Brian Hortz, associate professor of physical education, had a peer-reviewed abstract presentations at the Society for Public Health Education, 67th Annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. The title of his abstracts were "Planning to Be Active: An Effective Theory Based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among Rural Adolescents" and "Changes in Self-Efficacy During Social Cognitive Theory Based Intervention to Promote Moderate Exercise in Rural Adolescents."
Hortz' primary research interest is in sports medicine, which began when he was an undergraduate at Denison where he graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine. Hortz pursued a master's degree in sports medicine from Ohio University while spending one year as the head athletic trainer at Crooksville High School. Hortz then continued his post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University where he completed his doctoral degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in health education