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I would like to thank my content experts, all of whom work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for their suggestions, recommendations and advice, including:

Claudio Battaglini, PhD, FACSM

Rebecca Battaglini, MA

Abbie Smith-Ryan, PhD, CSCS

Eric Ryan, PhD

Bonnie Marks, PhD, FACSM

Mary Ellen Bingham RD

Rachael Stratton, RD


The reviewers provided many constructive recommendations about content and organization. Their input and suggestions have been greatly appreciated and are reflected throughout the text. They include the following:

Becca Battaglini, MA

Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Joseph Coti

Physical Education

Southwestern Michigan College

Dowagiac, Michigan


Amy D. Howton, MFA

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia


Nicole Mancini, MEd

Health and Physical Education

Northern Virginia Community College

Manassas, Virginia


Wendy L. Pelto, MS, NSCA-CSCS

Physical Education

Community College of Rhode Island

Lincoln, Rhode Island


Jennifer D. Smith, MS


Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Stephen P. Sowulewski, MA

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia


John E. Stroffolino, BS, MS, NSCA-CSCS

Health, Physical Education, and Health Technology

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove, Virginia


Jared White, MEd, ATC, PES

Athletics/Exercise Science

Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, Tennessee

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