Colvin, Lisa C., Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology
College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brown Hall 114
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
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.