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Exercise Physiology

Our MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the physiological components of human movement through the study of basic science, research approaches, and practical applications. As a research-intensive degree, this includes the investigation of the following topics.

  • Effects of nutritional interventions with anti-inflammatory agents on vascular function
  • Influence of acute and chronic exercise on immunological function/response in various populations (athletes, elderly persons)
  • Use of exercise, particularly resistance exercise, as a meansĀ of reducing the risk of diseases associated with inactivity (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.) through the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms

Coursework is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical background in basic and applied physiology, and research methods. The exercise physiology emphasis is meant to prepare students for further graduate study, employment in research settings, and other occupations dealing with exercise and health.

 

Exercise Physiology Faculty

Dr. Melody Phillips

 

Exercise Physiology Research

Exercise Physiology Laboratory