The first Annual Rutgers Human Performance Conference will be hosted by the Center for Health & Human Performance of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health and the International Society for Sports Nutrition on Saturday, March 29, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. in Beck Hall, on the Rutgers Livingston Campus. Sponsors include Rutgers’ Department of Exercise Science and the Department of Athletics; Polar Electro, Inc.; St. Peter’s Sports Medicine; and the Greater New York Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.
This unique conference is being held in conjunction with the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is designed to address topics that will be of interest to coaches, athletes, students, scientists, personal trainers, and strength & conditioning professionals. This is the first conference of its kind to be held at Rutgers and is the first event hosted by the Center for Health & Human Performance. A model that will put science into practice is being used that involves multiple entities within Rutgers (IFNH, Dept. of Exercise Science, Athletics) all cooperating to bring a unique educational experience to the area. The speakers are recognized internationally for their expertise in the area of performance nutrition and athletic performance research and application.
The Center for Health & Human Performance features state-of-the-art performance and metabolic testing equipment and focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the resultant implications for health and performance. Their work on nutritional supplements, athletic performance and injury, and exercise for special populations has received considerable international recognition for its creativity and impact.
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is recognized as the only not-for-profit academic-based society dedicated to sports nutrition and growing the science of applied nutrition. The ISSN conferences, tutorials, lectures and courses have been recognized by the American Dietetic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American Physical Therapy Association, National Association of Athletic Trainers and other organizations as well. They are at the forefront of encouraging and disseminating research on applied nutrition.
For more information and to register, go to the conference announcement page.