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What is Exercise Physiology?

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WVU offers only Aqua Therapy Program in country

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Exercise Physiology is largest program at WVU

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Research: Comparing the Benefits of Land-Based and Aquatic-Based Plyometric Training

Since January, I have been working on a plyometric training research project. I have been working with 10 athletes (subjects) from the WVU Men's Club Volleyball team. The purpose of this research project is to compare the performance benefits associated with aquatic and land-based plyometrics training.

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WVU Health Sciences Center partners with university in Ukraine

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Health Sciences Center signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU “KPI”) to encourage educational and scientific cooperation, effective Jan. 1 of this year.

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HAPTIX program pioneers new prosthetic technology

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Researchers at the West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience are developing a new approach to prosthetics that could offer amputees an artificial hand that feels and responds like a real hand.

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Message From the Chair

Exercise Physiology is the study of the biological and biochemical processes associated with exercise and overload that affects the underlying function of cells and organ systems in the human body. 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. Services may be offered 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.

Contact Us

Division of Exercise Physiology
WVU School of Medicine
P.O. Box 9227
8707 Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center
Morgantown, WV 26506-9227
Phone: 304-293-7767
Fax: 304-293-7105

The Department of Exercise Physiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.