As president and chief science officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, stewards ACE’s development and delivery of exercise-science and behavior-change education in ways that are engaging and compelling, recruits more people to become exercise professionals and health coaches, and equips them for growth in their respective fields. Bryant leads ACE’s exploration of how their science-based programs and interventions appropriately integrate into healthcare and public health. Bryant also represents ACE by serving on the advisory boards and committees for several highly respected public health organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Bryant has written well over 300 articles or columns in national publications, fitness trade magazines, as well sports medicine and exercise science journals, and authored, co-authored or edited more than 40 books. He is often cited as a subject-matter expert for health and fitness articles in a variety of respected national media outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Consumer Reports, and more. Bryant has served on the editorial board or as a regular contributor for several publications including, Arthritis Today, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, U.S. News & World Reports, and Women’s Health. Bryant has also held academic appointments on the exercise science faculties at several leading institutions including West Point, Penn State and Arizona State.
Bryant 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.
As a community leader, Bryant has shared his knowledge of exercise science and athletics as a youth sports coach in baseball, basketball and soccer. In his free time, Bryant enjoys golfing, playing pickleball and working out.