Center for Exercise Science Seminars

Carrying on the tradition of intellectually stimulating seminars, the Center for Exercise Science is proud to present leading researchers in the fields of cardiovascular, muscle, nerve, brain, and behavioral. Seminars are open to the public and will be held in the afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00pm (9th Period) in FL Gym, Room 235. Presentations are 45-minutes and are followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.




12 – Dean Fishman, DC Plantation Medical Rehab and Wellness

  • Title: Text Neck: A Global Epidemic for the Digital Age
  • Host: Vaillancourt

19 – APK faculty presentations on teaching styles

  • Title:Making the Classroom Come Alive:  Apps & Tricks for Enriching Online and Resident Classroom Engagement. 

Garret Beattty — Using Peer Review Function in Canvas
Josie Ahlgren — Teaching Critical Thinking
Leo Ferreira — Case Studies and Group Exams to stimulate student learning
Blain Harrison — Using Top Hat Platform for student engagement
Tom Clanton — Using Office Mix in PPT to quickly make online lectures


2 – Jerome Dempsey, Ph.D. Laboratory for Pulmonary Physiology, University of Wisconsin

  • Title: Chemoreceptors: expanding roles during wakefulness, sleep, and exercise in health and disease
  • Host: Powers

9 – Dane Cook, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin

  • Title: Functional and Structural Brain imaging of the Exercise and Pain Paradox
  • Host: Coombes

16 – Christiane Wrann, PhD, DVM, Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University

  • Title: Exercise and Neurodegeneration: Potential Therapeutic Role for FNDC5/irisin
  • Host: Clanton


8–10  Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease Conference

  • Click HERE for details.

30 – Dilson Rassier, PhD Dean, Faculty of Education, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education McGill University

  • Title: Inter-sarcomere Dynamics in Skeletal Muscle Myofibrils
  • Host: Barton


13 – Daniel Corcos, Ph.D., Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University

  • Title: Grant Writing for the NIH
  • Host: Vaillancourt