Clay Peterson

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Clay Peterson
Associate Professor of Instruction
Exercise Science
Human Physiology
Physiology, Biomechanics, Human Performance
End Degree:
Ph.D., Integrative Physiology (Emphasis in Motor Control)
The University of Iowa
E124 FH


  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through National Strength and Conditioning Associations
  • Exercise Physiologist - Certified through American College of Sports Medicine

Courses Taught

  • HHP:1050 Exploring Exercise Science
  • HHP:2350 Biomechanics of Physical Activity and Sport
  • HHP:3500 Human Physiology
  • HHP:4200 Metabolic Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • HHP:4220 Biomechanics of Human Motion

Educational/Research Interests

I have always had a strong interest in how the body functions during sport and exercise, which is why I have been drawn to such diverse areas of science (physiology, motor control, and biomechanics). I have participated in sport through most of my life, and I try to continue to maintain an active life-style. My favorite part about learning all of the interesting information available in our courses is figuring out how I can apply it to my own life.