Peter Zapalo

 

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Peter Zapalo has held the position of Director of Sports Science and Medicine at U.S. Figure Skating since October of 2010. He has a varied background encompassing exercise physiology, biomechanics, and clinical medicine and has studied at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Calgary under Dr. David Smith, a world recognized expert in applied exercise physiology and periodization. He is responsible for education and planning for high performance international selection pool, athlete testing, oversight of rehabilitation and return to play, liaison to USADA, sport science coaches' education and the head of the nationwide S.T.A.R.S. program, a U.S. Figure Skating program.