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Amy Knab, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Dir. Exercise & Sport Science Lab
Queens University

As director of the Queens University Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory, Dr. Amy Knab conducts research in a broad area of topics. Areas of current specialization include nutrition and sport performance and metabolic energy expenditure.

Examples of past and current research projects include: examining fundamental movement competency and closed chain upper extremity dynamic balance in swimmers and golfers, nutritional strategies for muscle glycogen recovery in elite swimmers, effects of pre-exercise black currant and blueberry ingestion on physiologic adaptations to high-intensity training, comparison of metabolic prediction equations and actual metabolic cost during training in collegiate athletes and proteomic markers of overreaching and overtraining in collegiate swimmers.

Dr. Knab teaches a variety of courses within the Kinesiology Department (Exercise and Sport Science Major), including Exercise and Sport Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise and Sport, Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science, Principles of Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Prescription, and Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Science.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Saint Mary’s College
  • Doctoral Degree in Biology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Associate Professor, Queens University
  • Director, Exercise and Sport Laboratory, Queens University
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine