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Dennis G Dolny

Dennis G Dolny

Department Head
Location:  HPER 122A
Office Phone:  435-797-7579
Fax:  435-797-3759
Utah State University
HPER Department
7000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-7000

Dennis Dolny received his BA and MS in Physical Education from Wake Forest University and PhD from Kent State University in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. For 24 years he was on faculty at the University of Idaho where he also directed the Human Performance Laboratory. In 2008 he accepted the Department Head position in Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services at Utah State University. He has chaired ten doctoral committees and published over 30 peer-reviewed research articles. His recent research projects have included studying the acute effects of vibration exposure on subsequent muscle power output, developing techniques to monitor skeletal muscle activity during walking and running in water, and currently funded projects involve the use of aquatic exercise exposure on energy expenditure, joint discomfort and perceived effort in overweight subjects and those with osteoarthritis.  At USU he collaborates with USU Sports Medicine examining the role of hydrotherapy in rehabilitation and conditioning in the elderly.