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Eleanor Beltz

Eleanor Beltz
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences
Bentley Hall 328
Academic History:

Ph.D., Kinesiology-Exercise Science, University of Connecticut
Certificate, Foundations of Public Health, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Certificate, College Instruction, University of Connecticut
M.S., Athletic Training, Plymouth State University
B.A., Biology, Colby College

About Eleanor Beltz

Dr. Beltz is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with clinical experience in the collegiate and high school settings. Additionally, she holds certifications in strength and conditioning (NSCA CSCS) and corrective exercise (NASM CES).

Dr. Beltz began her career as a bench scientist, conducting research related to the cell cycle and renal physiology, but as a former collegiate athlete, she missed the world of athletics and exercise and subsequently shifted her focus to sports medicine and exercise science. She loves helping students explore the relationship physical activity and health, using her diverse experiences to provide context for challenging course content, making it more approachable and relatable for students. Dr. Beltz is passionate about approaching health and physical activity from a public health perspective, with many classes examining health and physical activity from individual, community, and societal lenses.

Dr. Beltz’s current research interests result from her work as a Certified Athletic Trainer, focusing on identifying improved methods for the prevention of sport-related injury and the translation of injury prevention programs into real-world use. She loves collaborating with collegiate, high school, and community sports programs for her research, working directly with coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes to implement evidence-based methods to prevent sport-related injury.

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Board of Certification
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), National Academy of Sports Medicine

Courses Taught:

• Physical Activity in Health & Disease
• Physiology of Exercise
• Strength and Conditioning
• Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
• Kinesiology
• Psychology of Sport and Exercise
• Foundations of Research
• Introduction to Wellness Coaching

Recent Publications:
Current list of Dr. Beltz’s publications