Expert Qualifications

This expert in health and fitness has decades of academic and industry experience in personal fitness training. He began his career completing a BS at Southeast Missouri State in Health Management and then continued on to complete a Master degree in Exercise Physiology where he graduated summa cum laude. For four years prior to starting his PhD, this expert worked as a clinical exercise physiologist during which time he conducted fitness assessments and provided dietary/exercise recommendations to individuals, including those with chronic medical conditions. He currently holds a PhD in Exercise Science, having completed a dissertation on the effects of obesity on skeletal muscle protein degradation. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and is certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by ACSM. He active as an assistant professor at a major US university in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. He has published several papers concerning exercise interventions for those with chronic diseases. He teaches courses in Nutrition and Physical Fitness, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Skeletal Muscle Physiology, and is preparing to offer a course focused on exercise interventions for those with chronic disease.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Kentucky
  • BS, Health Management (Exercise Science), Southeast Missouri State University
  • MA, Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri
  • PhD, Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, East Carolina University
  • Certifications: Clinical Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine; Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Special Populations Specialist Exam Development Committee
  • Member, KHP Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member, Health and Wellness Fitness Wearables RFP Committee
  • Member, KHP Lecturer Search Committee
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Gerontology, Journal of Physiology, Endocrine Journal
  • Published, 12 peer-reviewed articles, 14 abstracts, 4 presentations, 3 public research grants
  • Former, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Boone Hospital Center
  • Former, Junior Editor, International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Former, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, East Carolina University
  • Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion,a major KY University

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