Professor for Exercise Science | University of South Carolina
Prof. Dr. Larry Durstine is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. Before arriving at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Durstine earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology/Biochemistry and Medical Physiology from the University of Toledo and The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. He has published 90 referred research manuscripts and has written and edited 9 professional books and more than 40 book chapters. His primary research area is the evaluation of physical activity, regularly practiced exercise, and the impact of a single exercise session on blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations. In addition, he has other research interests including the evaluation of the relationships between exercise and novel cardiovascular disease risk factors such as C-reactive protein and Lp(a). Most importantly, Dr. Durstine has sought to understand the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of chronic disease. For most diseases daily physical activity or prescribed exercise will reduce disease risk while having a tremendous impact on primary and secondary disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Durstine has a strong commitment to daily exercise, has run competitively in high school and college, and continues every day to exercise for “the health of it”.