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Danielle Shepherd wins 2nd place in the 3-min thesis competition

Danielle Shepherd wins 2nd place in the 3-min thesis competition

Congratulations to Danielle Shepherd who took 2nd place in the 3-minute thesis competition for WVU doctoral students. Dr. Hollander is Danielle’s advisor. Danielle was chosen as the representative of the Health Sciences doctoral students (a great honor in itself) and clearly represented herself and ...

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Welcome From the Chair


Welcome to the web site for Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Exercise Physiology is the study of the genetic, biological and biochemical processes associated with exercise and overload that affects the underlying function of cells and organ systems in the human body in both health and disease. Exercise physiology is a rapidly evolving field that is becoming increasingly important in the delivery of health care. Exercise physiologists work to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease in healthy participants or to provide therapeutic or functional benefits to patients with known disease. Graduates find careers in a variety of medical settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and out-patient clinics, in community, corporate, commercial and university fitness and wellness centers, in nursing homes and senior citizens centers, as well as in research and academic settings....READ MORE


Mission and Goals

The mission of the Division of Exercise Physiology is to prepare qualified professionals at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels to promote health and quality of life through the use of appropriate physical activity and lifestyle behaviors. In addition it is our mission to provide exercise physiology programs and expertise at the community, state, and national level, and to make meaningful scientific contributions to the discipline of exercise science through faculty research and by training graduate students in research skills.