AUTHOR & RESEARCHER | Expert in Exercise, Science, and Health | EXPERT WITNESS
SKINNER, Ph.D., FACSM
Semi-retired professor in the area of exercise physiology and a former President of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has >300 publications and ~$50 million in research grants on exercise, training and health. He is an experienced expert witness, especially in cases involving personal injury while exercising. In addition, he has done many medical peer reviews of disability claims that involve exercise testing.
James S. Skinner, Ph.D., FACSM is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University. He is a former 1) president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2) Chair, International Advisory Council for Exercise is Medicine, 3) Vice President, International Council on Sport Sciences and Physical Education, and 4) Chair, Medical Advisory Committee of the YMCA of the USA. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the American Council on Exercise and their Senior Advisor on Exercise Science. He is the ACSM representative to RAFA/PANA (Physical Activity Network of the Americas) and a member of its Executive Committee.
AUTHOR & RESEARCHER
With more than 300 publications, James S. Skinner, Ph.D., FACSM also has ~$50 million in research grants on exercise, training and health
Expert in Exercise, Science, and Health
Semi-retired professor in the area of exercise physiology and a former President of the American College of Sports Medicine.
An expert witness is a person qualified, by reason of his skill, knowledge, education, experience, or training to testify on a particular area.
Influence of Genetic Factors on Responses to Exercise Training and Sport
Health and fitness can be affected by many genetic and non-genetic factors. Genetic factors influence how people are at the present time and how they respond to external stimuli or changes in environment (example, exercise training). There are high, average, and low responders to training, as well as adverse and non-responders. The speed of change and the extent to which changes occur are affected by genetic factors. This lecture gives a basic introduction to the field of genetics and how it applies to training and to sport.