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Bethune Cookman University (Psychology)
California University of Pennsylvania (Master's)
Albizu University (PhD)
Nicholas has a variety of interests ranging from psychology to exercise science. Nicholas holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Bethune Cookman University (2011) and a Masters of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania (2015) and is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University. Nicholas is also an active member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He also is the head trainer and mental conditioning coach of his own private business Mr. Mental Muscle.
The Mental: Nicholas currently works on helping individuals perform better through different techniques in a variety of fields such as sport, music and academic. His research interest deal with personality, the dynamics of romantic interpersonal relationships and the psychology behind work effort. His current studies include investigating the relationship between personality and mental toughness in collegiate athletes and female preferences in male dating partners and it’s ability to predict future behaviors. Nicholas has also had the opportunity to work with social/personality psychologist Ryne Sherman of Florida Atlantic University.
The Muscle: On the physical end of the spectrum Nicholas has worked as a intern strength coach for Florida Atlantic University as well as a with NFL star Patrick Peterson’s “World Class Speed” draft prep training camp where he also served as a mental conditioning coach. Nicholas holds the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) considered the gold standard of certifications in strength and conditioning. He also holds the NASE Certified Speed Specialist (CSS) which is a speed training certification. As an athlete Nicholas excelled in high school in sunny South Florida and ran track collegiately at Bethune Cookman University. Currently he competes as a powerlifter and other athletic events. Outside of teaching and training Nicholas conducts research on topics pertaining to personality in sport and exercise, choking under pressure, social psychological aspects of athletes and exercise, motivation and attentional focus. Nicholas has a variety of interests ranging from psychology to exercise science. Nicholas holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Bethune Cookman University (2011) and a Masters of Science in Exercise Science
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