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Research conducted in the Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory (EPPL) is focused within two separate agendas:

  1. To examine factors which facilitate or impede physical activity behavior during pregnancy; these may be physiological, psychological, environmental, or lifestyle-related.
  2. To assess physical activity and physical fitness among various populations for the purposes of improving health, quality of life, and athletic performance.



PRESS is an 8-week exercise intervention study examining the potential benefits of functional resistance training in the late second and early third trimester of pregnancy. This project represents a line of research in collaboration with the Gait and Posture Biomechanics Laboratory directed by Dr. Robert CatenaCompensation for participation in this study is a 120$ gift card presented at the end of the study. If you are interested in participating in this study please contact Gretchen Stolte. We are specifically looking for women who are less than 24 weeks pregnant. 






PHaM is being conducted to examine women’s health during pregnancy and its impact on the first few months of motherhood. We are interested in associations with mothers’ and infants’ behavioral and bodily responses. Participation includes 3 visits: visit 1 is during your 3rd trimester, visit 2 is during the first month after your baby is born, and visit 3 is when your baby is 6 months old. Compensation for participation in this study is 100$ cash presented in proportional amounts at each visit. If you are interested in participating in this study and would like more information please contact Tamara Allard.


Some Type Of Exercise That Can Improve Short-term Memory (1)EXERCISE AND PROSPECTIVE MEMORY


In collaboration with Dr. Carrie Cuttler, the EPPL is conducting a series of investigations examining the impact of exercise on prospective memory and other realms of cognitive function among collegiate students.  Ongoing projects include the cross-sectional examination of self-reported physical activity behavior and memory failures and multiple randomized controlled trials to examine whether bouts of aerobic exercise or resistance training exercise enhance prospective memory.


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