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Dr Greg Haff

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5416, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.399
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5416  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304-5036  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.399  


Current Teaching

  • SPS4100 - Practicum
  • SPS4101 - Strength and Conditioning 1-Physiology
  • SPS5126 - Advanced Resistance Training


  • 2011-present: Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator Strength and Conditioning, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Western Australia
  • 2010-2011: Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • 2003-2005: Kinesiology Department Chair, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX.
  • 2002-2004: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX.
  • 2000-2002: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
  • 1999-2000: Lecturer of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • European College of Sport Sciences
  • International Society of Exercise and Immunology
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Australian Weightlifting Association
  • USA Weightlifting
  • USA Cycling

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2011: National Strength and Conditioning Association William J. Kraemer Sport Scientist of the Year Award Winner

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2009: WVU School of Medicine Academy of Excellence In Teaching and Learning
  • 2008: WVU School of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award Winner


  • 2010: Retiring Board Member Award National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 2009-2010: National Strength and Conditioning Association Vice President
  • 2009: Who’s Who in Medicine
  • 2008: Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Honours Edition
  • 2007: Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA)
  • 2006: Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders
  • 2006: Who’s Who in the World
  • 2001: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (1st Edition)
  • 2001: Who’s Who in America
  • 2001: N.S.C.A. Young Investigator of the Year
  • 2001: Curtis D. Williams Graduate School New Faculty Research Honour

Research Areas and Interests

  • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Strength and Power Based Training
  • Training Theory: Periodization Modelling
  • Tools for Evaluating Performance and Training
  • Methods of Recovery
  • Overtraining / Overreaching
  • Physiological and Performance Adaptive Responses to Sequential Periodized Training Models
  • Neuromuscular Adaptive Responses To Accentuated Eccentric Loading Models
  • Hypertrophic Responses to Strength and Power Training
  • Physiological and Performance Responses to Strength-Power-Potentiation Complexes

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), United States of America, 1999 .
  • M (Master Degree), United States of America, 1996 .
  • B (Bachelor Degree), United States of America, 1993 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Surfing Collaborative Research Program: A partnership between Surfing Australia and Edith Cowan University,  Surfing Australia,  Surfing Australia - Grant,  2014 - 2017,  $508,820.
  • The development and evaluation of a comprehensive sport-science testing protocol for competitive surfers,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $25,000.
  • Physiological and Performance Responses to Sequential Periodization Models,  National Strength and Conditioning Association,  NSCA - International Collaboration Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $46,386.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Haff, G., Dumke, C., (2012), Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology., 447, United States.
  • Bompa, T., Haff, G., (2009), Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training., 411, Champaign, IL.

Book Chapters

  • Haff, G., (2013), Periodization Strategies for Youth Development. Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes: Science and Application, 149-168, England.
  • Haff, G., (2012), Periodization of Training. Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance, 326-343, United States.
  • Haff, G., Haff, E., (2012), Training Integration and Periodization. NSCA's Guide to Program Design, 209-254, United States.
  • Haff, G., Burgess, S., (2012), Resistance Training for Endurance Sports. Developing Endurance, 135-180, United States.

Journal Articles

  • Sheppard, J., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Tran, T., Spiteri, T., Brooks, H., Slater, G., Newton, R., (2013), Development of a Comprehensive Performance-Testing Protocol for Competitive Surfers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance , 8(5), 490-495, Champaign, Illinois, United States.
  • Spiteri, T., Wilkie, J., Hart, N., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., (2013), Effect of strength on plant foot kinetics and kinematics during a change of direction task. European Journal of Sport Science, 13(6), 646-652, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2013.774053.
  • Beckham, G., Miziguchi, S., Carter, C., Sato, K., Ramsey, M., Lamont, H., Hornsby, G., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2013), Relationships of isometric mid-thigh pull variables to weightlifting performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness , 53(5), 573-581, Turin, Italy.
  • Oberacker, L., Davis, S., Haff, G., Witmer, C., Moir, G., (2012), The Yo-Yo IR2 Test: Physiological Response, Reliability, and Application to Elite Soccer. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(10), 2734-2740, United States.
  • Crum, A., Kawamori, N., Stone, M., Haff, G., (2012), The Acute Effects of Moderately Loaded Concentric-Only Quarter Squats on Vertical Jump Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(4), 914-925, United States.
  • Painter, K., Haff, G., Ramsey, M., McBride, J., Triplett, T., Sands, W., Lamont, H., Stone, M., Stone, M., (2012), Strength Gains: Block Versus Daily Undulating Periodization Weight TrainingAmong Track and Field Athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(2), 161-169, United States.
  • Leary, BK., Statler, J., Hopkins, B., Fitzwater, R., Kesling, T., Lyon, J., Phillips, B., Bryner, R., Cormie, P., Haff, G., (2012), The relationship between isometric force-time curve characteristics and club head speed in recreational golfers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(10), 2685-2697, United States.
  • Beckham, G., Lamont, H., Sato, K., Ramsey, M., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2012), Isometric Strength of Powerlifters in Key Position of the Conventional Deadlift. Journal of Trainology, 1(2), 32-35, Japan.
  • Landow, L., Haff, G., (2012), Use of stability balls in strength and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(1), 48-50, USA, DOI: 10.1097/01.ssc.0000411450.82590.22.
  • Painter, KB., Haff, G., Ramsey, MW., McBride, J., Triplett, T., Sands, WA., Lamont, HS., Stone, ME., Stone, MH., (2012), Strength gains: Block versus daily undulating periodization weight training among track and field athletes. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 7(2), 161-169, United States.
  • Haff, G., Nimphius, S., (2012), Training Principles for Power. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(6), 2-12, United States.
  • Haff, G., (2012), Current Research: Training for Strength, Power, and Speed. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(2 ), 76-78, United States, DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31824f2a88.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontlines. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(6), 4-6, United States.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontline. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(4), 4-5, United States.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontline. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(3), 4-5, United States.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontlines. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(2), 4-6, United States.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontlines. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(1), 4-5, United States.
  • Kavanaugh, A., Ramsey, MR., Sands, WA., Haff, G., Stone, MH., (2011), Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Static Jump Performance. European Journal of Sport Science, 11(1), 19-25, United Kingdom.
  • Peterson, M., Pistilli, E., Haff, G., Hoffman, E., Gordon, P., (2011), Progression of volume load and muscular hypertrophy during resistance exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(6), 1063-1071, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s00421-010-1735-9.
  • Haff, G., (2011), Fitness Frontlines. NSCA's Performance Training Journal, 10(5), 4-5, United States.
  • Ryan, MJ., Dudash, HJ., Docherty, M., Geronilla, KB., Baker, BA., Haff, G., Cutlip, RG., Alway, SE., (2010), Vitamin E and C supplementation reduces oxidative stress, improves antioxidant enzymes and positive muscle work in chronically loaded muscles of aged rats. Experimental Gerontology, 45(11), 882-894, United States, DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2010.08.002.
  • Ruben, RM., Molinari, MA., Bibbee, CA., Childress, MA., Harman, MS., Reed, KP., Haff, G., (2010), The acute effects of an ascending squat protocol on performance during horizontal plyometric jumps. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 24(2), 358-369, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181cc26e0.
  • Whittington, J., Schoen, E., Labounty, LL., Hamdy, R., Ramsay, MW., Stone, M ., Sands, WA., Haff, G., Stone, M., (2009), Bone Mineral Density and Content of Collegiate Throwers: Influence of Maximum Strength. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness: a journal on applied physiology, biomechanics, preventive medicine, sports medicine and traumatology, sports psychology, 49(4), 464-473, Italy.
  • Hoffman, JR., Kraemer, WJ., Bhasin, S., Storer, T., Ratamess, NA., Haff, G., Willoughby, DS., Rogol, AD., (2009), Position Stand on Androgen and Human Growth Hormone Use. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(5), S1-S59, United States, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181d4920f.
  • Kraska, JM., Ramsay, MW., Haff, G., Fethke, N., Sands, WA., Stone, ME., Stone, M., (2009), Relationship between strength characteristics and unweighted and weighted vertical jump height. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 4(4), 461-473, United States.

Conference Publications

  • Young, K., Gabbett, TJ., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Sheppard, J., (2013), The effect of initial strength levels on the training response to heavy resistance training and ballistic training on upper body pressing strength. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 85-87, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Tran, T., Lundgren, L., Nimphius, S., Haff, G., Newton, R., Sheppard, J., (2013), Physical profiles of an elite stand-up paddleboard surfer: A case study. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 88-90, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Conlon, J., Haff, G., Nimphius, S., Tran, T., Newton, R., (2013), Vertical jump velocity as a determinant of speed and agility performance. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21(8 - 10 November), 88-90, Helensvale, Queensland, Australia.
  • Young, K., Sheppard, J., Haff, G., Newton, R., Watts, DG., Daley, S., (2013), Differences in upper body strength and power between international and national level water polo players. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 54-56, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Tufano, J., Walker, S., Seitz, L., Newton, R., Hakkinen, K., Blazevich, T., Haff, G., (2013), Reliability of the reactive strength index, eccentric utilisation ratio, and pre-stretch augmentation in untrained, novice jumpers. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 21 (8 - 10 November), 31-33, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
  • Haff, G., Ruban, R., McCrory, J., Cormie, P., Sands, W., Stone, M., (2010), Reliability of accelerometer based performance measurements during countermovement vertical jumps and the influence of sampling frequency. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(July 14-17 2010), S92.
  • Ruben, R., Saffel, H., McCrory, J., Cormie, P., Haff, G., (2010), Comparison of accelerometer based vertical jump assessments to a linear position transducer plus force plate system. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(July 14-17 2010), S37, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Sports Science),  The Development And Evaluation Of A Testing Protocol To Assess Upper Body Pressing Strength Qualities In High Performance Athletes.
  • The Acute Effects Of Sleep Deprivation On National-caliber Male Collegiate Weightlifters.
  • Effect Of Carbohydrate Supplementation On Performance During An Acute Bout Of High Intensity Resistance Training.
  • The Notion Of Masculinity In Male Collegiate Road Cyclists.
  • The Effect Of Different Degrees Of Pedal Float On Power During A 20 Km Time Trial In Elite Cyclists.
  • Influence Of Different Relative Intensities On Power Output During The Hang Power Clean: Identification Of The Optimal Load.
  • The Validity Of Accelerometer Technologies For Assessing Vertical Jump Performance.
  • Perceptual Changes And Sleep Disruption Following Pre-season Soccer Training.
  • A Comparison Of Motivational Characteristics Of Male And Female Basketball Players In The Lone Star Conference.
  • Changes In Cortisol, Testosterone, And Tc Ratio Of Collegiate Cyclists During Multiple Hill And Flat Time Trials.
  • A Comparison Of Performance Characteristics Between Division I And Ii Women Volleyball Players.
  • The Effects Of A High-intensity Quarter Squat Warm-up On Vertical Jump Performance At Different Time Intervals.

Associate Supervisor

  • The Effects Of A Multiple Step Antioxidant Supplementaion Protocol On High-intensity Cycling Performance.
  • Anthropometric, Strength, And Power Determinantsof Throwing Performance In Collegiate Throwers.
  • Aging-dependent Effects Of Training And Antioxidant Supplementation On Oxidative Stress In Skeletal Muscle.
  • The Effect Of Balance Training On Performance In Division Ii Female Soccer Players.
  • Acute Effects Of Whole-body Vibration On 30m Flying Sprint Performance.
  • The Effect Of Resistance Exercise On Recovery Blood Pressures And Heart Rate In Normotensive And Borderline Hypertensive Males.
  • The Relationship Between Isometric Force Characteristics And Vertical Jump Height Under Various Loading Condition.
  • The Changes In Pitching Mechanics And Pitch Velocity During A Seven-inning Simulated Game In High School Baseball Pitchers: A Pprospective Descriptive Study.
  • A Practical Comparison Between Traditional Periodization And Daily-undulating Weight Training Among Collegiate Track And Field Atheletes.
  • The Effect Of Training In Elite Cyclists On Chronic Renal Function.
  • Physiological And Performance Effects Of 11 Weeks Of Training In Division I Collegiate Throwers: An Exploratory Study.
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