PLD Opportunity

The Neurobiology of Physical Activity Motivation




Presented by Ayland Letsinger, Ph.D. 

This course covers the widespread issue of physical inactivity and the biology behind it. Dr. Letsinger will provide an overview of the biological promoters of physical activity and how wheel-running mice are an effective model for understanding these mechanisms. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Highlight the link between food and physical activity.  
  2. Introduce advanced techniques used in neuroscience.  
  3. Discuss the increased focus in neurobiology in kinesiology research and genetics.