Scott Going, PhD

Professor, Department Head, Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition

Dr. Going is Department Head and Professor in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences in addition to serving as Director of the Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition.  He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine and his master's and doctoral degrees in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois.  

An expert in models and methods for assessment of changes in body composition during growth and with aging, Dr. Going is currently investigating the effects of chronic exercise versus hormone replacement therapy on bone, soft tissue composition and muscle strength in postmenopausal women and the role of exercise in obesity prevention in children.

His current and recent projects include:

Exercise, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Blood Lipids and Lipoproteins: a randomized prospective study of the effects of exercise and hormone replacement therapy on body fat and fat-free mass, blood lipids and lipoproteins in postmenopausal women (PI, funded by Arizona Affiliate of the American Heart Association).

The Bone, Estrogen, and Strength Training (BEST) study: a randomized prospective study of the effects of exercise and hormone replacement therapy on bone mineral density, soft tissue composition and muscle strength in postmenopausal women (Co-PI, funded by National Institutes of Health).

Women's Health Initiative: Vanguard Clinical Center, a prospective observation and intervention study of diet and hormone replacement therapy on chronic disease in women. The University of Arizona is one of three bone centers nationwide for the WHI. Dr. Going is responsible for quality control of DXA screening for bone mineral density assessments (co-investigator, funded by NIH).

Wise Women Walking Exercise Intervention Study - Phoenix, Arizona: an ancillary study to the State of Arizona Well Woman Health Check, designed to assess the effects of aerobic exercise on body weight and composition, blood pressure, and blood lipids in middle-aged women (funded by Centers for Disease Control and Arizona Department of Health Services).

Wise Women Activity Intervention - Tucson, Arizona: a randomized trial of exercise compliance and health outcomes with three levels of support based on the patient-provider model and social support theory conducted as an ancillary study to the State of Arizona Well Woman Health Check (funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Arizona Department of Health.

Dr. Going is a member of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center Scientific Advisory Board.