Shawn M. Arent, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FACSM
Arizona State University
Graduate Program Director
Office: Loree Gym, Room 066
Dr. Arent is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers University. He is also the Director of the Center for Health & Human Performance in the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. He is the Director of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Applied Physiology as well as the current Vice President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He completed his doctorate in 2002 in Exercise Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Arent also completed his M.S. at Arizona State, received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and is the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the implications for health and performance, with an emphasis on underlying mechanisms. His recent work has focused on physiological responses to training-related stressors and their contribution to optimal performance and recovery. He is specifically interested in the potential efficacy of acute and chronic resistance training for improving functional capabilities.
Dr. Arent also provides performance enhancement advice for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a number of sports, including soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, football, wrestling, baseball, softball, gymnastics, rowing, and cycling. He is on the national staff for the US Soccer Federation and works closely with a number of teams at Rutgers University. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Defense, and various biotechnology companies. His work has also received considerable attention by the popular media. He is a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.