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Meir Magal

Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Chair, Math and Science Division

B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi

Meir Magal, Ph.D., CES, CSCS, FACSM, is highly engaged in both teaching and research at North Carolina Wesleyan College. His dissertation research “Glycerol-induced hyperhydration and rehydration: Effect on physiological parameters and tennis skill performance” is just one of many research projects Dr. Magal has endeavored. His research interests are hydration and athletic performance, skeletal muscle physiology and the concept of “Exercise is Medicine.” He enjoys teaching and is involved in professional organizations that are considered the gold standard in the field of exercise science, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In ACSM, Dr. Magal serves as a member of the Executive Council and the Chair of the International Subcommittee of the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards. Dr. Magal was recently named Associate Editor for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 10th edition, the leading textbook of ACSM. Dr. Magal also serves as a site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) which is part of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Dr. Magal also enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.

Selected Publications

Thomas, K. S. & Magal M. 2014. How Does Physical Activity Impact Postural Stability? Journal of Novel Physiotherapies, 4(2): 206-210.

Magal, M. & Thomas, K. S. 2013. Static Stretching in Perspective. ACSM’s Certified News, 23(3):5,12.

Dwyer, G.B.; Beli, N.; Magal, M.; & Sorace, P. (Eds.). 2013. ACSM’s Certification Review, 4th Ed.. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Magal, M., & Eschback, L. C. 2013. Flexibility. In ACSM’s Resource for Health Fitness Specialist. (G. Liguori, G. B. Dwyer, T. C. Fitts, & B. A. Lewis, Eds.) Baltimore, MD.

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