Shawn C. Sorenson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Shawn C. Sorenson, Ph.D., is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC), and an independent health & wellness consultant. An interdisciplinary health and exercise scientist and educator, Dr. Sorenson specializes in the health and well being of elite athletes. As a doctoral student at USC, he led the first formal study of lifetime health, exercise, and quality-of-life among modern competitive athletes, and served as founding director of the Trojan Lifetime Champions (TLC) research and education program, a joint initiative between the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Department of Athletics. Dr. Sorenson embraces wide ranging knowledge in epidemiology, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, strength and conditioning, personal development, and the behavioral sciences as key to promoting whole-person health and well-being. He is a former engineer and project manager in the NASA Space Shuttle Program, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and the founder of S.C. Sorenson Consulting.