annual symposium

Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences & Athletics Symposium

Each year we are pleased to offer an opportunity for New England sports science professionals, athletic directors, coaches and students to hear from three unique professionals in areas related to exercise and sport. This event continues to be one of the highlights of the department each spring.

For more information, please contact Terri Hermann by e-mail at or by phone (603) 526-3616.

March 2014: Technology in Sport and Movement

The Use of Modern Technology in Generating Evidence for the Acute Care of Catastrophic Sport

Erik E. Swartz, (professor and clinical coordinator of athletic training education, University of New Hampshire)

Integrating New Technologies in Training

Disa L. Hatfield (assistant professor of kinesiology, University of Rhode Island)

Social Media in College Athletics: From Engagement and Stewardship to Revenue Development; More Than Just Publicity

Kurt Svoboda (senior assistant athletic director, Stanford University)

March 2013: Youth, Health and Sport

Sports Related Concussion

Susanna Gadsby, B.S.N. (registered nurse coordinator for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Department of Orthopedics)

The Making of the Documentary: "The Smartest Team"

Brook deLench '72 (speaker, filmmaker, author and founder of youth sports parenting web site,

Youth Exercise and Sport: Relevance of 'Sports' Nutrition?

Jennifer Sacheck, Ph.D. (professor, John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Tufts University)

Life Event: Emergency Management Plan – ACL Injury

Dr. David Barlow (orthopedic clinical specialist) and Aimee Burnett (physical therapist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Department of Orthopedics)

March 2012: The Olympics

Olympic Games Organizing Committees: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Milena M. Parent (associate professor in sport management, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa)

Caring for the Olympic Athlete

Kristine Karlson, M.D. (family medicine and sports medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center)

The Big Year

Jack Fabian (head coach of the Keene State College swimming and diving program)

March 2011: Positive Change through Wellness

Promoting Physical Activity to Real People: Practical Applications and Concerns

Tim Behrens (Health Promotion Laboratory, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

It's Note the What, It's the Why: Motivational Strategies for Health Behaviors

Diane Whaley (Associate Professor, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia)

Healthy Eating Active Living New Hampshire: A Policy and Environmental Change Approach to Obesity Prevention

Regina Flynn (Obesity Prevention Program at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services) and Terry Johnson (director of Healthy Eating Active Living New Hampshire)

March 2010: Youth Sport Specialization: Is it too much too soon?

Burnout and the Changing Landscape of Youth Sport

Thomas Raedeke (associate professor of sport and exercise psychology at East Carolina University) Burnout and the Changing Landscape

How to Train Developing Athletes to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance

James Johnson (professor and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College) How to Train Developing Athletes

A Coach's Dozen: 12 FUNdamental Principles for Building Young and Healthy Athletes

Avery Faigenbaum (professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey)

Global Perspectives on Youth and Sport

John Nauright (professor of sport management at George Mason University)


March 2009: Obesity: The BIG Issue

Psychosocial Aspects of Obesity

Christy Greenleaf (associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation at the University of North Texas)

Obesity and Fast/Pseudo Food Sponsorship of Sporting Events: A Moral Dilemma

Karen Danylchuk (associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario)

Obesity Treatment: How to Make a Difference with Your Clients

Claudette Peck (staff nutritionist and coordinator of Nutrition Programs at Dartmouth College Health Services).

Professional Athlete or Biggest Loser Contestant: Addressing the Challenges of Youth Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

Laura Burton (assistant professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut).