"Its About the Effort, NOT the Result; the Result Is Determined by the Effort" GBB 

Gregory Blake Biren
Assistant Professor

Health and Exercise Science Department

Dr. Biren received his undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University and both his Master and Doctoral degrees from Temple University.  Previous teaching experience includes:  West Chester University, Temple University, and Eastern College.  Clinical experience:  Exercise Physiologist with a Medical and Wellness Center for patients at risk for Cardiovascular, Diabetic, Obesity, and Orthopedic conditions; Exercise Physiologist with Chester Crozer Medical Centers Cardiac Rehabilitation Division.  He is a firm believer that anyone can achieve any goal, if they are willing to sacrifice and put forth the required effort.  This includes achieving ones health and fitness goals.  His mission is to serve as an educator, motivator, and resource for helping individuals learn how to attain higher levels of health through exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modification.  He is a Corrective Exercise Specialist recognized by the National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Professional Organizations of Interest:

American College of Sports Medicine:                                                                  http://www.acsm.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association:                                                  http://www.nsca.com/

National Academy of Sports Medicine:                                                                 http://www.nasm.org/about/default.aspx?id=264

American Dietetics Association:                                                                            http://www.eatright.org

Information on Supplements:                                                                                 http://supplementwatch.com

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance:      AAHPERD        NASPE

Information on Key Health Objectives for the Future:                                         Healthy People 2010 (physical activity)


Nutrition for Athletes                                        Healthy Snacks                                                 Quality Sources of Protein and Carbohydrate
Assessing Your Current Nutrition                    High Calorie vs Low Calorie Foods                 Healthy Cereals
Fruit and Vegetable Check Off Sheet              Pre Game Meals                                               Keeping the Cost Down While Eating Healthy 

Calculating Caloric Needs                                New Food Guide Pyramid                                 Common Nutritional Deficiencies for Athletes 

"Lady Falcons"

Rowan Students
Calculate Your Grade            Basics on Excel          Calculating Metabolic Needs

Current Courses
Fall 2010 Office Hours and Schedule
    Foundational Information for Kinesiology                           
    Course Outline

Exercise Prescription
    Course Outline

Exercise Physiology