Scott Powers, PhD

Scott Powers, PhD
UAA Endowed Professor and Distinguished Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Performance

Research Interests
Dr. Powers is a physiologist who specializes in investigating the effects of muscular exercise and inactivity on both cardiac and skeletal muscle. Specifically, Powers’ research has focused upon exercise mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. The current focus of the Powers’ laboratory is to investigate the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation.

Degrees and Training

  • BS in Physical Education, Carson Newman College
  • MEd in Physical Education/Exercise Physiology, University of Georgia
  • EdD in Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee
  • Post-doctoral research, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • PhD (Physiology), Louisiana State University