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Eric Arnold


Eric Arnold

Meet Eric Arnold

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance

Education: 1996 University of West Georgia, B.S.
1999 Georgia State University, M.S.
2008 Georgia State University, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught: Research Methods in Health Science
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Sport Supplements and Ergogenic Aids
Exercise and Nutrition Science Theory

Career Specialties: Eric Arnold specializes in exercise physiology. His current research investigates the effect of high-intensity interval training on the metabolic profile and exercise adherence in overweight individuals and those with prediabetes. Previous research utilized molecular biology and muscle physiology laboratory techniques to address the effect of mechanical overload on skeletal muscle adaptations in the Obese Zucker Rat (fa/fa), a model of insulin resistance and genetic obesity.

Professional and Community Activities: Arnold received additional research training in biochemistry, molecular biology and muscle physiology laboratory techniques at the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, Marshall University.

Arnold CE, Blough ER, Ingalls CP, Rupp JC, Kakarla S, Gutta A, Doyle JA. Insulin resistance does not inhibit the ability of overload to induce hypertrophy in the Obese Zucker rat plantaris. Science and Sports 28: 133-139, 2013.

Arnold, C.E., & Chandler, T. J. (2011). Bioenergetics. In T.J., Chandler & L.E., Brown (Eds.), Conditioning for Strength and Human Performance (2nd ed., pp. 3-18). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Paturi S, Gutta AK, Kakarla SR, Katta A, Arnold CE, Wu M, Rice KM, Blough ER.
Impaired overload-induced hypertrophy in Obese Zucker rat slow-twitch skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol 108(1): 7-13, 2010.

Member of the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association

Arnold is looking forward to engaging in community activities in the Tampa area associated with healthy living, chronic disease prevention and sport performance.