As a student in the exercise physiology master’s program, you’ll get to work closely with expert faculty, gaining professional experience assisting with their research.

If you’re interested in applying for a position – or to schedule a visit – contact Dr. Paul Nagelkirk, director of the Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

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Current Graduate Assistants

  Ian Holder

Ian Holder

Ian is a second-year student in the Exercise Physiology M.S. program. Before graduating from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Sports Medicine, his work in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory dealt with novel methods of acute simulated high-altitude being used for therapeutic effects on performance and health. He now researches the influence of mental stress on coagulation factors and the integrative attenuation of this response in various mental and physical environments. His love for exercise physiology formed from taking an undergraduate exercise physiology course and realizing the ability to apply those principles to himself as a collegiate athlete to help performance. In his spare time, he enjoys playing water polo, experimenting with different exercise and nutritional routines, and spending time with family and friends."

Curriculum Vitae

Morgan Mydloski

Morgan Mydloski

Morgan is a first-year student in the Exercise Physiology M.S. program. Preceding her graduation from Alma College with a B.S. in Exercise Science, she took part in a community fitness program where she helped implement training programs for adult populations and spent many hours tutoring students. She is now working in the Integrative Exercise Physiology Lab and assisting with ongoing studies. Her interest in exercise physiology stems from her (interest) in understanding how the body works in order to help others. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with close friends and family.


Recent Graduates

Sydney DeJonge, MS
Ph.D. student
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kayla Soave, MS
Ph.D. student
Department of Kinesiology
Michigan State University

Carley Shannon, MS
Head Coach - Field Hockey
Hood College

Zack Martin, MS
Ph.D. student
Integrative Vascular Physiology Laboratory
University of Texas-Austin

Ashton Freeman, MS
Exercise Physiologist
IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital

James Sackett, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cornerstone University

Jake Kimmell, MS
Exercise Physiologist
Community Health Network

Leryn Reynolds, PhD
Assistant Professor in Human Movement Sciences
Old Dominion University

Rebecca Scalzo, PhD
Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Colorado School of Medicine