Research & Facilities

Department of Exercise Science research effort centers on the investigation of health related aspects of exercise. Department faculty research is integrative and allows for study at the cellular, tissue, and whole organism level. General research interests of faculty in the Exercise Science Department include:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects of exercise
  • Effect of gene and environmental interactions on human athletic ability, health and disease
  • Skeletal muscle adaptations to disuse and aging
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Physical activity promotion for individuals with disabilities and their families (Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities)

We also collaborates with the SUNY Upstate Medical University on projects and share some research and laboratory space. Collaborative research, clinical and educational opportunities are available for our students through SUNY UMU as well. The Institute for Human Performance, part of the SUNY UMU campus, is a 40,000 square foot facility of dedicated laboratory space for research in Human Performance.

Additional Exercise Science research projects and facilities include:

Graduate Students in Research

Graduate students in Exercise Science are encouraged to become involved in the research process by participating as part of a team on various projects during their first semester on campus. Both M.S. and Ph.D. students also direct their own projects after their first year. Graduate student research in the department is of exceptional quality and the students publish their papers in professional journals. Many students have also received grant support for their research.