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Eric D. Ryan, PhD 

Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Adjunct, Department of Health Sciences
Director, Exercise Science Teaching Laboratory
Associate Director, MOTION Science Institute
Coordinator, Exercise Physiology Graduate Program

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Office: 026G Fetzer Hall  (Ground floor)



Eric Ryan, PhD is a Professor and joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in the fall of 2011. Dr. Ryan completed his undergraduate work in Exercise Science at Tulane University (2003), and earned his Masters and Doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University (2005) and the University of Oklahoma (2009), respectively.

Dr. Ryan’s research focuses on examining the influence of various acute and chronic stressors on neuromuscular function. Most recently, our team has specifically worked to mitigate injuries and improve occupational health and performance in first responders. Dr. Ryan has published over 130 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts (SEE ARTICLES) and has lectured nationally on the research conducted with his team. An example of his current work can be found here. He is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA) and holds certifications through the NSCA (CSCS*D & NSCA-CPT*D).