inertial training for athletic development.
Dornemann volunteers as the director of educational programs for Sports Performance Sciences (SPS), an organization that conducts performance enhancement education programs internationally and develops conditioning programs combined with character development programming domestically.
Two of the projects Dornemann developed for SPS have been published by Linus publishing - "PowerRev 'Four Laws of Victory' Character Development Program: Build Successful Teams and Athletes by Teaching Lessons That Transcend Sports" and "PowerRev Youth Athletic Development Program: Building Champions in Sports and in Life." He also has written a third book, "Russian Vibration Training: The Mikheev Method," published by Heathy Learning.
Through the international branch of SPS, International Performance Sciences, Dornemann has worked with the Philippine Olympic Committee and India national wrestling team. He currently serves as a member of the United States Sports Academy’s national faculty, and has taught for the sports academy in Malaysia and Thailand.
Dornemann graduated from Rockford University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and received a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his doctorate in sports management with an emphasis in sports fitness and health and a specialization in leadership from the United States Sports Academy.
He was first certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1992, and previously served as a volunteer assistant strength coach in the intercollegiate athletic program at the University of North Carolina.
His certifications include:
- NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
- NASM: Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES); Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- NASE: Level II Certified Speed Specialist