Associate Professor of Health Sciences
United States of America
Matthew Schrager teaches courses in human anatomy/physiology, the physiology of aging, exercise physiology, biomechanics and research methods. His research focuses primarily on aging, bioenergetics, and functional capacity. He has a secondary research focus on the physiology and biomechanics of mobility and human performance. In his aging research, Dr. Schrager analyzes large-scale databases through the National Institute on Aging, and he has published with Stetson students research on blueberries as a potential countermeasure to the functional effects of aging. He is also interested in the role that the “built environment”/bicycling infrastructure has on encouraging or inhibiting physical activity.
Understanding and combatting age-related changes in performance and health that many individuals experience, Cause of certain individuals to decrease physical activity more than others, Barefoot running movement and its health/performance effects.
Schrager MA, Stoddard M, Vuu C, Kelly VE (2015) "Effects of Blueberry Supplementation on Cognitive and Motor Function in Older Adults." In Review. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.