College of Arts and Sciences


  • Tripps Gives Keynote at Heart Zones Conference

    October 18, 2011

    Professor Dan Tripps, Director for the Center for the Study of Sport and Exercise and its Human PerformanceLaboratory, is the featured speaker at the 2011 Heart Zones USA conference. Set for November 4 – 6 in Seattle, the conference draws experts in the fields of cardiology, fitness, coaching, nutrition, and sports performance. Tripps will speak on “Living to the Max: The Science Behind Vitality.”  

    “We have more tools than ever to help each individual achieve maximum health,” Tripps said. “Science has definitely made the difference in heart health and quality of life.”  

    Tripps, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, has been a coach for world-class swimmers and triathletes, President and Executive Director of the Olympic Scientific Congress held in conjunction with the 1984 Olympic Games, and U.S. representative to UNESCO's Sport For All project to bring sport science to the developing world.  

    Tripps joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 2006. His teaching and research focus on the science of elite human performance, sport science and technology, and the psychology of leadership and achievement. 

    The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees, including an Master in Sport Administration and Leadership.


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