Nick Dinan earned an undergraduate degree in exercise science at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska–Omaha, with a focus on environmental and muscle physiology. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in health science with a human and sport performance emphasis at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Nick is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator and holds several other certifications. He has researched the validity of optical blood flow heart rate monitors and the impact of environmental exercise on the inflammatory biomarker Interleukin-6 (IL-6).
In 2019, Nick won the Don and Nancy Seaton Faculty Achievement Award, Hastings College’s highest teaching honor. He was also presented the Student Alumni Association’s Polished Apple Award, as well as two Trustee Innovation Grants for tactical strength and conditioning and for financial support for students in the Human Performance internship group.
Nick and his wife Ashley have two dogs, Coco and Nelly. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports of all kinds, especially basketball and volleyball, and he appreciates the time he gets to spend with friends and family.