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Sport & Exercise Research Group: Exercise Physiology in evaluation of fitness and exercise prescription

October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


October 22, 2019
1:00 pm


Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building


Dr. Sean Crosson


By Dr. Ananya Gupta

Seminar topic: Exercise Physiology in evaluation of fitness and exercise prescription. In this seminar Dr. Ananya Gupta will talk about the benefits of physical activity (PA), the evidence supporting PA and the recommended guidelines for PA in a healthy adult. In addition she will also discuss the importance of exercise physiology and how it can be applied in exercise testing in the evaluation of health, fitness and performance. We will also briefly discuss the basic principles underlying exercise prescription in healthy clients as well as in a clinical setting.

Dr. Ananya Gupta is a lecturer in the Discipline of Physiology. She is the Director of the MSc program in Exercise Physiology and Application in Therapy. She is also the founder and director of the Exercise Physiology Core Facility (EPCF) located in the Human Biology Building which is an integral part of the Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine, NUI Galway. The Facility is committed to a tripartite mission in which to advance the knowledge and practice of exercise physiology through supporting and advancing exercise physiology research, providing professional training and mentorship to the next generation of exercise physiologists and to increase awareness about the importance of physical activity and physical fitness in lifelong health amongst the general population. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on the application of exercise interventions in improving health and fitness in sports and in a clinical setting. Some ongoing projects in the lab include-

Exercise as Therapy and its Application in Cancer rehabilitation

Exercise interventions and physiologic monitoring in improving training and sports performance

Monitoring hematocrit levels as a predictor of sports performance

Management of Chemotherapy induced neutropenia in cancer patients