David H. Fukuda, Ph.D. is currently a Professor in the Division of Kinesiology at the University of Central Florida. Fukuda’s undergraduate training in production/operations management at Boise State University offered a systems-based approach to problem-solving, which provides him a unique perspective to both teaching and scientific inquiry within the field of exercise science. While completing his doctoral program at the University of Oklahoma in exercise physiology, he devised a non-invasive approach for the classification of elderly men and women into body composition phenotypes. Fukuda’s research interests include the development of performance-based testing methodologies, the analysis of physiological profiles in athletes, and the assessment of adaptations to exercise training and nutritional interventions in varying populations. He is a fourth-degree black belt in judo and has been involved with the Olympic sport for over 25 years as a competitor, instructor, coach, and referee.
Fukuda has received Fellow status from the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA).
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology, University of Oklahoma
- CSCS*D, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, National Strength and Conditioning Association
- CISSN, Certified Sports Nutritionist, International Society of Sports Nutrition
- ACSM-EP, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine
- Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science
- Physiology of Work and Exercise Response (POWER) Laboratory
Areas of Specialty
- Performance-based testing methodologies
- Exercise training and nutritional interventions in varying populations
- Fatigue thresholds and metabolic responses to exercise
- Martial arts and combat sports