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Body Composition Measurements: recent scientific findings and insights into injury prevention and quality of life.

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Learn to understand the role of fat and muscle in performance, health, and injury prevention to facilitate the design of more appropriate training and nutrition programs. Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD., CSCS*D, FISSN covered what measurement techniques are most appropriate for certain goals and utility of specific outcomes.  When dealing with any client or athlete – clinical or non—an understanding of body composition will enhance the overall health strategy. 


Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., CSCS*D, FISSN is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.  Her research interests center around exercise and nutrition interventions to modify various aspects of body composition, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function.  She is an active researcher in the field of sport nutrition and exercise performance, in both healthy and clinical populations.  She is currently a KL2 scholar working to translate exercise as medicine.  Dr. Smith-Ryan contributes to the current body of scientific literature through her many peer-reviewed manuscripts, scholastic book chapters, and international/national presentations. She is also heavily involved with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Society of Sports Nutrition.