Pediatric Exercise Science (PES) is the only journal devoted solely to issues concerning exercise in children. Its contents are designed to serve not only as a repository of knowledge in the field but also as a means of presenting challenging new ideas. It thereby strives to promote physical activity and fitness for health in children, recognize limits and training methods for child athletes, and assess the role of exercise as a therapeutic intervention in children with chronic disease. As concern about the obesity epidemic increases, PES reflects the growing interest in the importance of exercise for children. In doing this, PES crosses disciplines and acts as a means of communicating information among various groups of interest in this field, including exercise physiologists, physicians, public health specialists, and physical educators.
PES is also published in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content of the print edition but with additional advantages, such as the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to back issues. The content of the online version of PES is available weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and online subscribers can receive each issue's table of contents by e-mail when a new issue is published.
Bareket Falk, PhD, is a pediatric exercise physiologist in the department of kinesiology at Brock University. She received her PhD from McMaster University (1991) in Canada under the mentorship of Dr. Oded Bar-Or. She then worked as the head of the physiology unit and the acting director of the Research and Sports Medicine Center at the Wingate Institute in Israel. Her research has spanned various areas in pediatric exercise physiology, including thermoregulation, metabolism during and after exercise, and the effects of physical activity and training on growing bone and muscle function. She has also investigated the effects of exercise in children with clinical conditions such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, asthma, diabetes, and obesity. She has performed her research in clinical and research settings. She has taught numerous courses in pediatric exercise physiology and sports medicine at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has played an active role in the North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine as well as in the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology.