Texas Tech University

Heather Vellers, PH.D,RCEP

Assistant Professor

Email: Heather.vellers@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-8890

Kinesiology and Sport Management, Rm 125

Office Hours:
 Tuesday 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm; Also by appointment


Heather Vellers


  • 2016- 2018 - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • 2016 – Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 2012 – M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2010 – B.S., Exercise Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Current Courses Taught

  • KIN 3305 Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 7301 Advance Exercise Physiology; Exercise Endocrinology section

Research Interests

  • Role of genetics with the known inter-individual variation in adaptations to endurance exercise training
  • Mitochondrial genetics
  • Effect of dietary intake, specifically chronic overfeeding, on regulating physical activity

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 – Winner of the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), Genetics Study Section, National Institute of Health
  • 2016 – Doctoral Honor Graduate Award, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
  • 2015 – Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, Physical Education Activity Program, Texas A&M University
  • 2014 – Recipient of the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

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    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
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