|Exercise and Sport SciencesBetsy Keller|
|Exercise and Sports Science, Obesity in Children|
Subjects Betsy Keller can address: Relationship between physical activity and the development of obesity in children. Effects of exercise on aging. Optimizing physical function throughout life. Employing principles of occupational physiology to promote health and minimize workplace risks. Her teaching focuses on using physical activity to optimize physical function throughout life. She has articles and papers on the beneficial effects of exercise on pediatric and geriatric populations, and ways of maximizing athletic performance. Recent studies show that the greatest risk for child obesity is an obese parent. Though the link is partly genetic, parents' exercise and eating habits are critical factors, which are a relevant finding, since a significant number of obese parents do not consider their children obese. In addition, Keller studies occupational physiology. Recently, she oversaw a grant-sponsored fitness program that screened local firefighters for potential coronary problems.
Articles: "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise"
"American Journal of Human Biology"
"Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport"
"Journal of Sport Medicine and Physical Fitness"
Contributing author to:
"Lifestyle Medicine" (ed. J. Rippe) chapter on gender differences in the development of fitness
"Understanding Fitness," chapter on functional training and health benefits
Physical activity in pediatric and geriatric populations
child obesity prevention
chronic fatigue syndrome and exercise
Honors, Awards, Memberships
Recipient, Service Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine