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Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory LEADERSHIP

LABORATORY DIRECTOR


Christopher P. Connolly, Ph.D.    

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Connolly’s research focuses broadly on physical activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. His recent work is interdisciplinary and has drawn from health communication and sports psychology theory to examine some of the factors which may impede or enable pregnant women’s leisure-time physical activity behavior. These include risk perceptions, efficacy beliefs, social support, pregnancy-induced nausea, and interactions with prenatal healthcare providers. Future research will continue to examine influences of pregnancy physical activity and will focus on the impact of past experiences (both positive and adverse) on efficacy beliefs, risk perceptions, and perceived difficulty of various modalities and intensities of activity. Additionally, Dr. Connolly’s future research will examine the impact of pregnancy physical activity behavior on postpartum exercise performance and occupational success. Dr. Connolly’s second research agenda involves the assessment of fitness levels and capacities among intercollegiate athletes. More specifically, his interest lies in evaluating the physiological effects of specific training programs at various time points in the athletic season and the application of that data to improve performance during intercollegiate competition. Dr. Connolly is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is active at both the regional and national levels.

 

 

 

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.S. The University of Tennessee
B.S. Brigham Young University

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office: 120 PEB
Phone: (509) 335-7605
Email: c.connolly@wsu.edu

 

RESEARCH COORDINATOR


Emma WilsieEmma Wilsie

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 70

Class: Junior

Major: Kinesiology

Email: emma.wilsie@wsu.edu

 

 

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR 


Abigail BottemillerAbigail Bottemiller

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 70

Class: Senior

Major: Civil Engineering and PreMedicine

Email: abigail.bottemiller@wsu.edu

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER (INTERN)


Tamara AllardTamara Allard

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 70

Phone: (509) 945-6565

Class: Senior

Major: Kinesiology and Psychology

Email: tamara.allard@wsu.edu

 

 

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE COORDINATOR (INTERN)


Ariel Bowman

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 70

Class: Senior

Major: Kinesiology

Email: ariel.bowman@wsu.edu