Medical consultant for NBC's "The Biggest Loser" to speak at UNT

Robert Hulzenga
Robert Hulzenga
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What: Dr. Robert Huizenga, medical consultant for NBC's The Biggest Loser and associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, speaks at the University of North Texas as part of the university's Distinguished Lecture Series.

When: 7 p.m. April 5 (Thursday)

Where: Silver Eagle Suite of UNT's University Union, which is located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets (1155 Union Circle)

Cost: $8 general admission; $5 for UNT alumni, faculty and staff members. UNT students will each receive one free ticket by showing their student identification and may each receive one guest ticket by paying $5. Tickets can be purchased at the information center on the third floor of the University Union, or by going to the Division of Student Affairs website.

Contact: UNT Distinguished Lecture Series at 940-565-2617.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. Robert Huizenga, who has appeared on more than 50 episodes of NBC's The Biggest Loser to help participants tailor their diet and exercise regimens to their specific medical needs, will speak at the University of North Texas April 5 (Thursday) as part of the university's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Huizenga's lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Silver Eagle Suite of UNT's University Union. The union is located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets at 1155 Union Circle. Tickets are $8 for general admission; $5 for UNT alumni, faculty and staff members; and free to UNT students. Each student may also pay $5 for one guest ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the information center on the third floor of the University Union or at the UNT Division of Student Affairs website beginning March 7 (Wednesday).

Known as "Dr. H," Huizenga is the author of Where Did All the Fat Go? The Wow! Prescription to Reach Your Ideal Weight and Stay There, in which he discusses his straightforward, non-surgical approach to obesity treatment, based on knowledge that he gained while working with more than 300 overweight applicants to The Biggest Loser. Huizenga has also been a consultant, writer and advisor on other reality TV shows, including American Gladiators, Extreme Makeover, and Into the Wild. He was also a consultant to Trapper John, M.D., Nurses and other fictional medical series.

He was the team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders for eight years and president and president-elect of the NFL Physican's Society for four years. Huizenga's book You're OK, It's Just a Bruise -- A Doctor's Sideline Secrets about Pro-Football's Most Outrageous Team, was the basis for the 1999 movie Any Given Sunday, which was directed by Oliver Stone. A character similar to Huizenga was played by Matthew Modine in the movie.

An associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Huizenga also has a private practice.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Robert M. Gates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, Bill Nye, Suze Orman and Vicente Fox.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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