Dr. Shawn M. Arent

Ph.D., C.S.C.S.,*D, FACSM

Dr. Shawn M. Arent is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science & Sport Studies at Rutgers University. He is also the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and Director of the Center for Human Performance in the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health. He completed his doctorate in 2002 in Exercise Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Arent also completed his M.S. at Arizona State, received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and also recently received a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the implications for health and performance. His recent work has focused on physiological and psychological responses to training-related stressors and their contribution to optimal performance and recovery. Dr. Arent also provides performance enhancement advice for youth, high school, collegiate, & professional athletes in a number of sports, including soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, softball, gymnastics, and cycling. He is on the national staff for the US Soccer Federation and works closely with a number of teams at Rutgers University. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Life Fitness Academy, the Center for Obesity Research and Intervention, and various biotechnology companies. His work has also received considerable attention by the popular media. He is on the editorial board for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.