Randal Claytor

Randal Claytor

Associate Professor

Area: Exercise Science
Office: 26C Phillips Hall
513-529-5815
claytorp@miamioh.edu

Degree: Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee
B.A., Capital University

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Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Claytor’s research interests have evolved over the years to include the study of physical activity, physical fitness and exercise training, as these conditions relate to or affect a variety of factors, such as: cardiovascular stress reactivity, childhood overweight/obesity and neurocognitive performance. Much of this work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI & NICHHD), the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Ohio Departments of Health and Education.

More recently, Dr. Claytor has been studying the use of a unique combination of aerobic and resistance exercise training (from both an acute and chronic perspective) to determine the physiological and perceptual responses and adaptations to this type of exercise and to determine whether this type of exercise (training) is viable for various groups, such as overweight/obese youth, individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and those with a high likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Professional Certifications:

American College of Sports Medicine – Clinical Exercise Physiologist
American College of Sports Medicine – Exercise Is Medicine: Level 3

Courses Taught:

KNH 188 – Physical Activity and Health
KNH 381 – Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
KNH 382 – Physical Activity & Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment and Prescription
KNH 402 – Capstone: Critical & Reflective Practices in Kinesiology & Health
KNH 453 – “Fit-4-Success”: In-School Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health Promotion Programming for At-Risk Youth
KNH 482 – Exercise for Individuals with Chronic Disease & Disability
KNH 683 – Physical Activity & Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment and Prescription

Recent (Select) Publications & Presentations:

Wan KM, T Rayner, BE Phillips, TS Horn, RP Claytor. Community-based weight management program in at-risk for overweight children. J School Health. (In Review)

Butt J, RS Weinberg, JD Breckon, RP Claytor. Adolescent physical activity participation and motivational determinants across gender, age and race. J Phys Act & Health (2011); 8(8): 1074-1083.

Edwards NM, SR Daniels, RP Claytor, PR Khoury, LM Dolan, TR Kimball, EM Urbina. Physical activity is independently associated with multiple measures of arterial stiffness in youth. Metabolism (2011), doi:10.1016/j.metabol.2011.10.016

Potteiger JA, RP Claytor, MW Hulver, MR. Hughes, MJ Carper, S Richmond, and JP Thyfault. Resistance exercise and aerobic exercise when paired with dietary energy restriction both reduce the clinical components of metabolic syndrome in previously physically inactive males. Eur J Appl Physiol (2011); DOI 10.1007/s00421-011-2174-y

Recent (Select) Grants:

Miami University Faculty Research Committee. Grant to Promote Research, Summer Research Appointment & Graduate Research Assistantship. Understanding the Physiologic Nature of Resistance Exercise-Induced Muscle Fatigue with a Human-Machine Interface: Building the Next Generation of Resistance Exercise Equipment. (2017-2018). All Awarded.

Miami University College of Education Health & Society. Research Grant. Understanding the Physiologic Nature of Resistance Exercise-Induced Muscle Fatigue with a Human-Machine Interface: Building the Next Generation of Resistance Exercise Equipment. (2017). Awarded - $4,000.00

National Instruments Academic Research Grant Program. The Next Generation of Resistance Exercise: Using NI LABVIEW and cRIO to control real-time modifications in resistance force during dynamic resistance exercise. Funding Pending - $50,000.00

Miami University College of Education Health & Society. Research Grant. Design, implementation, and study of the ‘Fit-4-Success’ program at the Warren Co. Alternative School as a model Wellness program for alternative schools. (2015-2016) Awarded - $5000.00

Ohio Departments of Education & Health. Physical Fitness and Academic Performance across the State of Ohio. (Claytor (PI) - 9/2011 – 12/2012) Awarded - $19,486.

Cardiovascular Risk and Type II Diabetes in Adolescents.  Daniels, S.R. (P.I.), R.P. Claytor (Co-Investigator), (12/1/04-11/30/09) National Institutes of Health (NHLBI). Awarded - $2,367,080.

Strong Kids:  Community-based pediatric weight management program.  Greater Cincinnati YMCA, Inc.  R.P. Claytor (PI), (12/05 -12/06).  Ohio Department of Health.  Awarded - $53,000.