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Byrnes, William

Assoc Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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research overview

  • Dr. Byrnes' research examines the physiological adaptations associated with acute and chronic physical activity with an emphasis on how these adaptations optimize health and athletic performance.


  • exercise induced muscle injury, energetics of physical activity, physiological adaptations to moderate altitude, physiological factors determining optimal performance & health


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courses taught

  • IPHY 3480 - Human Physiology 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. The second semester of a two-semester sequence for IPHY and NRSC majors. Department enforced prerequisites: one year of general biology (lecture + lab) and one year of general chemistry (lecture + lab); IPHY 3410. Recommended prerequisite: IPHY 3415, and recommended corequisite: IPHY 3435.
  • IPHY 4650 - Exercise Physiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines physiological and biochemical adjustments that occur in the body with acute and chronic exercise. Topics center on physiological mechanisms pertaining to metabolic, cardiovascular, and hormonal alterations, the role of exercise in health and disease, soreness and fatigue, immune function, as well as exercise during varied environmental conditions.
  • IPHY 4930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provides an opportunity for field/laboratory work in a variety of different settings. Consult with faculty for approval. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: completion of at least two of the major core classes.
  • IPHY 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Must have 4 credit hours and may be repeated up to 6 total credits.


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