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Dr. Michele Scharff Olson ’86
Known internationally as THE Exercise Doctor, Dr. Olson has directed numerous research studies resulting in over 90 publications in peer-reviewed professional journals. Areas of research expertise include:
Dr. Olson is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for outstanding service to research and is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Disability Sport Specialist (CDSS II).
Her editorial and advisory boards include:
Dr. Olson has also been featured in the exercise DVDS, “The 10-Minute Solution Kettlebell (style) Ultimate Fat Burner,” and “Fitness Prescription—Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs.”
Her honorary associations include Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Epsilon Kappa. The Huntingdon College Human Performance Lab is named in her honor: The Michele Scharff Olson Human Performance Laboratory, which Dr. Olson views as an honor to her family. Often thought of as an exemplary researcher, Dr. Olson’s love for working with learners is her greatest inspiration for working in the college setting.
Note: all publications represent peer-reviewed research works; * represents papers also presented at professional meetings and conferences.