Exercise Science, Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Outdoor Recreation/Sports, Physical Fitness
Health promotion, Physical activity and disease prevention, Physical activity and heart disease, Physical activity and obesity, Weight loss, Cancer survivorship issues, Exercise physiology, Exercise, Physical activity and disease prevention, Physical fitness
Department: Human Performance and Sport
Office Phone: 303-615-1319
Alternate Phone: 303-358-0860
Interviewed by: The Denver Post, CBS4, 9NEWS
Joe Quatrochi, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Human Performance and Sport at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is the coordinator for the Exercise Science major within the HPS department.
Quatrochi professional experience includes extensive consulting activities for public and private entities in the areas of worksite health promotion and physical activity programs for adults, seniors/retirees, athletes and public service professionals (firefighters, security personnel). He has won numerous awards for his teaching and professional service.
During the past 25 years, Quatrochi has shared his expertise on numerous fitness and wellness-related topics in a variety of ways: through publication of several articles and chapters in books; delivery of dozens of presentations to various professional, private and public groups; and through many interviews for both print and electronic media. Most recently, he has shared his experiences as a cancer survivor. Specifically, Quatrochi has presented to various groups regarding the importance of self-responsibility to those being treated for cancer and other diseases. His primary research interest lies in the area of physical activity for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.
Quatrochi received his doctorate in health promotion and masters in exercise physiology from University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s in physical education from Fort Lewis College.