Exercise Science Department Current Research

Human Performance Lab Staff

"Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE Study)."  A phase-3 randomized controlled trial of lifestyle interventions to preserve ability to walk in older adults.  The primary aim is to assess the long-term effects of the proposed interventions on the primary outcome of major mobility disability, defined as inability to walk 400 meters.  

Human Performance Faculty

"Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Postexercise Nutrition on Postural Stability and Nitrogen Balance on Young vs. Older Adults"

"Effects of low-carbohydrate diet variants on high-intensity exercise measures in active adults "

Human Performance Students

"The Effects of Crossfit training versus traditional strength training on body composition, aerobic endurance, anaerobic peak power and 1-repetition maximum in males and females"

"The Effects of the menstrual cycle phases on EPOC and blood lactate recovery after maximal exercise in regularly exercising eumenorrheic females"


Sollanek K, Kenefick R, Cheuvront S, & Axtell R. Potential Impact of a 500-mL Water Bolus and Body Mass on Plasma Osmolality Dilution"