Prof. Darryn S. Willoughby, PhD

  • Ph.D., Neuromuscular Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry, Texas A&M University (1993)
  • M.S., Health and Fitness, Tarleton State University (1989)

He is Professor of Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, and Clinical Anatomy the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. Also he is in the Schools of Physician Assistant and Exercise and Sport Science. Willoughby is the director of the Human Anatomy Laboratory and a researcher in the Human Performance Laboratory, where he conducts basic and applied research on the effects of exercise and/or nutritional intervention in humans. Overall, the research foci are to better understand the role(s) that resistance exercise and nutritional intervention (including nutritional supplements) play in effecting the biochemical and molecular mechanisms involved in muscle hypertrophy and atrophy.

Willoughby  is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN), and a Fellow of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified sports nutritionist with the ISSN, and a certified exercise physiologist with the ASEP.

He also teaches a variety of classes (mainly graduate level) such as Clinical Exercise Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology for the School of Exercise and Sport Science and Human Anatomy and Human Physiology for the Physician Assistant Program.

Specialties: Exercise and muscle physiology, nutritional biochemistry, molecular physiology, strength training and athletic conditioning, nutritional counseling for athletes, design and formulation for nutrition and sport supplements

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