Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Is Stop In Fall Lecture Series

KINGSVILLE - October 30, 2008

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Texas American College of Sports Medicine brings youth sports lecture

The health and kinesiology department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host the Fall Speaker Tour of the Texas American College of Sports Medicine at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in room 149 of Kleberg Hall at 975 W. Ave. B.

Dr. Michael Bergeron, FACSM, director of the National Institute for Youth Sports and Health and professor in the pediatrics department at Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center is this year’s tour speaker. His topic is Youth Sports: Challenges During Training and Competition in the Heat.

Bergeron’s research includes studies on exercise, performance and fitness with youth and adults, with an emphasis on the effects of exercise in the heat on fluid and mineral balance as well as thermal and cardiovascular strain.

He is a Fellow and Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine and immediate past chair of the ACSM Strategic Health Initiative –Youth Sports and Health Committee. Bergeron is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and also serves as an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism and Journal of Athletic Training.

Bergeron earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Central Connecticut State University; his master’s and doctoral degrees in exercise physiology from University of Connecticut. He did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in sport nutrition from the University of Massachusetts.

The College of Education and the health and kinesiology sponsor this event. The only other stops on the fall tour are University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech and Mary Hardin Baylor.

For more information, call 361-593-2372.

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