Lisa Sprod, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

Lisa SprodSince becoming a faculty member in 2012, Dr. Lisa Sprod has taught courses including EXS 210: Introduction to Exercise Science, EXS 310: Research Methods in Exercise Science, EXS 421: Exercise Prescription II. Dr. Sprod has led and co-led a number of study abroad trips. The study abroad experiences have included trips to the Blue Zones, which are longevity hotspots where students immerse themselves in the lifestyle and culture of some of the longest and healthies lived individuals on the planet. Trips to the Blue Zones have included the locations of Sardinia, Italy, Ikaria, Greece, and the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica.

In addition, she has led trips to a number of countries in Central America with a focus on exercise prescription for exercise science students specifically. Dr. Sprod’s research interests include using physical activity and exercise to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.

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