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What is Exercise Physiology?

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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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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology

The Division of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine ( invites applications from outstanding candidates for one new tenure track (12 month) position. Appointment will be made as an ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Exercise Physiology, available on June 15, 2015. Review of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Former WVU Exercise Phys doctoral graduate student receives two prestigious international awards

Former WVU Exercise Physiology doctoral graduate student, Parco M. Siu, Ph.D. has recently received two prestigious international awards. He is the first scholar from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to have received the American Physiological Society Research Career Enhancement Award and with this award he will study at the Transgenic Mouse Core Laboratory at the Chang Gung University in Taiwan.

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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.

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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.