Clinical Exercise Science; Fitness and Health Promotion; Strength and Conditioning
Advanced Study in Physiology of Exercise – KNES 551
Statistical Methods in Kinesiology – KNES 508
Research Methods in Kinesiology – KNES 510
Physiology of Exercise – KNES 348
Measurement and Statistics in Kinesiology – KNES 349
Strength and Conditioning – KNES 351
Dr. Costa has a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Cramer. Dr. Costa has authored and co-authored more than 150 research publications, book chapters, conference presentations, and abstracts. In addition, he is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Research Committee, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and serves as a reviewer for over 35 journals.
Dr. Costa’s primary research interests involve the non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and the physiological effects of exercise on health, fitness, and performance using surface electromyography (EMG), transcutaneous nerve stimulation (evoked twitches), and other methods to non-invasively examine neuromuscular performance. Areas of research he has been involved with include resistance training, sports nutrition, balance, body composition, injury risk, acceleration, and rate of force development.
Dr. Costa’s current research projects include: