Aurora Vellante

Aurora Vellante

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2193
Office: UNH CHHS Kinesiology Department, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Professor Vellante is apart of the Clinical Faculty within the Exercise Science Program in the Kinesiology Department. She has worked as an Exercise Physiologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts supporting both the Young Adult and Adult clinics. Her involvement within the diabetic community have had both a local and international reach for projects restructuring and developing exercise programs to support individuals living with diabetes. Having accumulated working in healthcare for over 12 years she has held positions at both Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington,MA. She has a deep understanding for the influence of chronic disease on the human body and believes all humans have a right to a healthy body and has a long term goal to help as many people achieve that through human movement and wellness education.

Courses Taught

  • EXSC 621: Exercise Laboratory Technique
  • KIN 902: Colloquium


  • M.S., Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  • Gillis, D. J., Vellante, A., Gallo, J. A., & D'Amico, A. P. (2020). Influence of Menthol on Recovery From Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(2), 451-462. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000002833

  • Gillis, D. J., Vellante, A., & Gallo, J. (2017). Pilot Study. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5S), 1069. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000519940.18498.5c