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Dr. Avery Faigenbaum, Professor    

Avery 16

2000 Pennington Road, Packer Hall, Room 227

Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-2151

  Fax Number: (609) 637-5153



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About Dr. Avery Faigenbaum

Dr. Avery Faigenbaum is a Full Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. He joined The College of New Jersey in 2004 and teaches a range of courses covering health promotion, exercise prescription, and clinical exercise physiology. His research interests focus on pediatric exercise science, resistance exercise, and preventive medicine. He incorporates years of experience as a pediatric exercise scientist into his classes and strives to “bridge the gap” between the laboratory and the playing field. His pedagogical approach which involves reflection and evaluation challenges his students to put theory into practice and to think about what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it can be a meaningful and long-lasting experience for the students and patients they will work with in the future.

His prospective research involves exercise interventions in public schools and youth centers to understand changes in health, fitness and athleticism in children and adolescents. As an active researcher and practitioner, he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, 40 book chapters and 10 books including Youth Strength Training, Strength and Power for Young Athletes, and Progressive Plyometrics for Kids. Dr. Faigenbaum has been lead or co-author on several position statement papers on youth resistance training.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and serves as Associate Editor of Pediatric Exercise Science and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He was elected Vice President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005 and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Fitness and Sports from 1998 to 2004. He has been an invited speaker at more than 300 conferences throughout the United States, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland and Spain. Dr. Faigenbaum was an invited research scholar at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain in 2011 and the Instituto Regionale di Ricerca Educativa del Lazio, Italy in 2003. In 2014, he was invited to the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland to develop guidelines on youth athletic development. Dr. Faigenbaum was awarded the Boyd Epley Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2017.

Dr. Faigenbaum received his BS, MS and EdD from Boston University, and previously taught at the University of Massachusetts and Lasell College.