Dr. Cedric X. Bryant, Interview
“BS Detection” – The Importance of Scientific Literacy & Understanding (Part 7)
Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM – Chief Science Officer of American Council on Exercise
As Chief Science Officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, represents ACE as a national and international lecturer, writer and expert source. Bryant has written more than 250 articles or columns in fitness trade magazines, as well peer-reviewed sports medicine and exercise science journals, and authored, co-authored or edited more than 30 books. He can often be found as an authoritative resource for fitness and nutrition articles in a variety of respected national outlets including USA Today, Washington Post, The New York Times, Parade, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Consumer Reports, Fox News, CNN Headline News and more. Dr. Bryant shares his expertise as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Obesity Solutions Roundtable, the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Roundtable, and Co-Chair of the Physical Activity Working Group of the Arthritis Foundation’s Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. He also serves as an advisory board member for several publications including, Arthritis Today, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Shape, IDEA Fitness Journal, Women’s Health and Better Homes & Gardens.
Thanks to Bryant’s academic background and his experience with the research, development and design of commercial and consumer exercise equipment, he has extensive knowledge on the practical application of exercise science and how to protect users against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. Bryant has held a position on exercise science faculties at several prestigious institutions including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. Bryant earned both his doctorate in physiology and master’s degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University. In 2006, Dr. Bryant received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award which is given to select alumni who are considered leaders in their professional fields.
As a community leader, Bryant shares his knowledge of exercise physiology and athletics as a youth sports coach in baseball, basketball and soccer. He and his wife, Ginger, reside in Redmond, WA with their four sons.
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