ISSA Founders, Advisors, Course and Continuing Education Authors

The International Sports Sciences Association's advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, the hundreds of professional publications, and college text books they have authored, is the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.

While others talk about their "experts" we urge you to see for yourself and take an in depth look at their biographies, publications, and accomplishments.

We're confident you'll see why ISSA is truly the World Leader in Fitness Education

Dr. Sal Arria Frederick C. Hatfield Charles Staley Patrick S. Gamboa Dr. Jack Barnathan Karl Knopf Bill Pearl Warren Potash Dr. Thomas Fahey Jane Frederick Dr. Gordon

E.J. 'Doc' Kreis Robert Filer Lt. Col. Taylor John Schaeffer John DeFendis John Berardi Kim Dolan Leto LaReine Chabut

Dr. Gordon

Dr. Gordon served as the Chief of Musculoskeletal Diseases Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for almost 20 years and retired in June, 1995. Dr. Gordon served as the Cochairman of the NIH sponsored conference, New Horizons in Low Back Pain in November, 1995. Dr. Gordon is the co-editor of the book resulting from the workshop, which was published in 1996. He has been a consultant as well as worked with biotechnology firms in Baltimore, MD and Bethesda, MD.

He is directing the development of the evaluation and exercise programs as well as the implementation system for Sport Fit Conditioning, Inc. He assists in presentations to potential new licensees and directs the educational program for club trainers, as well as participating in active training of the health club trainers. He acts as the non-voting administrator of the Company's Medical Review Panel and co-ordinates all of the group's reviews.

Dr. Gordon has served on numerous committees and task forces and interacted with the research community and public interest groups regarding policy and research status in musculoskeletal diseases. He managed, planned, developed, and evaluated the grant portfolio, as well as promoted research activities and conducted national and international scientific workshops and conferences on musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis, low back pain, hip joint replacement, osteoarthritis, and sports-related injuries.

He played a key role in developing public awareness, biomedical research, and interventions in osteoporosis. He has received many professional awards and has many professional memberships including the Orthopedic Research Society. He is a book editor and has numerous publications to his credit including Sports and Exercise in Midlife in 1994 and New Perspectives in Low Back Pain in 1989. He has lectured on spine research and repetitive motion disorders. He was an advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (including year 2000 objectives) and served on many interagency levels including an active role on several Congressionally mandated task forces. He has a close working relationship with orthopedic manufacturers and is a recognized leader in musculoskeletal research in the United States.