Craig Tuggle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology from UAB. In 2002, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and in 2005 he earned the Health Fitness Specialist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Craig has been working in the field of Exercise Medicine for over ten years and has assisted Dr. Bamman with numerous UAB research projects and exercise clinical trials, for example: Muscle Plasticity with Resistance Training and Detraining in Older Adults (NIH), Maximizing Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy to Combat Sarcopenia in Older Adults (NIH), Exercise Prescription to Improve Fatigability and Muscle Function in Parkinson’s Disease (UAB School of Medicine), and Understanding Muscle Regeneration Impairment in Aging Veterans (VA).
Personally, exercise has played a crucial role in managing his Type I Diabetes for 33 years and is one of the major reasons Craig choose this career path. He lives an active lifestyle and understands the challenges individuals face when dealing with a chronic medical condition. Craig was born and raised in Moody, Alabama, is married, and enjoys spending time with his two year old son.