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Faculty Directory » Jason Talanian

Exercise and Sports Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Thursdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
or by appointment

Office Information:

Room Number: Exercise & Sports Science Bldg, 155 North Street, Rm #112
Phone: 978-665-3396

Courses Taught:

  • Internship (EXSS #4950)
  • Professional and Career Development (EXSS #4200)
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription (EXSS #3450)
  • Scientific Foundations of Strength Training & Conditioning (EXSS #3120)
  • Human Motor Development (EXSS #2500)
  • Nutrition in Exercise and Sport (EXSS #2300)
  • Exercise Physiology Lab (EXSS #2071)
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Heart Disease (EXSS #2060)
  • MPTC Applied Concepts in Fitness for Police Officers (CJ #2030)
  • Health & Fitness (EXSS #1000)


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

Research Interests:

  • Whole body, metabolic and cardiovascular adaptations following exercise training.
  • Hydration levels in elite athletes.
  • Effect of supplements on muscle metabolism and performance.

Representative Publications:

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.

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: 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional Affiliations:

American College of Sports Medicine (National & Central States Chapter)
American Physiological Society