Heidi K. Byrne, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-2601
Office: Tuttle North 305


  • PhD in Exercise Physiology at The University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • M.S. in Exercise Physiology/Human Performance at The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, 1987
  • B.A. in Biology University of Virginia, 1983

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Physiological Basis of Conditioning and Sport
  • Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness and Conditioning for Teachers and Coaches

Research Interests

Dr. Byrne is very interested in metabolism as it relates to human health and performance. She has been involved in various studies investigating the impact of carbohydrates and/or protein on various aspects of performance, including the ingestion of raisins as a pre-exercise nutritional snack.

Student Research

Students involved in research with Dr. Byrne have most recently investigated 1) the role of carbohydrate or protein supplementation on recovery from muscle damaging exercise and 2) the role of nutrition and exercise patterns on arterial stiffness and pulse wave velocity.


  • Lecturer, Department of HPERD, University of Wisconsin at River Falls, 1987 - 1993
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 1990 - 1997
  • Assistant Professor, Department of KSSPE, SUNY Brockport, 1997 - 2003
  • Associate Professor, Department of KSSPE, SUNY Brockport, 2003 – current