CEPA Webinar: The Role of Genomics in Exercise Science and Health

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The Role of Genomics in Exercise Science and Health

Presenter: Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD

Exercise genomics is a transdisciplinary science involving the study of genetics in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine. The overarching 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 primary aim of this webinar is to provide registered members of the clinical exercise physiology community with information on the use of genetic information and its application to exercise and health/fitness related outcomes. Registrants will first learn the fundamental concepts of genomics in exercise science and health, and the more common approaches to studying genomics in health/fitness phenotypes. Registrants will then learn how these approaches have been applied to phenotypes of interest for the clinical exercise physiologist, and will gain an appreciation for the strengths and limitations of the literature. Finally, to conclude the webinar, registrants will be familiarized to some of the more novel areas of exercise genomics (e.g., epigenomics) and visions for its future.

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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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.


Course Procedure

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  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 70% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

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CEPA Webinar: The Role of Genomics in Exercise Science and Health
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