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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. from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is the director of the Smith Fitness Program for Faculty and Staff.

Professor Brehm-Curtis's specialty is translating exercise and health science for real people, and she writes extensively on nutrition, fitness, and stress management topics. 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 has been a contributing editor since 1985.

Selected Publications

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.