Dan Heil, a professor in applied exercise physiology in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University, has been awarded Fellow status by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, and has served as both President and Annual Conference Director for the Northwest Chapter of the ACSM. Dr. Heil’s research tends to focus on determinants of human health, energy expenditure, and work performance during free-living, recreational, occupational, and sport-related activities. As such, his research often includes the use of wearable electronic monitoring devices, novel analytical strategies, as well as the integration of mathematical and statistical modeling. As of 2020, Dr. Heil has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles (most as first author) and over 150 peer-reviewed published research abstracts, but The Essentials of Exercise Science is his first book. Dr. Heil’s research interests are often inspired by his own personal interest and participation in a variety of sports that include triathlons, cross country skiing, open water swim racing, and taekwondo.
NOTE: Photo credit to Cecile Heil (Yellowstone National Park, MT).