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Springfield College Professor Samuel Headley Recognized

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Professor of Exercise Science Samuel Headley has been accepted as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Assoc. (CEPA), a recognition of his outstanding service to the field of clinical exercise physiology (CEP).

Headley, currently program director of the Springfield College master’s and doctoral programs in exercise physiology, is one of the founders of CEPA and previously served as its president. Clinical exercise physiology is a branch of exercise physiology that focuses on the acute and chronic responses of both healthy individuals and individuals with chronic diseases to exercise.

Headley is a well-known scholar in the field, with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, 30 peer-reviewed abstracts, and six books or book chapters in exercise physiology. His scholarship has recently focused on the impact of exercise on patients with chronic kidney disease.

“CEPA is the organization that was created to develop the profession of clinical exercise physiology,” he said. “I have been honored to be involved with the creation and development of this organization since I believe it is critical for the future of our students who graduate from our CEP program.”

During his time at Springfield College, Headley helped develop the college’s nationally accredited clinical exercise physiology program.

“Given his prolific scholarship and extensive service and leadership to the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association, Sam is being recognized as one of the distinguished leaders in the field,” said Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield College associate professor and department chair of Exercise Science and Athletic Training.