Photo of University Hall

View Profile Page

Faculty/Staff Login:

Peter Hosick

Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Physical Education

University Hall 4119
BS, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
MS, Appalachian State University
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Download vCard


I am a physiologist whose research focuses on metabolic and cardiovascular responses to various stressors, exercise being one primary example. Much of my current research involves the assessment of cardiovascular fitness (VO2max), body composition, and endocrine response to some sort of physical activity or exercise. I also support student research projects which include any interesting questions they come up with that we have the capability of answering. I have several ongoing projects to explore the metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular adjustments in response to physiological perturbations in normal and overweight individuals. For more information please check out my current research projects below and feel free to contact me of more information.

NIH NCBI publications list:

Currently, my primary teaching responsibilities include instruction of the following courses:
PEMJ 131 - Fitness Activities
PEMJ 320 - Physiology of Exercise
EXSC 255 - Research Methods and Data Interpretation
EXSC 430 - Exercise in Special Populations
EXSC 538 - Metabolic and Respiratory Exercise Physiology

Click the link below to my virtual office hours -

Office Hours


10:00 am - 11:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
I will generally be in my office, but if i'm not try this link -


10:00 am - 11:30 am
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Times above are tentative until the spring schedule is released


Research Projects

Relationship between Body Fat and Muscle Oxygenation during Weight Bearing and Non-Weight Bearing Exercise

If you are interested and willing to walk/jog on a treadmill and ride on a stationary bike for about 25 minutes each you are eligible. The purpose of this study is to determine if higher exercise intensities impact the relationship between total oxygen consumption and muscle oxygenation differently during treadmill walking and cycling between people of different weight status. Please contact me for more information.