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Resa M. Chandler

Theresa Chandler

Associate Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2824
Office: 122A Reid Gymnasium Building


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.<br><br>Dr. Chandler has taught a wide variety of human science courses in many different academic institutions. A passion for teaching and lifelong learning has led Dr. Chandler to become a faculty fellow for the Coulter Faculty Commons for Excellence in Teaching & Learning where she has taken on the role of creating a mentoring program for WCU.


  • Ph D, University of Texas Austin, Kinesiology
  • MA, University of Texas Austin, Kinesiology
  • MS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Biology
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Biology

Teaching Interests

Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Enhancing Substances, Weight Lifting

Research Interests

faculty mentoring, endocrine responses to exercise, supplementation effects on muscle and endocrine physiology, metabolic demands during adventure exercise

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