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Upcoming CEPA Webinar

The Role of Genomics in Exercise Science and Health

Presenter: Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 1 pm to 2 pm EDT (10 to 11 pm PDT)

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Program Summary:
Exercise genomics is a transdisciplinary science involving the study of genetics in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The aim of exercise genomics is to elucidate the biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of exercise for health promotion and disease prevention. Accordingly, the aim of this webinar is to provide participants with information on the use of genetic information and its application to exercise and health/fitness related outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the fundamental concepts of exercise genomics.
  2. Describe approaches used to study exercise genomics in health/fitness phenotypes.
  3. Apply the concepts of exercise genomics to phenotypes of interest to the clinical exercise physiologist.
  4. Recognize the emerging use of epigenomics in exercise science and health.
  5. Evaluate the state of exercise genomic research and identify visions for its future.
About the Presenter:
Michael Bruneau Jr., Ph.D., received a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Central Connecticut State University, an M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Before joining the Health Sciences faculty at Drexel University, Michael served roles for the New England Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the ACSM Student Affairs Committee. He currently serves as a member for the ACSM Membership Committee and as a member-at-large for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ACSM and for the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. Michael’s research interests include the use of physical activity and exercise as non-pharmacological lifestyle therapies for the prevention, treatment, and control of chronic disease; and his more recent work has examined the role of genetics in the response of health/fitness phenotypes to physical activity and exercise.


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