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Krista Howarth
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Assistant Professor, Acting Associate Chair Undergraduate Program
Ivor Wynne Centre, Room 204
905 525 9140 ext. 21868
Exercise physiology; Physiological adaptations to training; Exercise testing and prescription; Pedagogy of teaching and Learning


Course Code
  Course Name
KINESIOL 1A03/1AA3   Human Anatomy and Physiology
KINESIOL 1C03   Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health
KINESIOL 1Y03/2Y03   Human Anatomy & Physiology I
KINESIOL 1YY3/2YY3   Human Anatomy & Physiology II
KINESIOL 2CC3   Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Exercise Physiology
KINESIOL 3L03   Exercise testing and Precription

Howarth, K.R., S.M. Phillips, M.J. MacDonald, D. Richards, N.A. Moreau, & M.J. Gibala. Effect of glycogen availability on human skeletal muscle protein turnover during exercise and recovery. J. Appl. Physiol. 109: 431-438, 2010.

Howarth, K.R., N.A Moreau, S.M. Phillips & M.J. Gibala. Coingestion of protein with carbohydrate during recovery from endurance exercise stimulates skeletal muscle protein systhesis in humans. J. Appl. Physiol. 106: 1394-1402, 2009.

Rakobowchuk, M., S. Tanguay, K.A. Burgomaster, K.R. Howarth, M.J. Gibala & M.J. MacDonald. Sprint interval and traditional endurance training induce similar improvements in peripheral arterial stiffness and flow mediated dilation in healthy humans. Am. J. Physiol. 295: R236-242, 2008.

Burgomaster, K.A., K.R. Howarth, S.M. Phillips, M. Rakobowchuk, M.J. MacDonald, S.L. McGee & M.J. Gibala. Similar metabolic adaptations during exercise after low volume sprint interval and traditional endurance training in humans. J. Physiol. 586: 151-160, 2008.

Howarth, K.R., Burgomaster, K.A., S.M. Phillips & M.J. Gibala. Exercise training increases branched-chain oxoacid dehydrogenase kinase content in human skeletal muscle. ­Am. J. Physiol. 293: R1335-1341, 2007.

Bangsbo, J., M.J. Gibala, K.R. Howarth & P. Krustrup. Tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates accumulate at the onset of intense exercise in man but are not essential for the increase in muscle oxygen uptake. Pflugers Arch. 452: 737-743, 2006.

LeBlanc, P.J., K.R. Howarth, M.J. Gibala & G.J.F. Heigenhauser. The effects of seven weeks of endurance training on human skeletal muscle metabolism during submaximal exercise. J. Appl. Physiol. 97: 2148-2153, 2004.

Howarth K.R., P.J. LeBlanc, G.J.F. Heigenhauser & M.J. Gibala. Effect of endurance training on muscle TCA cycle metabolism during exercise in humans. J. Appl. Physiol. 97: 579-584, 2004.

Dawson, K.D., K.R. Howarth, M.A. Tarnopolsky, N.D. Wong & M.J. Gibala. Short-term training attenuates muscle TCA cycle expansion during exercise in women. J. Appl. Physiol. 95: 999-1004, 2003.

Baldwin, J., R.J. Snow, M.J. Gibala, A. Garnham, K. Howarth & M.A. Febbraio. Glycogen availability does not affect the TCA cycle or TAN pools during prolonged, fatiguing exercise. J. Appl. Physiol. 94: 2181-2187, 2003.

Degree Specialty University Year
PhD Metabolic Exercise Physiology McMaster University 2007
MSc Metabolic Exercise Physiology McMaster University 2002
BKin Kinesiology, Metabolic Exercise Physiology McMaster University 2000
BSc Biochemistry McMaster University 1997
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