Congdon School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science

Matthew Kuennen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Norcross Graduate School 222

Ph.D. – Exercise Physiology, University of New Mexico
M.A. – Exercise Science, University of Northern Iowa
B.A. – Health Promotion, University of Northern Iowa


  • PHS 2060 Human Physiology
  • EPY 2200 Exercise Physiology
  • EXS 3750 Strength & Conditioning
  • EPY 4850 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
  • EPY 4900 Environmental Exercise Physiology


  • Exercise Science – Traditional
  • Exercise Science – Health and Wellness
  • Pre-Professional – Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Research Interests
Dr. Kuennen’s research line examines basic and applied aspects of environmental and occupational physiology. Much of his work utilizes a specialized environmental chamber from the Darwin Chambers Company ®. Located in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory, this chamber allows him to expose willing study participants to extremes of temperature, humidity, and altitude while they perform work and/or exercise. In addition to systems-level physiology variables, he examines blood, saliva, and urinary markers of gastrointestinal barrier permeability and the associated immune response.

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