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Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Studies
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Barbara Brehm-Curtis


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Barbara Brehm-Curtis received her Ed.D. in Applied Physiology from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She teaches Health Behavior; Nutrition and Health; Women’s Health: Current Topics; Stress Management; and Sports Nutrition.  Professor Brehm-Curtis writes extensively on nutrition, fitness, and stress management topics, including several chapters for the certification manuals produced by the American Council on Exercise. She has received the San Diego County Medical Society Media Award and was a Maggie Award finalist for her writing for Fitness Management, where she was a contributing editor for over 25 years. 



Selected Publications

Brehm, B.A. (Ed.) Nutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2015


Brehm, B.A. Psychology of Health and Fitness. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2014.


Brehm, B.A.  The Complete Book of Handouts for Health & Fitness Professionals.  Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning, 2010.


Johnson, J.H., E.Haskvitz, and B.A. Brehm.  Applied Sports Medicine for Coaches.  Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2009.


Brehm, B.A. Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2004.


Brehm, B.A. "Knowledge is power: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective," in Gender and Leadership: New Perspectives, S.J.M. Freeman, S.C. Bourque, and C.M. Shelton, eds. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.


Brehm, B.A. "Maximizing the psychological benefits of physical activity." ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal 4(6): 7-11, 26, Nov/Dec 2000.


Brehm, B.A. Stress Management: Increasing Your Stress Resistance. New York: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1998.


Hansen, M. and B.A. Brehm. "The Female Athlete Triad: An informative guide for physical educators and coaches." Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 69(9): 43-45, Nov/Dec 1998.


Brehm, B.A. and J.G. Iannotta. "Women and physical activity: Active lifestyles enhance health and well being." Journal of Health Education 29(2): 89-92, 1998.


Gehring, M., B.A. Keller, and B.A. Brehm. "Water running with and without a flotation vest in competitive and recreational runners." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 29(10): 1374-1378, 1997.