Ann C. Snyder, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus; Director, Human Performance Laboratory

Department

Kinesiology

Education

  • Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Purdue University, 1982
  • M.A., Exercise Physiology, Michigan State University, 1979
  • M.Ed., Physical Education, Bowling Green State University, 1975
  • B.S., Recreation Education, Western Michigan University, 1973
  • A.L.A, Lansing Community College, 1971


Speaker Topics

  • Athletic Performance, Training and Nutrition
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Health
  • Physical Activity and Aging

Interests & Expertise

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Professor Snyder's research interests lie in the physiological responses to exercise and the adaptations which occur following physical training. This basic interest has evolved into three specific research interests. The longest standing of these areas of research is that of human performance and the assessment of exercise training techniques to enhance exercise and competition performance. This line of research has been the main stay of her academic career. Since she has been in Milwaukee (20+years), she has worked with numerous local and national athletes and teams in the study of exercise training. This research has progressed from the determination of lactate threshold, to the incidence of overtraining and how to protect from it, to oxygen utilization during exercise, the influence of different exercises on oxygen utilization and the energy expended (and oxygen utilized) during anaerobic and aerobic exercises. As we have recently seen that some activities previously thought to be primarily anaerobic in nature actually utilize a great deal of oxygen, energy expenditure and oxygen usage during anaerobic and aerobic exercises are the thrust of this research currently.


Recent Publications

Snyder, A. C., & Parmenter, M. A. (2009). Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Determine Maximal Steady State Exercise Intensity. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 23(6), 1833-1840.

Wilson, R. W., II, Snyder, A. C., & Dorman, J. C. (2009). Analysis of Seated and Standing Triple Wingate Tests. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 23(3), 868-873.

Lim, J., Ali, M., Sanders, R. A., Snyder, A. C., Eells, J. T., Henshel, D. S., & Watkins, J. B. (2009). Effects of Low Level Light Therapy on Hepatic Antioxidant Defense Capabilities of Acute and Chronic Diabetic Rats. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology, 23, 1-8.

Snyder, A. C., Wilson II, R. W., Edlbeck, B. P., & Myatt, C. J. (2009). Annual Planning, Tracking and Assessment of Athletes in Team Sports. Proceedings of the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Chicago, Oct. 16-17.

Snyder, A. C. (2008). Wellness through Exercise and Nutrition. Indianapolis: Cooper Publishing Group.

Snyder, A. C., & Mauzy-Melitz, D. K. (2005). Exercise, nutrition and you: An off-campus course for grades 2-12. Adv. Physiol. Educ., 29, 103-106.

Moeller, J. L., Rifat, S. F., & Snyder, A. C. (2004). Figure Skating. In: Winter Sports Medicine Handbook. Ed. by: James L. Moeller and S. F. Rifat. McGraw Hill Publishing, 295-332.

Snyder, A. C. “Nutritional Concerns of Women Who Resistance Train.” In: Nutrition and the Strength Athlete. Ed. by: C. G. Ratzin Jackson. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2000, pp 215-234.


Presentations

Snyder, A., Weiland, N., Myatt, C., Bednarek, J., & Reynolds, K. (2010, July). Energy expenditure during sub-maximal running on a non-motorized treadmill. Poster Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Wilson, R. W., II, & Snyder, A. (2010, July). A model for prescribing the percentage of oxygen uptake for athletes. Poster Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Wilson, R. W., II, Reynolds, K., & Snyder, A. (2010, July). Use of a physiological monitoring system to determine ventilator threshold. Poster Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Edlbeck, B.P., Dorman, J.C., Malek, D.M., & Snyder, A. (2010, July). Oxygen saturation in right and left vastus lateralis during split squat exercise in speed skaters. Poster Presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.