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Eric D. Ryan, PhD 

Associate Professor – Exercise Physiology
Director, Exercise Science Teaching Laboratory
Associate Director, MOTION Science Institute
Stallings Fellow

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Office: 06J Fetzer Hall  (Ground floor, Exercise Teaching Science Lab)




Eric Ryan, PhD joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science as the Stallings Fellow Assistant Professor in the fall of 2011.  He has taught Exercise Testing (EXSS 410) and Prescription (EXSS 412), Exercise Physiology (EXSS 376), and Human Physiology (EXSS 276).  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 interests includes the non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function.  Specifically, recent areas of focus from our lab have examined the influence of aging, occupation, nutritional supplementation, and training on explosive strength and passive properties of the muscle-tendon unit.  In addition, we continue to examine the relationship between various neuromuscular characteristics and occupational and athletic performance.  He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles (SEE ARTICLES) and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds certifications through the NSCA (CSCS & NSCA-CPT) and USA Weightlifting (USAW-SPC).