Eric Arnold


(813) 257-3554



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

HSHP 242

Meet Eric Arnold

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance


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

View CV (PDF)


Prediabetes Research Study (PDF)
Prediabetes Research Study Criteria (PDF)

Courses Taught:

Research Methods in Health Science
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Neuromuscular Physiology/Plasticity
Nutrition and Physiology of Exercise

Career Specialties:

Eric Arnold earned his Ph.D. in exercise physiology with a cognate area in biology. Currently, his research investigates the effect of High-Intensity Interval Exercise Training compared to Moderate-Intensity Continuous Exercise Training on the metabolic profile in patients diagnosed recently (i.e., within a year) with prediabetes. He has assembled a research team composed of academic researchers and clinicians in the Tampa community. In addition, a collaborative research relationship has been established between UT's Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance, UT's Human Performance Laboratory and Baycare Health, Diabetes Prevention. Arnold and Dr. Chrisoula Kiriazis, medical director of diabetes prevention at Baycare, are visiting primary care practices in the Tampa community with the goal of increasing recruitment by developing a professional collaborative relationship and discussing how the prediabetes exercise research could benefit their patients.   

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.