Gregory B. Dwyer, Ph.D., FACSM
(FACSM=Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine)
Professor; Department of Exercise Science
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania



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§              Work Information

§              Contact Information

§              Classes that I currently teach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

§              Current Projects

§              Curriculum Vitae

§              Personal Interests

Work Information

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Department of Exercise Science
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA  18301
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Academic Biography

Dr. Gregory B. Dwyer is a:
Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Professor
in the Department of Exercise Science at
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU).

Dr. Dwyer teaches classes in the undergraduate Exercise Science curriculum as well as in the Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEXP) graduate major at ESU. 

Dr. Dwyer is a FELLOW of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM).

He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an:

  • Exercise Test Technologist (ETT) SM
  • Preventive/Rehabilitative Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES) SM
  • Exercise Program Director (PD) SM
  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP)

He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the University of Texas at Austin in Biology/Zoology and the sciences of Physical Education.

(Hook'em Horns)

Dr. Dwyer went on to receive his master's degree (M.A.) from Wake Forest University in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

(Go Demon Deacs)


Dr. Dwyer earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington.

(Go Big Red)

Dr. Dwyer has been a frequent lecturer at various the ACSM workshops.

Dr. Dwyer has served and continues to serve the ACSM in several capacities as:

  • Current member of the Committee on Certification and Registry Board (CCRB)
    • Member of the Publications Subcommittee
  • former member of the Committee for Certification and Registry (formerly the Committee on Certification and Education)
    • Chair, Health/Fitness Credentialing Subcommittee
    • Member, Executive Committee
  • former member of the Credentials Committee (grants ACSM Fellowship)
  • former Secretary/Treasurer of the Mid Atlantic regional chapter (MARC)
  • former Board of Director and newsletter editor for the Midwest regional chapter
  • former member of the Academic Standards Committee for the Registry of Clinical Exercise Physiologists.

Dr. Dwyer's main research interests are in:

  • physical activity/health patterns among various populations
  • exercise testing and training responses of apparently healthy and chronic disease populations
  • the adoption and adherence issues related to physical activity (barriers to physical activity)
  • use of technology in exercise science education
  • accreditation of exercise science education (outcomes).

ACSMDr. Dwyer has traveled internationally for ACSM to:

  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • Tokyo, Japan

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Contact Information                                                    Current Office:

Electronic mail address                                                     2nd floor (#253), Koehler Fieldhouse

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Snail Mail Address

Gregory B. Dwyer, Ph.D. , FACSM


Department of Exercise Science

200 Prospect St

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA  18301


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colllege logoClasses I currently teach at East Stroudsburg University:

          EXSC 310: Exercise Physiology I (summer)

          EXSC 330: Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment

                   and Programming

          EXSC 445: Adult Fitness Seminar

  EXSC 560: Physical Activity across the lifespan

          Workshops:   Aerobic Fitness Workshop

                                     Exercise and Weight Control Workshop

          CEXP 537: Graded Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription

          CEXP 531/532: Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program Clinical Laboratory I and II

          CEXP 587/588: Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate program Internship I and II

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Current Projects (some)

Project: Assessment of the barriers to physical activity among college students.

This is a new project for me and involves interaction with several other individuals both inside East Stroudsburg University and out. This project is focusing on what are the barriers to why individuals (college-aged) take up/or do not take up exercise and physical activity.

Project: Use of technology in the teaching and learning process in exercise physiology/exercise science.

This project is new as I have been attempting to integrate more technology into the instruction in my own classes as well as the classes of some of my colleagues.

Project: Assessment of health/physical activity in the community.

This is a relatively new project for me and involves interaction with several other individuals both inside East Stroudsburg University and in the health and fitness community in Monroe county, PA.

Recent Publications: (most recent)

  1. Senior editor/author for the  text:

ACSM’s Metabolic Calculations Handbook

                     (contact LWW for this text,

  1.  Senior editor/author for the  text:


ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual (2nd edition)

                   (contact LWW for this text,

  1. Author for CD-ROM: ACSM's Metabolic Calculations Tutorial
  2. Chapter author for: Program Administration and Management in ACSM's Clinical Certification Review (1st & 2nd editions).
  3. Co-author for chapter: Body Composition in ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (new 5th edition).
  4. Co-author for chapter: Physical Fitness Assessment in ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer. (1st and 2nd editions)


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Personal Biographical Information

Dr. Gregory B. Dwyer has been at East Stroudsburg University since the fall of 1997 and lives with his wife and two kids in Stroud Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Dwyer was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the town of Merrick, New York. He was married to Elizabeth Sanford in 1984 and has two children, Kevin (born 1990) and Eric (born 1992). Their newest dog (2000) is a female Brittany named Misty.

A family portrait (Fall, 2001)

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A summer, 2003 picture of a family summit on Mt Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains. My oldest son (Kevin) and I climbed down from the mountain.

A fall, 2003 picture of my dog "Misty"


Picture of my wife and I at Walt Disney World (Spring, 2002). We took our kids also!

Picture of Dr. Shala Davis and me at the announcement of our first text publishing.

A picture of me after a workout (without my glasses)!!!

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Personal Interests

 Fitness: running, walking, cycling, etc.


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A picture of me running a 10K race in TEXAS more than 25 years ago - I am a long time runner (30 plus years)

Active Lifestyle: walking, hiking, cycling, camping, backpacking, etc. (I guess the outdoors!)

Backpacking in summer of 2002 on the AT in New Jersey

hiking all of us

A summer, 2002 Family canoe/hiking trip along the Delaware river.

Reading & Relaxing

  • I am an Assistant Scoutmaster for boy scouts (Troop 86 - Stroudsburg; Minsi Trails Council) and the former Committee Chairman for cub scouts (Pack 86 - Stroudsburg; Minsi Trails Council)

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Pictures from my trip (8/2002) to Tokyo, Japan for ACSM Certifications:

Picture from my trip (3/2009) to Puerto Rico for an internship:

Last Revised: 5/28/10