Clinical Exercise Research Center

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  • The mission of the Clinical Exercise Research Center is to promote health and rehabilitation using exercise as a stimulus to elucidate the mechanisms and define adjunctive therapy by which people will optimally adapt, heal, and overcome debilitating disease or injury.

    Investigations include:    

    • Hormones and the influence on body composition, muscle strength, metabolism, and rehabilitation 
    • Resistance training studies to improve strength and physical function in at risk populations, including cancer patients 
    • Studies using skeletal muscle biopsy tissue to understand myogenic regulators 
    • Human skeletal muscle cell culture experiment 
    • Determining physiological limits, fatigue, and overtraining elite athletes

    Ongoing Studies:    

    • Exercise and Protein Supplementation for Prostate Cancer Survivors Read More »
    • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill in Acute Rehabilitation of Total Knee Replacement Read More »
  • Research Spotlight
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    Prostate cancer is the most prevalent new cancer among men in the US. Our research aims to improve the quality of life in men with prostate cancer through exercise and whey protein.