Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. James Navalta (Director), Dr. Scott Lyons, Dr. Mark Schafer

Degree Program

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Degree Type

Master of Science in Physical Education


To date, the exercise-induced immune response in has only been evaluated in subjects performing aerobic exercise. The primary purpose of this study is to determine if repeated bouts of anaerobic exercise will induce a similar immune response in human subjects as exhibited by aerobic exercise. Secondary to immune function, an analysis of performance from trial to trial will be made. Nine males between the ages of 18-25 were selected on a volunteer basis to participate in this study. Subjects performed Wingate tests set in 3 series with 120 seconds between trials within series and 405 seconds between series for an exercise duration of 30 minutes. Blood samples were taken again immediately post test, and 1 hour post test and analyzed for cytokine secretion, epinephrine, and Caspase-3. The present study found that repeated bouts of anaerobic exercise did not alter immune function.


Kinesiology | Physiology | Psychology of Movement | Sports Sciences