Musculoskeletal Health

Physical activity and musculoskeletal health across the lifespan

This research theme encompasses 5 major areas:

Growth & Development
Biomechanics & Motor Control
Bone Health
> Metabolic & Endocrinological

Metabolic and Endocrinological Adaptations to Changes in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Disease


This research area includes studies of populations ranging from healthy athletes to people at risk for cardiovascular disease. Studies in athletic groups include the assessment of low-glycemic index carbohydrates for improvement in endurance performance. Studies in patient populations include exercise and nutritional interventions for older, overweight or obese individuals and women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.