Craig Alan Horswill

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    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition
    Title: Clinical Associate Professor
    Office: 343 PEB Phone: 312-996-5656
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Horswill conducts research on hydration and exercise in hot environments to understand how such stress affects physical performance and physiology of the body. He is very interested in physical performance particularly intermittent high intensity efforts such as in stop-and-go sports and how nutritional status affects such performance. He has also done research in pediatrics, studying effects of exercise, nutrition, and drug therapies on metabolism, growth, and body composition changes in children and adolescents.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA of 3.4

    Preferred major: Kinesiology & Nutrition

    Sophomore standing or higher

    Prerequisite courses: KN200 (or equivalent course in statistical methods), KN300 (literature reviews), and KN352 (exercise physiology)

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    *Reading, summarizing, and discussing original research (published research papers);

    *Work in the lab collecting data collection and conducting pilot studies, which include exercise tests for maximum oxygen consumption, anaerobic power, and strength, and assessing body composition and hydration status;

    *Presenting research findings at the department symposium or UIC Student Research Forum

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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