Rick Howard,
Senior Contributor

Rick Howard earned his doctorate in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is an Assistant Professor in Applied Sports Science at West Chester University (PA), Kennari (Teacher) at Keilir Health Academy in Ásbrú, Iceland, and Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is the co-founder of LTAD Playground and works on many projects to create a physically literate culture.

He contributes peer-reviewed articles, blogs, and podcasts and presents nationally and internationally on long-term athletic development (LTAD) and the application of concepts of pediatric exercise science for coaches, personal trainers, physical education teachers, and those who wish to improve the lives of our young people.

Rick is a Masters’ Strongman competitor and a social media junkie (follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram: @rihoward41).