James Madison University

Dr. Trent Hargens

Exercise Science, Undergraduate Exercise Science Coordinator

PHOTO: Dr. Trent Hargens


  • B.S.  University of Iowa
  • M.S.  Ball State University
  • Ph.D.  Virginia Tech

Undergraduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Graduate Teaching Area:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology

Research Interest:

  • Dr. Hargensí research interests concern the physiological mechanisms that link chronic disease. Specifically, his research has explored how sleep, sleep disordered breathing, and obesity impacts cardiovascular and autonomic function, particularly during exercise. In addition, he has an interest in how these chronic conditions affect physical activity habits, and how increasing physical activity and exercise can positively impact those with chronic disease.
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