College of Education and Allied Professions
School of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Resa Chandler first completed her undergraduate BS and and a MS both in Biology in invertebrate cytology while attending the University of NC at Charlotte. She decided to pursue a higher degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Texas at Austin, earning a MA and PhD in Kinesiology. She examined the effects of nutritional supplements and resistance exercise on muscle physiology, performance, endocrinology, and cardiovascular risk factors. The research she conducted while at UT has been cited as a 'significant contribution' to the field of nutritional supplements by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition. Dr. Chandler has taught a wide variety of courses in many different academic institutions. A passion for teaching and learning and undergraduate research has led her to become a member of the esteemed Western Carolina University faculty community.
Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Enhancing Substances, Weight Lifting
Endocrine responses to exercise, supplementation effects on muscle and endocrine physiology, metabolic demands during adventure exercise