Research | Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

The overarching research aims to investigate the therapeutic and beneficial effects of exercise on chronic diseases. A specific subset of research seeks to evaluate how exercise improves both physiological and psychological parameters in the cancer population.

In the second year of the program our students will engage in research and active data collection including: developing research methodology, client recruitment, data collection, and data analysis. Our students will also present research during the spring semester at Celebrate Carroll, our annual academic conference that highlights scholarly achievements of students and faculty. Select students will also be invited to present research at the regional and national American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference each year. Future national conference locations include Washington D.C., San Diego, and Denver.

Featured Publication

Dr. Brown and Dr. Shackelford’s manuscript was recognized and awarded as the PAPER OF THE YEAR by the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Selection for this award was made by the editor-in-chief from the Translational Journal of ACSM, who received nominations from the associate editors of the journal. Each associate editor was instructed to consider the following criteria when making nominations: research significance, conceptual design, and technical innovation. This journal is one of the most prestigious journals in the exercise science/physiology field, and this honor is reflective of the outstanding and quality work the program performs. 

Recent Publications

Recent Professional Conference Presentations

Invited Professional Lectures

Dr. Brown and Dr. Shackelford were among the few selected to speak at ACSM’s Annual 2020 conference. Their chosen subject covered the different models of cancer rehabilitation for cancer survivors, including the one that Dr. Brown designed herself.

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