Profession & Organization

  • Chief Science Officer, ACE

Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM


As Chief Science Officer, Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, represents ACE as a national and international lecturer, writer and expert source.  He is responsible for ensuring the scientific accuracy of ACE-commissioned research studies, publications and all other educational materials that ACE creates. Dr. Bryant has written nearly 300 articles or columns in fitness trade magazines, as well sports medicine and exercise science journals, and authored, co-authored or edited more than 35 books.  He can often be found as an authoritative resource for health, fitness, and nutrition articles in a variety of respected national media outlets including USA Today, Washington Post, The New York Times, Parade, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, Shape, Consumer Reports, Fox News, CNN Headline News and more. Dr. Bryant also shares his expertise as an advisory member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Obesity Solutions Roundtable, the National Association for Physical Literacy, the National Physical Activity Plan Healthcare Sector Expert Panel, Exercise Is Medicine’s Credentialing Committee, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s—Physical Activity Working Group, and the Prescription for Activity Task Force.

Dr. Bryant has held academic appointments on the exercise science faculties at several leading institutions including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University.  He earned both his doctorate in physiology and master’s degree in exercise science from Pennsylvania State University. In October of 2006, Dr. Bryant received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award (the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association) which is given to a select group of alumni who are considered leaders in their professional fields.