Get Up Close with the Experts

The college’s Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics Symposium brings industry experts right to campus. Hear from specialists in concussion, youth sports, movement technology, nutrition and health behavior, then network with sport science professionals, athletic directors, coaches and students from across New England.

2019 Symposium
Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness

2019 Symposium Schedule

Hazing: What's the Solution?

David Landers, Ph.D.
Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Micheal's College, retired Student Resource Center Director at Saint Michael's College and former NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

Hits and Misses When Starting and Owning Your Own Fitness Business

Rob Gagnon, M.S.
Owner of Gagnon Fitness Coaching and Fitness Business Consulting, Adjunct Professor at Endicott College, Senior/Master Instructor Trainer for TRX Training, Clinical Early Intervention Specialist for ATI Worksite Solutions and Premier Coach for Ladder Fitness App

Cannabis and Sports: Ethical, Legal and Medical Implications

Jeff Konin, Ph.D.
Vice President of Global Education and Research for American Institute of Balance and President of Konin Consulting LLC

2018 Symposium
The Olympics: Lessons Learned from Working with Elite Athletes and Teams

2018 Symposium Schedule

The Mental Game of Preparing and Performing on the Olympic Stage

Adam Naylor, Ed.D, CC-AASP
Player Development Consultant at Telos Sport Psychology Coaching and Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston University

Rio 2016: My Journey to the Olympic Games

Bill Ito, M.S.
Head Athletic Trainer at Mount San Antonio College and USA Track & Field National Team Medical Staff

Path to the Podium

Melissa Weymouth '00, M.A.
Director of Beach and National Team Events and Sponsorship for USA Volleyball

2017 Symposium
Exploring Perspectives on Sport Specialization

The 10 Pillars of Long-Term Athletic Development

Rick Howard, M.Ed., CSCS, *D, USAW
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) mid-Atlantic coordinator and chair of the NSCA State and Provincial Director Program

Early Sports Specialization in Children: Is There Science Behind the Debate?

Thomas Rowland, M.D.
Director of pediatric cardiology at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

A Coach’s Guide to Peak Adolescent Sport Performance

Kristen Dieffenbach, Ph.D
President of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence and member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology executive board

2016 Symposium
Athletes First: Components of Effective Coaching

Nutrition for Optimal Health and Athletic Performance

Laura Moretti M.S., R.D., CSSD, LDN
Clinical nutrition specialist, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital Female Athlete Program

Double-Goal Coach: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors

Eric Eisendrath
Sportscaster and former Division I goalie for Brown University

Using Performance Outcomes to Influence Training, from a Coaching Perspective

Christopher M. Proulx
Clinical consultant, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at DJO Global

Strategies for Coaching the Mental Game

Robin S. Vealey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Miami University (OH)

Symposium Information

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