|Dr. Leo J. D'Acquisto, Professor
Director, Graduate Studies
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences
Central Washington University
My main area of research has included examination of the
metabolic and cardiovascular responses of land and water based exercise.
I have worked with a wide range of research participants, ranging in age
from 14 to 80 years old of age. I have conducted research in (1)
physiological responses to shallow water exercise in young and older females;
(2) physiological responses in younger and older male swimmers during freestyle
swimming; (3) the effects of training on swimmers and runners, (4) the
effects of altitude on human performance; (5) the effects of taper on maximal
aerobic capacity and economy on human motion; (6) comparative exercise
physiology: running, cycling, and water exercise; and (7) the efficiency
of human locomotion.