160. Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Fine Tuning Body Composition- via Time-effective Exercise and Diet

Tuesday, October 29
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
CE: 1.5
Level 3- Advanced
Activity Code: 151125

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has ranked among the top fitness trends worldwide for the past five years. Practitioners are faced with conflicting information regarding the potential for the method to improve body composition and overall fitness and health. This presentation will discuss the physiological basis of HIIT, and review the scientific evidence regarding the effect of different intermittent exercise training protocols on body composition, fitness and health.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the effect of different interval training protocols on body composition, fitness and health.
  • Compare the physiological responses to different interval training protocols that influence potential changes in body composition, fitness and health

Learning Need Codes:

  • 3030 Anthropometrics, body composition
  • 4060 Exercise, fitness, sports nutrition
  • 2110 Physiology, exercise physiology

Performance Indicator:

  • 10.2.2 Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to identify and implement valid and reliable nutrition assessment tools to support access to care.
  • 8.2.4 Imparts knowledge of the importance of physical activity and applies behavior change principles to promote physical activity and decrease inactivity.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.


  • Martin Gibala, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology

    McMaster University

  • Susie Parker-Simmons, M.S., R.D, MEd

    Senior Sport Dietitian

    United States Olympic Committee