Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, Professor2000 Pennington Road Packer Hall, Room 227 Ewing, New Jersey 08628 Phone Number: (609) 771-2151 Fax Number: (609) 637-5153 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Avery Faigenbaum, Full Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, joined The College of New Jersey in 2004. His specific area of research is in pediatric exercise science, but he teaches a range of courses covering health promotion, exercise prescription, and clinical exercise physiology. In addition, Dr. Faigenbaum serves as Internship Coordinator for the Exercise Science program. He incorporates years of experience as a pediatric fitness professional into his classes, and strives to “bridge the gap” between the laboratory and the playing field. His pedagogical approach which involves reflection and evaluation challenges his students to put theory into practice and to think about what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it can be a meaningful and long-lasting experience for the clients and patients they will work with in the future.
As an active researcher and practitioner in the field of pediatric exercise science, he continues to develop innovative youth fitness programs and lecture at professional conferences worldwide. He has co-authored over 170 scholarly publications, 30 book chapters, and nine books including Youth Strength Training, Progressive Plyometrics for Kids and the ACE Youth Fitness Manual. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and serves as Associate Editor of Pediatric Exercise Science and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He was elected Vice President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005 and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Fitness and Sports from 1998 to 2004. He has been an invited speaker at more than 300 conferences throughout the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Spain.
Dr Faigenbaum received his BS, MS and EdD from Boston University, and previously taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Lasell College.