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Barbara Brehm-Curtis

Professor of Exercise & Sport Studies

Barbara Brehm-Curtis


Scott Gym 352


Barbara Brehm-Curtis teaches Health Behavior; Nutrition and Health; Women’s Health: Current Topics; Stress Management; and Sports Nutrition. She writes extensively on nutrition, fitness and stress management topics, including several chapters for the certification manuals produced by the American Council on Exercise. She has received the San Diego County Medical Society Media Award and was a Maggie Award finalist for her writing for Fitness Management, where she was a contributing editor for more than 25 years.

Selected Publications

Brehm, B.A. Food Labels: Your Questions Answered.  Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2019.

Brehm, B.A. (Ed.) Nutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2015.

Brehm, B.A. Psychology of Health and Fitness. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2014.

Brehm, B.A. The Complete Book of Handouts for Health & Fitness Professionals. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning, 2010.

Johnson, J.H., E.Haskvitz, and B.A. Brehm. Applied Sports Medicine for Coaches. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2009.

Brehm, B.A. Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2004.

Brehm, B.A. "Knowledge is power: Our Bodies, Ourselves and the Boston Women's Health Book Collective," in Gender and Leadership: New Perspectives, S.J.M. Freeman, S.C. Bourque, and C.M. Shelton, eds. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.

Brehm, B.A. "Maximizing the psychological benefits of physical activity." ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal 4(6): 7-11, 26, Nov/Dec 2000.

Brehm, B.A. Stress Management: Increasing Your Stress Resistance. New York: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 1998.

Hansen, M. and B.A. Brehm. "The Female Athlete Triad: An informative guide for physical educators and coaches." Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 69(9): 43-45, Nov/Dec 1998.

Brehm, B.A. and J.G. Iannotta. "Women and physical activity: Active lifestyles enhance health and well being." Journal of Health Education 29(2): 89-92, 1998.

Gehring, M., B.A. Keller, and B.A. Brehm. "Water running with and without a flotation vest in competitive and recreational runners." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 29(10): 1374-1378, 1997.


B.A., Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude
M.A., Ed.D. Columbia University

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks