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Cody Hardwick, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science
(317) 955-6799
University Hall, 02D



Hardwick received his Master of Applied Sport Science degree at Indiana University. While there, he was a graduate student assistant for Indiana strength and conditioning. Part of his role was to facilitate the training for all varsity athletes. Prior to his full-time position at Marian, he spent his time as a strength and conditioning coach in downtown Indy at Lift Lab. This small, privately owned gym consistently sends numerous weightlifting athletes to national and world-level competitions. While there, he had the privilege to work with athletes of all ages and abilities to help maximize their individual performance.


  • M.S. in Applied Sport Science, Indiana University
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, IUPUI

Professional Affiliations

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • USA Weightlifting

Area of Interest

Olympic weightlifting effects on individual sport performance, neuromuscular responses to maximal lower body force output, nutritional demands of team and individual sport athletes.


  • ESS 350 – Coaching and Personal Training
  • ESS 236 – Basic Nutrition
  • ESS 270 – Nutrition Principles for Sport and Exercise
  • ESS 120 – Biophysical Values of Activity


  • Level 1  Coach - USA Weightlifting
  • LWC Refereee – USA Weightlifting
  • Pn1 Coach – Precision Nutrition
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor – American Red Cross

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