exercise physiology

CHS Grads Among 3MT Finalists

NFES doctoral student, Abigail Cullen and FCS doctoral students Peipei Hong, and Shar’Dane Harris are finalists in the FSU Graduate School 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition! View Event Come and show your support! Remember, those attending (audience) are able to vote for the people’s choice award. About the competition: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research […]

NFES faculty receives $2.9M grant to examine peripheral artery disease

Panos Koutakis is an assistant professor in Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences. A Florida State University researcher has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a more effective treatment and diagnosis process for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition that afflicts 8.5 million people in the United States. “At […]

NFES researcher investigates link between alcohol and cancer-related condition

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science Jennifer Steiner has received a $750,000 grant to explore the link between alcohol and cancer cachexia. A Florida State University researcher is exploring the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on cancer cachexia, a common condition cancer patients suffer from that is characterized by the loss of muscle mass. […]

First student to graduate from NFES combined degree pathway

Matt Lopez was a senior in exercise physiology when the College announced a B.S./M.S. combined degree pathway to start the following year. It might not’ve been planned, but the timing was right and he knew he had the grades to apply. One year (and two degrees) later, Matt will be the first graduate of the […]

Mentor in the Making: NFES professor is a featured profile in research journal

Mentor in the Making Dr. Michelle Parvatiyar (assistant professor of exercise physiology) knows she wouldn’t be on this path if it weren’t for great mentors, and so she focuses on encouraging the next generation of scientists. Read the full profile here.

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]

Meet Austin Wyant, Fulbright Scholar & Future M.D.

Austin Wyant will graduate this week with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, but it’s only the beginning of his journey. Austin was recently selected as a finalist for a Fulbright, one of the most competitive awards that a college student can earn. The next few years are already laid out for Austin. His Fulbright […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]

NFES graduate student gets world-class experience

The Australian Institute of Sport is recognized worldwide for developing elite athletes, largely due to their research and innovation in sports science. So when graduate student Sam Leyh received an opportunity to work with the distinguished AIS, her choice was clear. Leyh arrived at the Institute in mid-April, literally just weeks after learning she was offered […]