Danielle Wigmore, Ph.D., Department Chair, Exercise and Sports Science | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Danielle Wigmore

Exercise and Sports Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Virtual Office Hours
Wednesdays 9:00-10:30 am
or by appointment
Please email Dr. Wigmore for the Google Meet Link

Office Information:

Room Number: Exercise and Sports Science 100-A
Phone: 978.665.3250
Email: dwigmor1@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Exercise and Sports Science

Health and Fitness (EXSS 1000)
Exercise, Nutrition, and Heart Disease (EXSS 2060)
Exercise Physiology I (EXSS 2071)
Exercise Physiology II (EXSS 2072)
Exercise Response and Adaptation in Special Populations (EXSS 3600)
Cardiovascular and Electrophysiology (EXSS 4045)
Internship (EXSS 4950)


Wellness in Today's World (HON 1151)


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Exercise Science), 2006
M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Exercise Science), 2003
B.S., Skidmore College (Physical Education), 1998

Research Interests:

Effect of aging on muscle function, vascular function and the cardiovascular response to exercise
Regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise

Representative Publications:

Book Chapters

Fernhall, B. et al. (2011). "Cardiovascular responses to acute aerobic exercise." In B. Fernhall and D.L. Smith (Eds.), Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology (pp.139-162). Human Kinetics.

Fernhall, B. et al. (2011). "Cardiovascular adaptations to aerobic training." In B. Fernhall and D.L. Smith (Eds.), Advanced Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology (pp.163-1178). Human Kinetics.


Befroy, D.E. et al. (2008). "Contraction frequency modulates muscle fatigue and the rate of myoglobin desaturation during incremental contractions in humans." Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 33(5), pp. 915-921. doi: 10.1139/H08-085

Damon, B.M. et al. (2003). "Cluster analysis of muscle functional MRI data." Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(3), pp. 1287-1296. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00178.2003

Damon, B.M. et al. (2004). "MRI measures of perfusion-related changes in human skeletal muscle during progressive contractions." Journal of Applied Physiology, 97(6), pp. 2385-2394. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01390.2003

Damon, B.M. et al. (2005). "BOLD indirect versus ASL direct measurement of muscle perfusion: a reply [letter]." Journal of Applied Physiology, 99(1), pp. 376-377.

Kent-Braun, J.A. et al. (2006). "Blood flow does not limit skeletal muscle force production during incremental isometric contractions." European Journal of Applied Physiology96(4), pp. 370-378. doi: 10.1007/s00421-005-0037-0

Kent-Braun, J.A. et al. (2006). "In vivo ATP production during free-flow and ischaemic muscle contractions in humans." Journal of Physiology, 577(1), pp. 353-367. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2006.114249

Kent-Braun, J.A. et al. (2008). "Contrasting influences of age and sex on muscle fatigue." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise40(2), pp. 234-241. doi: 10.1249/mss.0b013e31815bbb93

Professional Affiliations:

ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
NEACSM - New England American College of Sports Medicine