As president and chief science officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, represents ACE as a national and international speaker, writer and expert source. He oversees ACE's development of strategies to deliver exercise-science and behavior-change education in ways that are engaging and compelling, recruiting more people to become exercise professionals and health coaches and equipping them for growth in their respective fields. He also leads ACE's efforts to support the appropriate integration of science-based programs and interventions into healthcare and public health. Dr. Bryant has written more than 300 articles or columns for fitness trade magazines, academic journals, and national media outlets, and authored, co-authored or edited more than 35 books. He can often be found as an authoritative resource for health and fitness articles in a variety of respected publications including USA Today, Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Shape, Consumer Reports, Fox News, CNN Headline News and more. Dr. Bryant serves on a variety of committees and boards including the WHO’s Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching’s council of advisors, National Association of Physical Literacy’s advisory board and BOKS Kids’ advisory board. He earned both his doctorate in physiology and master's degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University, where he received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award, the school's highest alumni honor that is given to select alumni who are considered leaders in their professional fields.