Dr Shawn

Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science at Rutgers University. He is the Director of the Rutgers IFNH Center for Health & Human Performance and is also the Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Graduate Program Director.

Dr. Arent is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the NSCA and also a Fellow in ACSM. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his MS and PhD at Arizona State University. 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. Dr. Arent is on the national staff for the US Soccer Federation and works closely with a number of teams at Rutgers University. He also provides performance enhancement advice for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a number of sports, including soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, gymnastics, rowing, cycling, Olympic lifting, and bodybuilding. Shawn is a proud member of the MP Team, read more from Shawn here.


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