John P. Porcari, Ph.D.

Exercise Physiology/Research

John P. Porcari, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he is the Program Director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program. He teaches courses in exercise testing and prescription, cardiovascular physiology, electrocardiography, and statistics. John and his colleagues have conducted over 450 research projects in the last 25 years evaluating a wide variety of fitness products and exercise training techniques. He has authored or co-authored over 175 research articles and 300 abstract and is the lead author on the joint ACE/FA Davis textbook entitled Exercise Physiology. John is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a Master Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). He was President of AACVPR in 2003 and won the AACVPR Award of Excellence in 2010.

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