Troy M. Purdom, PhD

Assistant Professor, Longwood University

Dr. Troy Purdom is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology (HARK) Department. Dr. Purdom began teaching at Longwood University in 2016 after completed his Doctorate in Exercise Science at The University of New Mexico. His expertise focuses on the metabolic adaptation to exercise and sport nutrition. Dr. Purdom teaches Exercise Science, Advanced Exercise Science, Sport Nutrition, Exercise is Medicine, and Research Methods.

Dr. Purdom has several articles in review and in progress that include Understanding the Factors that Effect Maximal Fat Oxidation and Predictors of Fat Oxidation and Caloric Expenditure With and Without Weighted Vest Running. Further research inquiry includes The Monitoring of Athletes Throughout the Annual Training Cycle to Prevent Injury and Improve Performance. Dr. Purdom is passionate about introducing students to the research process with over 20 student research presentations at ISSN and NSCA Conferences within the past 3yrs.