1st Endurance Research Conference

THE SCIENCE BEHIND ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE


About

After growing up in the US and earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Stephen Seiler, PhD FACSM,  has lived and worked in Norway for nearly 20 years as a university teacher and researcher. He is currently professor in Sport Science and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences (150 scientific and administrative staff) at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.  While anchored at the university, Seiler has served as research consultant to a regional hospital in southern Norway, and scientific advisor to a professional Dutch speed skating team.  Seiler has also served as senior research consultant to the Norwegian Olympic Federation since 2011. In 2013, professor Seiler was elected to the Executive Board of the European College of Sport Science. Over the last 10 years, Seiler has become internationally known for his research and writing related to the organization of endurance training and intensity distribution.  This work has included both descriptive and experimental approaches, investigating cyclists, rowers, Xc skiers, orienteers, and distance runners. His work has influenced and catalyzed international research around training intensity distribution and the “polarized training model”.  Seiler has published ~75 peer reviewed publications, and written over 100 popular science articles related to exercise physiology and the training process. Professor Seiler has also given over 100 scientific lectures across Europe, the United States, China, and Australia.  Professor Seiler is also a founding editorial board member of the International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, and founder of the Elite Sport Performance special interest group within the ECSS. back to top

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