Name: Dr. Matthew Garver

Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition

Research Interests:

Aging and functional decline
Exercise interventions for older adults
Exercise knowledge and beliefs as predictors of physical activity patterns and physical function
Sport performance

Why are you involved in undergraduate research?

Undergraduate Research is a natural location for the application of knowledge learned in classes. When students have the opportunity to see the scientific process from start to finish, the experience becomes a harbinger of critical thinking skills (development of an idea, IRB application, data collection, analysis, dissemination, manuscript development, etc.).

As research in Kinesiology and Nutrition involves human subjects, UR affords our students the chance to take roles of support or leadership in situations where we interact with people of diverse thought and background.

(Bottom line, I have a curios mind and although research is sometimes a little difficult to understand, I love dragging a few students along for the ride).

Conferences Attended with Undergraduate Students: Dr. Garver has taken student to present with him at the Regional American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.

Papers: Dr. Garver has published with students in the International Journal of Exercise Science and the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal.