Rui Qiang Liu is a graduate student in the Sport Coaching Program at the University of Denver. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also holds the Level 1 Coach certification from United States of America Weightlifting (USAW). He works as a high school strength and conditioning coach, soccer coach, and fitness trainer. He interned as a sports performance coach at Santa Clara University and City College of San Francisco, working with various sports teams in the last two years.