Ph.D., East Carolina University
Dr. Kraus is an integrative exercise physiologist and earned his doctorate in bioenergetics. His past research endeavors vary considerably, but include topics such as obesity, aging, and insulin resistance (a condition which often precedes Type II Diabetes). These investigations have led to numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as presentations at the national level. Additionally, Dr. Kraus has an ardent interest in exercise training strategies which maximize the performance of competitive endurance athletes, particularly runners. Besides his research experience, Dr. Kraus is a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC®), an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP®), and a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®). Among the courses he teaches are Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Human Physiology, Functional Anatomy, and Research Methods in Exercise Science.