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Anthony (Tony) Kaleth is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Valparaiso University, M.S. in Exercise Science from Ball State University, and Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech University. Prior to coming to IUPUI, Kaleth was a practicing clinical exercise physiologist in a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation program where he performed cardiopulmonary exercise tests and developed exercise and physical activity programs for individuals diagnosed with ischemic heart disease and heart failure. Kaleth is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has been a contributor to recent editions of the ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology. He holds multiple health/fitness and clinical exercise credentials from ACSM and the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has over 20 years of experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, exercise programming, and researching applied and clinical exercise physiology.
The majority of Kaleth’s research activities involve exercise testing, programming, and health outcome evaluation, particularly for individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and fibromyalgia. More recently, he has explored the potential for vibration exercise training to increase the production of endothelial progenitor cells, which are known to have a significant role in overall cardiovascular health. Kaleth has been successful in securing both internal and external funding, and his research activities have resulted in over 40 peer-reviewed presentations and publications. Kaleth also is an accomplished classroom instructor, having received several campus teaching awards, and is actively involved in both undergraduate and graduate student mentorship. Professionally, Kaleth serves as a reviewer for numerous top-tier professional journals, has published several book chapters, and is frequently invited to lecture on topics relevant to his teaching and research interests, including ECG (electrocardiography) interpretation and exercise programming for individuals with chronic disease.