Texas Tech University

Brennan Thompson

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences

Brennan Thompson Brennan Thompson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences. His research addresses the assessment and applications of neuromuscular function in a variety of populations and settings. Specifically, Thompson's research involves conducting research on athletes, aging and occupational populations, as well as other potential clinical populations. His goals are to examine:

  • the influence of aging on the neuromuscular performance capacities regarding muscle mass, muscle quality and force output, neural activation alterations, and dynamic performance capabilities
  • the effects of manual vs. nonmanual labor on neuromuscular performance as well as nutritional characteristics of these occupations
  • physiological mechanisms associated with neuromuscular performance in general, and the performance-related consequences commonly observed in the aforementioned populations and settings