Paul Joseph Arciero

Paul Joseph Arciero

Paul Joseph Arciero
Professor, Health and Exercise Sciences Department, Director, Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Skidmore College, Skidmore College
New York, USA


Dr. Paul J. Arciero (“Dr. Paul”) is a tenured professor (20yrs) in the Health and Exercise Sciences department and Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory at Skidmore College. Dr. Paul specializes in performance nutrition and exercise training for optimal health.  Dr. Paul received his M.Sc. in exercise physiology from Purdue University in 1987, an M.Sc. in nutritional sciences from University of Vermont in 1993, a doctorate in physiology of exercise from Springfield College in 1993, and post-doctoral training in applied physiology from Washington University School of Medicine in 1994. He has been an active research scientist for over 25 years with particular emphasis on performance nutrition and exercise training for optimal health and performance.
Dr. Paul has provided nutritional and fitness counseling to thousands of individuals of all ages (5-101 yrs old) and abilities, from sedentary, diseased individuals to olympic and professional athletes, so he understands health and performance at every level of physical function. In addition to his faculty appointment at Skidmore College, he has been the Sports Performance Nutritionist for the AHL Adirondack Phantoms professional hockey team (Philadelphia Flyers NHL affiliate) and provides nutrition and exercise training consultation to world-class, college, and high school athletes. He is an author/co-author of over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 68 abstracts, including book chapters and invited reviews on sport performance nutrition and bioenergetics, exercise training, obesity and disease prevention, focusing on optimal health paradigms of healthy nutrition and exercise. Dr. Paul has presented his research at over 100 regional, national and international conferences, as well as at numerous other public forums.
He is a highly sought after TV, radio, newspaper/magazine and web personality including “The Today Show on MSNBC”, “WebMD”, “DoctorRadio XM/Sirius”, “The Wall Street Journal”, “Prevention Magazine”, “Men’s Health”, “Women’s Health”, “Health Magazine”, “Shape”, “Women’s World”, and interviewed on Public Television and ABC-TV as an expert on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition for Olympic Athletes. Currently, he is the weekly “Health and Wellness Expert” for the cable television station LOOK TV. He serves/has served as a reviewer for twelve medical science journals in the areas of sports nutrition, athletic performance, energy metabolism, obesity and disease prevention. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1999 and as Fellow of The Obesity Society in 2012.
 addition to his academic and scholarly activities in performance nutrition and exercise training, Dr. Paul is a certified yoga instructor and has taught yoga to thousands of individuals of all ages, both athlete and non-athlete. Dr. Paul is a former top-ranked collegiate tennis player and competed on the European professional tennis circuit. In addition, he is a competitive runner, cyclist and triathlete.

Research Interest

Bioenergetics, Nutrition, Exercise, and Physical Activity Interventions: Effects on Energy Metabolism
Sport and Athletic Performance Nutrition
Nutrition & Supplementation for Prevention of Obesity, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease
Optimal Nourishment for Health and Performance