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Human Biology

Amanda Nelson, Ph.D

Amanda Nelson, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, College of Science & Technology
LS 452
(920) 465-2197

Advising: Human Biology (Exercise Science & General), Physiology, Pre-Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic

Research Interests: My expertise is in the area of exercise physiology, particularly as it relates to neural adaptations across the lifespan. I am currently studying the effects of exercise training on glucocorticoid response and neuroplasticity in cardiorespiratory and locomotor areas of the brain. As a certified athletic trainer, I am also interested in investigating screening procedures to identify signs and symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which has been linked to most sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes.

Education: Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology, Lecture and Lab
  • Kinesiology, Lecture and Lab
  • Human Physiology (Lab)