David Fukuda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Program: Sport and Exercise Science
Department: Educational and Human Sciences
David H. Fukuda, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor in the Sport and Exercise Science Program at the University of Central Florida. Dr. 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. Dr. 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 20 years as a competitor, instructor, coach, and referee. Dr. Fukuda is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.