Dr. Joshua S. Wooten
Education: Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology
Dr. Joshua Wooten is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator for Specializations in Exercise Physiology in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. He obtained his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University and completed his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in the Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine. His postdoctoral training focused on the cellular and molecular aspects of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in obesity and atherosclerosis.
Dr. Wooten's research interest is focused on determining the link between obesity-induced lipotoxicity and the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease. His current research focus is to determine the impact of diet (e.g., omega-3 fatty acids and high-fructose) and exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism in hepatic and cardiac tissues during obesity, weight loss, and weight regain. Dr. Wooten has published and presented his research both nationally and internationally, and is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society.
Dr. Wooten teaches courses in Advanced Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology, Exercise Endocrinology, Seminar in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Epidemiology, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.