Opportunities for Participants and Students
Participants are needed for the following research studies:
We have ongoing research studies on physical activity and cardiometabolic health. If you are interested in participating in a research study or would like to find out more about our research please call 208-885-2007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study #1: Acute Effects of Sitting on Biomarkers of Vascular Function
The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory is currently recruiting men and women between the ages of 35-60 years old to participate in a study investigating the acute effects of uninterrupted sitting on biomarkers of vascular function. The study entails two visits to the laboratory, a 1 hour familiarization visit and a 3.5 hour experimental sitting trial. Measurements that will be taken during the study include: a body composition assessment, blood samples to measure blood sugar, fats, and markers related to vascular function, and Doppler ultrasound measurements to assess leg blood flow.
Participants who complete the study will be entered into a drawing to win one of six $50 gift cards. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in participating!
Study #2: Effects of Sitting on Muscle Health
The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory is currently recruiting men and women aged 35 years and older to participate in a study investigating the cross-sectional effects of sedentary behavior on muscle health. Participants will attend two visits to the laboratory, totaling approximately 2 hours. During the first visit participants will have measurements taken including height, weight, and body composition, a blood sample to measure blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c, and fats, and a dietary intake recall. Prior to leaving the lab, participants will be given an activity monitor used to objectively measure all physical activities over 7 days. After the 7 days of activity monitoring, participants will come back to the laboratory for a quick visit to fill out surveys and return their activity monitor.
All participants in the study will be given a $20 gift card upon completion of the study in return for their time, and will learn information about their body composition and cardiovascular health. Please contact us for more information if you are interested in participating!
There are various opportunities for involvement in the lab during the school year and summer. If you would like to set up practicum or observation hours in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, email Chantal Vella, Ph.D. after you have talked with your advisor.
We have teaching assistant and research opportunities for graduate students earning an M.S. or Ph.D. Visit the College of Graduate Studies Web page for more information.