Dr. Ryan Conners



Dr. Ryan Conners' Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Health and Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 2010
  • B.S., Athletic Training, Canisius College, 2008

Classes Taught


  • American College of Sports Medicine, National Chapter/li>
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast Region
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • American Diabetes Association Professional Member
  • American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Tennessee Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Honors and Awards

  • Scholar’s Day Graduate Poster Presentation 1st place
  • Pinnacle Honor Society Induction, MTSU
  • Graduate Research Consortium Finalist for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Conference in Boston, MA. Finalist for Graduate Research
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Exercise Science/li>
  • Graduate Assistantship for Athletic Training
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Canisius College Deans List
  • Dean’s Academic Scholarship
  • Lawrence Wein Scholarship
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)
  • New York State Athletic Trainers Association- Buffalo Bills Scholarship Award
  • The John Gabbey MD Memorial Award


  • Cochrum, R., Conners, R., R., Morgan, D., Coons, J., Fuller, D. & Caputo, J. (2015). Comparison of running economy values while wearing no shoes, minimal shoes, and normal running shoes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, In Press.
  • Cochrum, R. G., Conners, R. T., & Coons, J. M. (2014). The effect of running barefoot and in barefoot-style footwear on running economy at two self-determined speeds. International Journal of Exercise Science. (Under Review)
  • Conners, R., Morgan, D., Fuller, D., & Caputo, J. (2014). Underwater treadmill training, glycemic control, and health-related fitness in adults with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, (8), 382-396.
  • Kim, Y., Conners, R. T., Hart, P. D., Kang, Y., & Kang, M. (2013). Association of physical activity and body mass index with metabolic syndrome among US adolescents with disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, (6), 3, 253-259.