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Lawrence A. Golding, Ph.D., FACSM

 

Dr. Golding has been a professional in the field of kinesiology and physical education for the past 50 years. Currently, Dr. Golding is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas - a rank held by only four other faculty. He has been a continuous member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) since 1955, and of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1961. He holds the highest certifications from the ACSM - Program Director and Health and Fitness Director. Dr. Golding is the chair of the planning committee for the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition, and was the Southwest Regional Chapter ACSM Executive Director for 8 years. In 1996 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the new ACSM Health & Fitness Journal. He has conducted adult fitness classes, workshops, and certifications for the last 40 years.

 

Paul M. Couzelis, Ph.D., FAWHP

 

Dr. Couzelis has worked in the worksite health promotion and fitness field for more than 30 years in both community and business settings. He served on the faculty of Columbia University and was the founder of the New York Cardiovascular Health Institute, a non-profit YMCA organization dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Couzelis received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. Paul is a founding partner and Senior Vice President of MediFit Corporate Services, Inc., and was 1996 International President of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP). Paul also serves as President of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA). In this role he guides the coalition whose lead members include the American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, International Health and Racquet Sports Association, the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and other organizations.

 

William G. Herbert, Ph.D., FACSM

 

Dr. Herbert is a professor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He has 30 years experience directing cardiac rehabilitation and health-fitness programs, teaching, and conducting research in applied and clinical exercise physiology. He received his Ph.D. degree from Kent State University in Exercise Physiology. He is an ACSM certified Director of Rehabilitative Exercise Programs. Dr. Herbert has been an ACSM Vice-President and Member of its Board Trustees. He currently is Chair of the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice Board and is a co-editor for the forthcoming Clinical Exercise Physiology Supplement to the ACSM Guidelines for Graded Exercise Testing and Prescription (late 2001). Dr Herbert is also on editorial review boards for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Journal of Medicine & Sports, and Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has authored approximately 100 technical and research articles and has co-authored a book, chapters, and journal articles dealing with standards of care and safety in exercise programs, exercise electrocardiography, circulatory responses to exercise, and the effects of exercise on bone strength.

 

James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM

 

Dr. Peterson is a free lance writer and consultant in sports medicine. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Peterson was the director of sports medicine for StairMaster. Prior to that he was the exercise physiologist at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Peterson writes the "Take Ten" column in each issue of the ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. Dr. Peterson also owns the Monterey Bay Video Production Company that produces the Healthy Learning Video series that are produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Edward T. Howley, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Howley is currently the Head of the Exercise Science and Sport Management Department at the University of Tennessee where he has been since 1970. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes in exercise physiology, fitness testing and prescription. He has served in many capacities with the American College of Sports Medicine, and is now serving as Vice President (Education and Allied Health) as well as being on the Board of Trustees. Dr Howley has written several text books on Exercise Physiology and certification.

 

Paul M. Ribisl, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Ribisl is Chair of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University. Dr. Ribisl is a professor and exercise physiologist who was a co-founder of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Wake Forest University, which he directed from 1975-1991. His areas of research are: 1) graded exercise testing in the diagnosis and prognosis of coronary heart disease, 2) exercise programming and prescription for patients with chronic degenerative diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, and 3) measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure. He is currently a Co-Investigator on an NIH grant entitled: CHANGE: An Intervention to Increase Exercise Maintenance. Dr. Ribisl recently completed a Mini-Fellowship in Gerontology at Stanford University.

 

William Day, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Day is a Regional Director with MediFit Corporate Services, which provides corporations with health/fitness center management and health promotion services. He received both his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Kent State University. He began his career with the YMCA and later was a faculty member at Boston University, and then a Program Director in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Section at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford Connecticut. Moving to Texas, he was Director of the Health/Fitness Center of The Houstonian Club, the Chief Operating Officer of Canyon Ranch Health and Fitness Resort, and a General Manager of the Concord Athletic Club in San Antonio. Dr. Day has served on several American College of Sports Medicine committees and task forces, including Program Director Certification, Marketing, and Health/Fitness Facilities Standards and Guidelines.

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