Timothy J. Quinn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Option Coordinator
Dr. Quinn has been at the University of New Hampshire since
1989. He is the Exercise Science Option Coordinator as well as
the Coordinator for Graduate Studies in the Department of
Kinesiology. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the UNH
Employee Fitness Program. He routinely teaches Electrocardiography,
Fitness and Graded Exercise Testing, Cardiopulmonary Pathologies, and
Exercise Laboratory Techniques. His research area is cardiovascular
function and fitness. Dr. Quinn and his students are currently working
on projects that involve: (1) running economy; (2) postpartum exercise;
and (3) strength training and vascular stiffness.
Summer Cook, Ph.D.
Dr. Cook completed her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at Syracuse
University and joined the UNH faculty in 2009. She teaches the
Physiology of Exercise and Biology of Aging courses. Her dissertation
work was supported by NASA and evaluated the effectiveness of an
exercise countermeasure to mitigate disuse atrophy. Her research at
UNH will focus on in vivo measurements of neuromuscular performance
Dain P. LaRoche, Ph.D.
Dr. LaRoche completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the
University of Utah and joined the UNH faculty in 2007. He teaches
the Physiology of Exercise, Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise, and
Exercise Prescription & Leadership courses. His research interests
include the role of physical activity in the preservation of
neuromuscular function in aging, determinants of walking ability
and fall risk in the elderly, as well as aspects of endurance and
winter sport performance. He spent four years in Salt Lake City,
Utah monitoring altitude adaptation and physical performance in
alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and speed skating
athletes in preparation for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Melissa Rodgers, M.A.Ed.
Professor Rodgers received her M.A.Ed. in Exercise Physiology
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the UNH
faculty in 2009 as an undergraduate instructor and advisor, and
she manages the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Program.
She teaches the Practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary
Pathologies, and the Science and Practice of Strength Training. She
participates locally and nationally as a member of the ACSM and
she is a national member of the AACVPR.
Neil B. Vroman, Ph.D.
Dr. Vroman came to the University of New Hampshire in
1984. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Kinesiology and also is the Associate Dean of the
College of Health and Human Services.
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