Undergraduate Research in Exercise Physiology

Students in the Exercise & Sport Physiology program have multiple opportunities to be engaged in undergraduate research opportunities. One of these ways is through the Senior Research capstone courses, that have produced the following projects in recent years:

  • 2013: Effects of compression garments on aerobic and anaerobic capacity in athletes and nonathletes, lecture presentation at the PSU Showcase of Excellence and as a poster at Regional American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference.
  • 2014: The effect of cold compression therapy on anaerobic performance and lactate clearance in male and female rugby players,  lecture presentation at the PSU Showcase of Excellence

Dr. Ryanne Carmichael, Exercise & Sport Physiology program director, also engages in personal research that involves undergraduate student assistance. Her recent projects include:

  • Velocity at VO2max (vVO2max) and lactate threshold (vLT) as predictors of performance in junior cross country skiers
  • Physiological responses to cyclocross racing