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Associate Professor
Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
Nursing and Health Sciences
Phone:See PR Contact
Public Relations:Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
Specialty:Exercise, fitness, sports performance, training, muscle damage, conditioning, physical education, youth sports
Biography:Dr.Connnolly, an associate professor who teaches exercise and strength physiology courses, contributes to the campus and the community through dedication to his discipline and steady research in the field of exercise, health and sports performance. He is program director for Physical Education and director of UVM's human performance lab. Connolly was recognized in 2001 as an Outstanding Student Advisor by UVM's Department of Student Life and received the Governor's Award for service to the field in 2003. In 2000 he was appointed Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is the 2005 President of the New England American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently Chair of National Strategic Health Initiatives Council. He is an expert in areas of fitness, exercise, strength& conditioning, and exercise program development. He is a Consultant Exercise Physiologist to the New York Rangers ice hockey team and has worked with numerous professional organizations such as US Rowing, NHL, NFL, IOC, international athletes and local sports groups. Connolly has published over 150 articles in areas of sports performance, health and fitness in periodicals that include Runner's World, Men's Health, the Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness, the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, the Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Competitive Rowing,Journal of Sports Sciences, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Medicine & Science in Sports and exercise, among others. There are over 2500 web-sites quoting his work and writings. He is also a nationally and internationally recognised speaker in the areas of fitness testing & assessment, exercise program development, athletic performance, health & exercise and muscle damage.