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Dr. Kovacs is the CEO of Kovacs Institute, which is a performance sciences institute focused on elite performing individuals and teams. He formally directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Coaching Education departments for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and was the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute as well as an executive with Pepsico in the area of long term research and innovation. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter on 5 continents and performed well over 200 workshops and presentations. He has presented at Harvard University, NYU Medical School, Princeton University, University of North Carolina, Chinese Olympic Committee, South Korea Olympic Committee, Mexican Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee, NBA, NFL & MLB teams among dozens of other leading institutions He was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion in tennis at Auburn University and competed professionally after University. He was the youngest ever recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award and the 2014 US Olympic Committee Doc Counsilman Science Award for his innovative use of sport science application to Olympic athletes. He has been involved with two NFL Superbowls, the Brazilian National Football team for the 2014 World Cup, the US Fed Cup team and dozens of other major sporting events applying sport science principles to optimizing athletic performance. He was an invited presenter at the 2017 International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport. He has published six books on different aspects of sport science. Dr. Kovacs is also a founder of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA) which is the worldwide leading education and certification organization for individuals that work with tennis athletes in the areas of performance enhancement and injury prevention.
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