Colvin, Lisa C., Ph.D.

Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kinesiology
Brown Hall 114
(318) 342-1317
(318) 366-4782
lcolvin@ulm.edu
Media Topics: 

Childhood obesity: Louisiana’s obesity epidemic and how it affects individual's health and wellbeing; practical solutions for individuals, parents and schools

Physical activity: Surgeon General’s Report summary, guidelines for physical activity, benefits and risks associated with exercise

Exercise testing, prescription and programming: guidelines from American College of Sports Medicine

EKG for health care professionals: electrocardiography for resting and exercising patients

Body Composition Measurements (BCM) for medicine and schools: How to use Body Mass Index (BMI) as an indicator of obesity; how to obtain BMI and what the number values mean; use of skin fold calipers for the measurement and estimation of body composition; discussion of DEXA, MRI, NIR and BIA

Speaker Topics: 

Childhood overweightness and obesity: discussion of the obesity epidemic, how it affects individual's health and well-being, practical solutions for individuals, parents and schools.
Physical Activity: Surgeon Generals Report summary, Guidelines for physical activity, Benefits and Risks associated with exercise.
Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming: Guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine.
EKG for the Health Care Professional: Brief overview or extended lecture on electrocardiography for resting and exercising patients/clients.
Body composition measurements for Medicine and Schools: How to use body Mass Index (BMI) as an indicator of overweightness and obesity; how to obtain BMI and what the number values mean; use of skinfold calipers for the measurement and estimation of body composition; discussion of DEXA, MRI, NIR and BIA.