Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sports Science
University Hall 02B
Kevin Gries, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Exercise and Sport Science. He earned a B.S. in Exercise Physiology at Concordia University of Wisconsin while also competing in cross country and track and field. Upon graduating, Kevin began working as an exercise physiologist in a Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic. He then earned a M.S. in Human Performance at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse while serving as a graduate assistant track and cross-country coach where he assisted the team to three National Championships, one runner-up, and several top-20 performances. He also served as a teaching assistant in Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology. After graduation, Kevin then earned his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics at Ball State University where his research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and NASA. His focus was on cardiovascular and skeletal muscle health with lifelong exercise. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship investigating the effects of exercise and aging on muscle physiology and metabolism at the Mayo Clinic.
American College of Sports Medicine and American Physiological Society
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