Sean Flanagan received a B.S. degree in Exercise Science (with an emphasis in Athletic Training) from Penn State University, an M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science (with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology) from the University of Dayton, and a Ph.D. in Biokinesiology (with an emphasis in Biomechanics) from the University of Southern California. He is certified as an Athletic Trainer (National Athletic Trainers Association), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association), and a Health / Fitness Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine).
Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Currently, Dr. Flanagan is a professor in the Kinesiology Department at California State University, Northridge. His research interests are in the biomechanics of kinetic chains and the use of resistance exercise and a systems science paradigm to restore, maintain, or improve human function.