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Pediatric Exercise Science (PES) is devoted solely to issues concerning exercise in children. Its contents serve not only as a repository of knowledge in the field but also as a means of presenting challenging new ideas. It strives to promote physical activity, exercise, and fitness for physical and mental 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, kinesiologists, public health specialists, and physical educators.
Issues of PES have addressed the physiological effects of exercise on children, physical self-esteem of adolescents, genetics and pediatric exercise science, physical fitness testing and effects of physical training on young athletes, nonathletes, and children with chronic diseases. In the future, PES will continue to showcase research and articles that enrich the field, covering topics such as the differential response to various modes and intensities of exercise between children and adults and the importance of exercise and physical activity in children and adolescence from a health perspective.
For individual subscribers, PES is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the PES website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue. Articles and abstracts are also available in Spanish.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
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 levels. She has played an active role in the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine as well as in the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology.