Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D, FACSM

ACE President and Chief Executive Officer

Living the ACE Mission. Cedric lives the ACE mission by staying active through regular exercise and sports like pickleball and golf. Inspired by his athletic sons, Cedric has also enjoyed serving as a youth sports coach in baseball, basketball and soccer. 

Working at ACE. Cedric is the Chief Executive Officer at ACE. On a typical day, he collaborates with various partners such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to champion increased physical activity based on science and evidence-based practices. When sharing about physical activity Cedric often shares, “Some activity is better than none, and more is better than some! Every little bit counts.” 

Education and Experience. Cedric brings more than 35 years in the health and fitness industry and has authored more than 300 articles and co-authored or edited more than 40 books. He earned both his doctorate in physiology and master’s degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University, where he received Pennsylvania State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor presented to its alumni.

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