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    Hamline University
    Jun 22, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Exercise Science Program

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Exercise Science (also known as Exercise Physiology) is a popular field within the natural sciences with broad and diverse research questions, academic paths, and career options. For example, understanding the effects of inactivity on the health and wellness in people of all ages is becoming increasingly important, given the impact of inactivity, poor nutrition, and overweight/obesity on chronic disease risk and mortality. In addition, ways to improve athletic performance, optimize training adaptations and recovery from exercise, and reduce injury risk are important areas of human performance research. Exercise Scientists study these questions and apply what they learn to improve health, wellness, athletic performance, injury prevention, and injury recovery. They do so by becoming physical therapists, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, biomechanists, professors, researchers, rehabilitation specialists, wellness specialists, and other specialties within the field.

Past and current research studies in Exercise Science at Hamline:

  • The Effects of Yoga on Measures of Stress, Exhaustion, and Physiological Function in Healthy Elderly Individuals
  • Development of an Isometric Leg Strength System for Measurement of Maximal Voluntary Contraction Strength in the Elderly
  • Effects of Statins on Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Endurance, and Substrate Metabolism in Masters Swimmers
  • Effects of Statins on Muscular Strength in Masters Swimmers
  • The Effects of Statins on Functional Mobility and Flexibility in Healthy Masters Swimmers
  • The Effects of Mixed Carbohydrates With and Without Protein on Time Trial Performance and Muscle Strength Recovery in Trained Cyclists

Contact: Lisa Ferguson-Stegall, PhD

Relevant links:

Hamline Exercise Science on Facebook

Hamline’s Integrative Physiology Laboratory

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Northland Regional Chapter of the ACSM


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