Stetson University

Matthew Schrager

Assistant Professor of Integrative Health Science


  • Ph.D., kinesiology, University of Maryland
  • M.S., kinesiology, Indiana University
  • B.S., French, Grinnell College

Course Topics

  • Research Statistics and Techniques
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Basic Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Understanding and combatting age-related changes in performance and health that many individuals experience.
  • Cause of certain individuals to decrease physical activity more than others.
  • Barefoot running movement and its health/performance effects.


  • Schrager MA, Schrack JA, Simonsick EM, Ferrucci L.,The Association between Energy Availability and Physical Activity in Older Adults. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In Press.
  • Gallagher PM, Tabor B, Leistner CJ, Vardiman P, Schrager MA. Acute Effects of Static, Dynamic, and Concomitant Stretching on Power and Rate of Force Development. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. In Review.
  • Sagobae A, Mukaib N, Miyakawab S, Mesakib N, Maedac K, Yamamotod T, Gallagher PM, Schrager MA, Fry AC. Influence of knee alignment on quadriceps cross-sectional area. Journal of Biomechanics. 42 (14): 2313-2317, 2009.
  • Kelly VE, Schrager MA, Price R, Ferrucci L, Shumway-Cook A. Age-associated effects of a concurrent cognitive task on gait speed and stability during narrow-base walking. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. 63 (12): 1329-1334, 2008.
  • Schrager MA, Kelly VE, Price R, Ferrucci L, Shumway-Cook A. The effects of age on medio-lateral stability in normal and narrow base walking. Gait and Posture. 28(3): 466-471, 2008.

Matt Scharger

Faculty Expert

  • Aging/gerontology
  • Exercise physiology/performance
  • Public health and physical activity's role
  • Muscle physiology
  • Physiological and biomechanical effects of running shoe design
  • Physiological bases of physical inactivity in older and other populations


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