Faculty of Human Kinetics
Distinguished Speakers' Series
The Faculty of Human Kinetics was recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine for leading the Exercise is Medicine® On Campus Committee (EIM-OC) initiative at the University of Windsor. The Faculty of Human Kinetics is strategically planning various EIM-OC campus events to engage the university community in enhancing health and wellness practices. To kick-off the EIM-OC initiative, The Faculty of Human Kinetics is proud to host Dr. David Proctor as its inaugural Exercise is Medicine speaker this Friday.
Dr. David Proctor
“In Search of a Supplement for Aging Arteries and Exercise Intolerance: Is Beetroot the Magic Bullet?”
David Proctor, PhD, FACSM, is Professor of Kinesiology, Physiology and Medicine and director of the integrative vascular physiology laboratory at Penn State University. Dr. Proctor received his PhD in physiology of exercise from Kent State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) before coming to Penn State in 1999. He teaches courses on exercise and respiratory physiology, exercise and aging, clinical exercise physiology, and the scientific basis of exercise as medicine. Dr. Proctor was co-chair and lead writer for the 2009 ACSM Position Stand on Exercise and Physical Activity for Older adults. In 2012, he organized Penn State’s first campus-wide Exercise is Medicine initiative. Recently, his lab has been investigating the effects of acute and short-term dietary nitrate supplementation on vascular endothelial function, muscle oxygenation, exercise tolerance, and blood pressure in post-menopausal women and patients with peripheral artery disease.