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What is Exercise Physiology?

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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.