Faculty Introduction: Linda S. Pescatello

As a Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs and a current researcher in the field, I focus on the study of exercise prescription to optimize health benefits. Through in-depth research, assessment and collaboration with my colleagues, we have since developed what is known as the online graduate ExRxcertificate program. 

Designed around what is widely known as the gold standard in the fields of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness—ACSM’s GETP, this program gives individuals an opportunity to learn from and interact with the best experts in the field. Furthermore, the course’s learning environment helps to provide students with the unique opportunity to learn from leading experts who deliver course content completely virtually, as well as the ability to interact with their fellow classmates. 

Now, let’s get down to business. The world is discovering that exercise is medicine! That’s just a fact. In order to help meet the demand for continuing education in the exercise science field, I along with the University of Connecticut, are offering a certificate that can prepare you to take your career to the next level and capitalize on the growing exercise science, personal training, fitness and Kinesiology industries. 

Excited to learn more about certification? Look no further than our past students as they share their experiences, recent work and future plans! Learn more today.

UConn Expert on National Physical Activity Guidelines Team

March 2, 2018 Issue of UConn Today

Committee members volunteered for the task because of a belief in the impact this report will have on our country’s health as well as internationally for the next 10 years, says UConn's Linda Pescatello.
uthoring an 800-page report that represents a systematic review of the scientific literature surrounding physical activity and health throughout the course of a decade was, itself, a feat of endurance.

That was a mantle the University of Connecticut’s Linda Pescatello, and 16 other top researchers throughout the nation, agreed to take on as the federal Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.