Better yet, Dr. Brent Alvar was the program director of the university.
I was very familiar with Dr. Alvar's
did the pioneering research on the dose-response relationship of resistance training, and was the mentor to many leading researchers during his
tenure at Arizona State University
For those who don't know, the most important criteria in choosing a doctoral program is the person in charge of the program.
This is who will be mentoring you throughout your studies.
If the relationship doesn't work or if your interests are out of sync, you're basically wasting your time.
I spoke with Dr. Alvar
We hit it off immediately.
told me about the coursework.
I told him about my situation.
said it would be tough but doable.
said I was exactly the type of student he
Dr. Brent Alvar: My Dissertation Chair and Mentor
Dr. Brent Alvar
This past Friday I defended my doctoral dissertation.
The day seemed as if it would never come.
The defense was held in Indianapolis at the NSCA Coaches Conference.
My dissertation chair, Dr. Alvar
, was present in the room.
Finally Dr. Alvar
opened the door and uttered the words, "Congratulations Dr. Schoenfeld..."