Exercise physiology research focuses on understanding exercise interventions for clinical populations and addressing ways to manage chronic health conditions and improve sports performance.

Exercise Physiology is concerned with the study of the responses of the various physiological systems to exercise. The work focuses on both the acute and chronic adaptations to physical activity and involves different levels of analysis from molecular, through cellular, to system level.

Basic science projects investigate exercise immunology, exercise-induced oxidative stress and molecular mechanisms of cardioprotection.

Applied science projects include exercise interventions for clinical populations (e.g., people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer survivors); sports performance enhancement (e.g., through optimising rehydration and caffeine supplementation); and classification for Paralympic sport.