Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Certified Preventive & Rehabilitative Exercise Program Director, American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Exercise Test Technologist
American College of Sports MedicineExercise is Medicine Level 3 Provider
* Indicates articles where I served as a mentor for a student, trainee or junior faculty
Active Membership in Professional Organizations
American College of Sports Medicine (President 2014-15)
American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
American Public Health Association
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Previous Organizational Leadership Positions:
Citation Award, American College of Sports Medicine
Outstanding Alumni Researcher, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Fellow, American Heart Association (Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Council)
Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Roster
Outstanding Kinesiology Professional, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Health Impact Award, American Heart Association, New England Affiliate
Healthy People 2000 Award, American College of Sports Medicine
Honor Award, New England Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Exercise is Medicine Credential, Level 3
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, registration #178
Certified Preventive & Rehabilitative Exercise Program Director, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #245
Certified Health Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #70
Certified Exercise Test Technologist, American College of Sports Medicine, certificate #1073
Associate Editor, Current Issues in Sport Science
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
Associate Editor, Exercise and Sports Medicine Reviews
Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Editorial Board, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Chair, Writing Group, 2011 Position Stand on Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Healthy Adults, American College of Sports Medicine
Invited Lecture. Current controversies in Exercise Prescription" Inaugural Lawrence Golding "Bridging the Gap" Keynote Lecture at the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit (March 2015)
Invited Keynote Lecture. Aging is hard work: Exercise training to change the course toward Disability. Bortz Lecture on Aging, ACSM Health and Fitness Summit (April 2018)
Invited Tutorial Lecture, Is Harder Better? The Role of Intensity and Volume in Exercise Prescription. Accepted presentation. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016
Josephine Rathbone Breakfast Lecture. Josephine Rathbone: A Role Model for Women Professionals. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 2014.
Invited Tutorial Lecture, Benefits of Physical Activity With and Without Weight Loss. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2017.
Invited Presentation, Using @Twitter To Advance Science And Scientific Integrity. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2017.
Invited Keynote Lecture: “Physical Activity Recommendations for Persons with Disability”. Rehabilitation: Mobility, Exercise & Sports Conference, Groningen, the Netherlands, April 2014
Exercise is Medicine: Integrating Exercise into Healthcare. College of Health and Human Services Keynote Lecture at University of Rhode Island (Nov 2014)
Is Exercise Physiology a Profession?" DB Dill Keynote Lecture at the Southwest ACSM Regional Chapter meeting, San Diego, CA (October 2014)
Update on Current Clinical Exercise Physiology Research. Keynote Lecture at the New England Chapter of ACSM meeting (March 2015)
ACSM’s Updated Recommendations for Exercise Preparticipation Health Screening. Invited lecture, Greater New York Chapter of ACSM (April 2015)
Small Kids on the Move! Invited Lecture, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine meeting (October, 2018)
The SKIP! program is an innovative creative movement program designed to promote physical activity and good health, and to foster motor development, which can be delayed in children from low resourced families and children who spend a lot of time in sedentary activities (such as watching TV and screen time), and affecting readiness to learn. The target population are children attending the TCCS. Our primary goal is to improve physical activity and health in children and to foster institutionalization of physical activity into the school setting. Physical inactivity and "screen time" are consistently associated with childhood obesity and contribute to developmental delays. Influences in early childhood and beyond are central to the establishment of healthy behaviors that can persist throughout adulthood. Concurrently with program development and implementation, we are collecting process and behavioral outcomes to evaluate the program's effectiveness using the RE AIM framework.
SKIP! is grounded by evidenced based research and theories from pediatric movement, behavioral and developmental science, physical education, and dance pedagogy. SKIP! will engage children in enjoyable, developmentally and culturally appropriate creative physical activity sessions. Pedagogically, the project draws upon the best of social constructivist theory, imaginative play, community sharing, and a motor development approach to teaching and learning. SKIP! Is a comprehensive curriculum designed to be implemented in schools.
The SKIP! program employs Zankel Fellows and other students who work with faculty to develop and implement a program of movement and physical activities that is integrated into the structure of the TC Community School.
The EXerT Clinic is a project Directed by Dr. Carol Ewing Garber designed rovide high quality mentored professional practice and research opportunities for students in the Movement Science through provision of an integrated health/fitness evaluations and exercise prescriptions to individuals with a goal to improve sports performance, fitness, and health.
The EXerT Clinic offers individualized exercise testing and physical activity assessments and counseling services provided by highly trained, certified staff and Movement Science graduate students. The goal of the EXerT Clinic is to assist you in designing an effective exercise training regimen that will meet your own personal goals. Our services are appropriate for adults of all ages, including athletes and non-athletes alike, who would like to:
Click here for information about the EXerT Clinic: EXerT Clinic
Sponsor, Darya Moosavi, Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration) A 1H NMR Metabolomic Exploration of Lifestyle Changes in Healthy Older Males and Females and the Ethics of Using Non-human Animals in Experimental Research. Expected Completion December 2022.
Sponsor, Vincenzo Lauriola. Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration). Exploring the Association Between a Novel Index of Volume of Exercise Performed and Health Outcomes. Completed July 2021.
Sponsor, Ashley Goodwin. Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology (Applied Physiology Concentration). Evaluation of oxygen uptake kinetics in skeletal muscle using Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), in health and disease. Completed June 2021.
Sponsor, Mindy Feldman-Hecht, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Increasing Physical Activity In Elementary School Classrooms. Completed March, 2020
Sponsor, Carrie Safron. Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Experimenting With Affective Bodies: Young People, Health And Fitness In An Urban After-School Program. Completed March 2020
Sponsor, Andrea Duran, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Patterns of Prolonged Uninterrupted Sedentary Bouts in the First Month after Acute Coronary Syndrome. 2019. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar Program participant 2016-2019)
Sponsor, Leigh-Ann Plack, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Relationship of coping strategies in physical activity, function and disability in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis. 2019.
Sponsor, Aston McCullough, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Measurement of physical activity and health in early childhood: An integrative multi-sensor approach. 2018.
Sponsor, Mary Gillis, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Effects of a Reality Television Program on Transportation-Related Walking Behavior. 2018.
Sponsor, Noberto Quiles, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Effects Of Exercise Training In HIV-Positive Persons. 2016
Sponsor, Paul Gallo, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Comparison Of The Metabolic Costs Of Cued Vs Non-Cued Walking In Persons With Parkinsons Disease. 2014.
Sponsor, Shirit Rosenberg, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. Associations Between Physical Function Limitations, Physical Activity And Health Status In A Nationwide Sample. 2015
Sponsor, Amerigo Rossi, Ed.D. Candidate in Applied Physiology. The Efficacy Of A Comprehensive Exercise Intervention On Urban Endometrial Cancer Survivors. A feasibility study. 2015
Sponsor, Aimee Layton, Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology, Ventilatory Mechanics Endurance Athletes. March 2013.
Sponsor, Racine Emmons, Ed.D. Candidate in Movement Sciences (Applied Physiology), Traditional And Emerging Measures Of Obesity In The Assessment Of Cardiac Risk In Spinal Cord Injury. April 2009