Katie Taylor, PhD

Associate Professor
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  • Physical Activity/Resistance Training
  • Sedentary Behavior
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • Statistics/Structural Equation Modeling


Katie Taylor is an associate professor of exercise science in the Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences. She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including a variety of courses relating to exercise physiology, ECG interpretation, and statistics. Katie is currently the program director for the BS in Exercise Science program and the MS in Wellness and Movement Sciences program.

Dr. Taylor’s research interests are currently focused around the beneficial effects of physical activity and deleterious consequences of sedentary behavior on health. In particular, Dr. Taylor is interested in learning more about the role of resistance training on physical and psychosocial health. Dr. Taylor is currently conducting research to understand the impact of resistance training on gastrointestinal health and psychosocial factors such as body image and self esteem.

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