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CENTER FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AGING

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CPAA Director

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Michael E. Rogers, Ph.D.�earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University in Ohio.�He then went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship with the National Research Council, working in the Human Effectiveness laboratory at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.�

He is a Professor, as well as the Department Chair for the Department of Human Performance Studies�at�Wichita State University (WSU). � He teaches graduate courses such as Exercise Physiology, Applied Physiology, and Advanced Exercise Testing.� He has extensive experience and expertise with older populations.� His primary research interests concern the effects of balance and resistance training on muscle and bone health, fall prevention, and functional capacity in older adults.�

Currently, he is conducting studies on the efficacy of community-based exercise programs in Wichita and Nagoya, Japan.� He has received funding for his research from the National Research Council, American Federation for Aging Research, Thera-Band, and the State of Kansas.� He has an impressive record of presentations at national and international conferences.�

Dr. Rogers was one of six people appointed nationally to the Steering Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine Special Interest Group on Aging.� Recently he was named to the Executive Committee of the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity.� In addition he serves as the web site master for this international organization.� He is also responsible for the formation of a sistership between Wichita State University�and Nagoya University in Japan.

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