Amy Knab, Ph.D.
As director of the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Dr. Amy Knab conducts research with undergraduate students in a broad area of topics. Areas of current specialization include nutrition and sport performance and metabolic energy expenditure.
Examples of past and current research projects include: examining fundamental movement
competency and closed chain upper extremity dynamic balance in swimmers and golfers,
nutritional strategies for muscle glycogen recovery in elite swimmers, effects of
pre-exercise black currant and blueberry ingestion on physiologic adaptations to high
intensity training, comparison of metabolic prediction equations and actual metabolic
cost during training in collegiate athletes and proteomic markers of overreaching
and overtraining in collegiate swimmers.
Dr. Knab teaches a variety of courses within the Kinesiology Department (Exercise and Sport Science Major), including Exercise and Sport Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise and Sport, Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science, Principles of Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Prescription, and Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science. She also teaches in the general education curriculum: Gender and Sport Performance.
She was collegiate swimmer, and collaborates regularly with coaches and staff in the athletic administration to help serve athletes. She have three children (Trinity, Morgan, and Addison), and she and her husband love living in the Charlotte area.
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Biology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
B.S., Biology, Saint Mary's College