Dr. Jacques Dallaire - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D

President, Performance Prime

"Performing Like a Champion...What is Holding You Back?"

Dr. Jacques Dallaire received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 1979. He taught at McGill University in Montreal for five years before becoming the Manager of Science and Medicine Programs at Sport Canada (a division of the Canadian Ministry of Fitness and Amateur Sport). While at Sport Canada, Dr. Dallaire was responsible for the Sport Science Support Program which provided funding to more than forty national sport governing bodies. He was also on the review board for the Sport Science Research Program and was the principle liaison between the government of Canada and the Sports Medicine Council of Canada and its four professional member organizations.

Dr. Dallaire relocated to the US in 1992 to develop a comprehensive performance enhancement program – Human Performance International – where he served as president for eight years. In 1998 he moved to the Charlotte, NC area where he ultimately formed Performance Prime and currently serves as its president.

Over the past forty years, Dr. Dallaire has enjoyed the opportunity to work directly with many hundreds of high performance individuals from a multitude of sports and a variety of occupations including motorsports, law enforcement, the entertainment world, and the business community. He is a founding member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences, a board member of the Stand 21 “Racing Goes Safer” Foundation, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and in 2007 was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame – in recognition of his innovative, state-of-the-art training strategies and the impact he has had on the sport.