Meir Magal, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, FACSM


Meir Magal, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, FACSM

Professor of Exercise Science
Exercise Science Program Director

Biography

Education

Ph.D. in Human Performance (Exercise Physiology), The University of Southern Mississippi (2002)

Dr. Magal obtained his doctorate in Human Performance (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002. Dr. Magal serves as a Program Director and Professor of Exercise Science, and the Chair of the School of Mathematics and Sciences at North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWC). Although NCWC is primarily a teaching college, Dr. Magal has been heavily involved in providing service to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), in different capacities, and with on-going research. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Magal has served on the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) in different capacities. He also authored and served as an editor on a number of ACSM publications. Most recently, he served as a Co-Editor on the 6th Edition of the ACSM’s Fitness Assessment Manual book. Research wise, Dr. Magal has published numerous papers and abstracts examining NCAA DIII athletic performance, cardiorespiratory and postural control responses to various modes of exercise and physical activity preparticipation health screening procedures.

Selected Scholarly Work

M. Magal, B. A. Franklin, G. B. Dwyer, and D. Riebe. (In Press, 2022) Back to Basics: A Critical Review of the Methodology Commonly Used to Estimate CRF. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.

M. Magal, S. L. Fann and K. S. Thomas. Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Perceptual Responses to Preferred Walking Speed at Different Inclines and Post Exercise Postural Control in Healthy College Age Adults. International Journal of Exercise Science. 15 (2): 113-124, 2022.

Magal, M., Liette, N. C., Crowley, S. K., Hoffman, J. R. and Thomas, K. S. Sex-Based Performance Responses to an Acute Sprint Interval Cycling Training Session in Collegiate Athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 92 (3): 469-476, 2020.

S. K. Crowley, J. R. Rebellon, C. Huber, A. Leonard, L., D. Henderson and M. Magal. Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Sleep, and Physiological Responses to Stress in Women. European Journal of Sports Science. 20 (10): 1368-1377, 2020.

Magal, M. and Neric, F. B. ACSM Certifications: defining an exercise profession. From concept to assessment and everything in between. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 24 (1): 12-18, 2020.

K. S. Thomas, M. Hammond and M. Magal. The Impact of Graded Forward and Backward Walking, at a Matched Intensity on Metabolic Measures and Postural Control. Gait and Posture. 65 (9): 20-25, 2018.

G. P. Whitfield, D. Riebe, M. Magal and G Liguori. Application of the American College of Sports Medicine Adult Preparticipation Screening Algorithm to a nationally representative sample of US adults aged >=40 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49 (10): 2056-2063, 2017.

J. Bunn, C. L. Eschbach, M. Magal, K. Wells. The Effects of Warm-up Intensity and Duration on Cycling Time Trial Performance. Central European Journal of Sport Science & Medicine. 17 (1): 5-13, 2017.

M. Magal and D. Riebe. New Pre-Participation Health Screening Recommendations: What Exercise Professionals Need To Know. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 20 (3): 22-27, 2016.

D. Riebe, B. A. Franklin, P. D. Thompson, C. E. Garber, G. P. Whitfield, M. Magal and L. S. Pescatello. Updating ACSM’s Recommendations for Exercise Pre-participation Health Screening. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47 (8): 2473-2479, 2015.

Professional Affiliations

Meir Magal

CONTACT

Meir Magal, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, FACSM

  • School of Mathematics and Sciences
    North Carolina Wesleyan University
    3400 North Wesleyan Blvd.
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804

  • Office Location:
    Indoor Sports & Education Facility (ISEF) – 118

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