Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honours in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Arts degree in Consulting and Intervention in Sport, Health and Exercise, also from the University of Ottawa. A component of his master’s degree required a 400 hour supervised internship as a sports psychology consultant, which was completed in August, 2006. Since then, Nicholas has worked with athletes from beginner to elite in multiple sports, including cycling, running, basketball, soccer, triathlon, swimming, rock climbing and surfing With a particular specialization in mountain biking, Nicholas is a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certified mountain bike coach, his level 2 NCCP certification. Nicholas has coached both development and elite riders, and has been an assistant coach with the Ontario provincial team on several projects since 2004. Nicholas’ background includes several years of competing at the national and provincial levels.