Jason Talanian

Exercise and Sports Science School of Health and Natural Sciences
Jason Talanian, Ph.D., Exercise and Sports Science
978.665.3396 Office: Exercise and Sports Science, Room100-A
Office Hours
Spring 2024

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 2:00 pm; or by appointment

Courses Taught

Health & Fitness (EXSS 1000)
Basketball (EXSS 1010)
Exercise, Nutrition and Heart Disease (EXSS 2060)
Exercise Physiology (EXSS 2071)
Nutrition in Exercise and Sport (EXSS 2300)
Human Motor Development (EXSS 2500)
Scientific Foundations of Strength Training & Conditioning (EXSS 3120)
Exercise Testing and Prescription (EXSS 3450)
Fundamentals of Coaching (EXSS 4000)
Professional and Career Development (EXSS 4200)
Internship (EXSS 4950)


Ph.D., University of Guelph (Exercise Physiology), 2008
M.Sc., California State University Sacramento (Exercise Science), 2003
B.A., California State University Sacramento (Biology), 2000

  • Whole body, metabolic and cardiovascular adaptations following exercise training
  • Hydration levels in elite athletes
  • Effect of supplements on muscle metabolism and performance
  1. J.L. Talanian & L.L. Spriet. Low and moderate doses of caffeine late in exercise improve performance in trained cyclist. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016, 41 (8), p. 850-855.
  2. Jason L. Talanian. Defining different types of interval training: Do we need to use more specific terminology? Sports and Exercise Medicine Open Journal. 2015, DOI: 
  3. J.L. Talanian, G.P. Holloway, L.A. Snook, G.J.F. Heigenhauser, A. Bonen & L.L. Spriet. Exercise Training increases sarcolemmal and mitochondrial fatty acid transport proteins in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Endocrinol Metab. 2010, 299 (2), p. 180-188.
  4. J. Quadrilatero, E. Bombardier, S.M. Norris, J.L. Talanian, M.S. Palmer, H.M. Logan, A.R. Tupling, G.J. Heigenhauser & L.L. Spriet. Prolonged moderate-intensity aerobic exercise does not alter apoptotic signaling and DNA fragmentation in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Endocrinol Metab. 2010, 298 (3), p. 534-547.
  5. S.D.R. Galloway, J.L. Talanian, A.K. Shoveller, G.J.F. Heigenhauser & L.L. Spriet. Seven days of oral taurine supplementation does not increase muscle taurine content or alter substrate metabolism during prolonged exercise in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2008, 105 (2), p. 643-651.
  6. L.L. Spriet, Christopher G.R. Perry & J.L. Talanian. Legal pre-event nutritional supplements to assist energy metabolism. Essays Biochem. 2008, 44, p. 27-43.
  7. J.L. Talanian, S.D.R. Galloway, G.J.F. Heigenhauser, A. Bonen & L.L. Spriet. Two weeks of high-intensity aerobic interval training increases the capacity for fat oxidation in women. J Appl Physiol. 2007, 102 (4), p.1439-1447.
  8. C.G.R. Perry, J.L. Talanian, G.J.F. Heigenhauser & L.L. Spriet. The effects of training in hyperoxia vs normoxia on skeletal muscle enzyme activities and exercise performance. J Appl Physiol. 2007, 102 (3), 1022-1027.
  9. J.L. Talanian, R.J. Tunstall, M.J. Watt, M. Duong, C.G.R. Perry, G.R. Steinberg, B.E. Kemp, G.J.F. Heigenhauser & L.L. Spriet. Adrenergic regulation of HSL serine phosphorylation and activity in human skeletal muscle during the onset of exercise. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006. 291 (4), 1094-1099.