Dr. William Ryan
Dr. Ryan earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, BSN and MSN degrees from St. Louis University, a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty of SRU in the fall of 1995 and is currently an associate professor in the Exercise and Rehabilitative Science Department. Dr. Ryan is a registered nurse and holds ACSM certifications as an Exercise Specialist, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and Exercise Program Director.
Dr. Ryan currently teaches ERS 201 (Exercise Physiology), ERS 410 (Clinical Exercise Physiology), ERS 402 (Exercise Prescription), ERS 401 (Fitness Assessment), and FYRST seminar. His research interests have included the development of instruments to assess body image disturbances in men and women. Currently he is researching college student health behaviors, beliefs and attitudes with faculty from the ERS, Health & Safety, and Psychology departments at SRU.
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