Summer Cook

Phone: (603) 862-0895
Office: Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Summer B. Cook, Associate Professor, Kinesiology: Exercise Science


  • Ph.D., Science Education & Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  • M.S., Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  • B.S., Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology
  • KIN 520: Cont Persp in Exercis Science
  • KIN 527: Sci Foundations Health&Fitness
  • KIN 607: Biology of Aging
  • KIN 621: Exercise Laboratory Techniques
  • KIN 705: Topics in Applied Physiology
  • KIN 720: Science & Pract Strength Train
  • KIN 737: Ex Rx/L'ship Health & Spec Pop
  • KIN 805: Topics in Applied Physiology
  • KIN 901: Analysis Professnl Literature
  • KIN 993: Teaching Practicum

Selected Publications

Cook, S. B., Scott, B. R., Hayes, K. L., & Murphy, B. G. (2018). Neuromuscular Adaptations to Low-Load Blood Flow Restricted Resistance Training. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 17(1), 66-73. Retrieved from

Cook, S. B., LaRoche, D. P., Villa, M. R., Barile, H., & Manini, T. M. (2017). Blood flow restricted resistance training in older adults at risk of mobility limitations. Experimental Gerontology, 99, 138-145. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2017.10.004

LaRoche, D. P., Villa, M. R., Bond, C. W., & Cook, S. B. (2017). Knee extensor power asymmetry is unrelated to functional mobility of older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 98, 54-61. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2017.08.008

Daniels, R. J., & Cook, S. B. (2017). Effect of instructions on EMG during the bench press in trained and untrained males. Human Movement Science, 55, 182-188. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2017.08.010

Bond, C. W., Cook, S. B., Swartz, E. E., & Laroche, D. P. (2017). Asymmetry of lower extremity force and muscle activation during knee extension and functional tasks. Muscle & Nerve, 56(3), 495-504. doi:10.1002/mus.25506

Cook, S. B., Murphy, B. G., & Labarbera, K. E. (2013). Neuromuscular Function after a Bout of Low-Load Blood Flow-Restricted Exercise. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 45(1), 67-74. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31826c6fa8

LaRoche, D. P., Cook, S. B., & Mackala, K. (2012). Strength Asymmetry Increases Gait Asymmetry and Variability in Older Women. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 44(11), 2172-2181. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31825e1d31

Cook, S. B., Brown, K. A., DeRuisseau, K., Kanaley, J. A., & Ploutz-Snyder, L. L. (2010). Skeletal muscle adaptations following blood flow-restricted training during 30 days of muscular unloading. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(2), 341-349. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01288.2009

Cook, S. B., Clark, B. C., & Ploutz-Snyder, L. L. (2007). Effects of exercise load and blood-flow restriction on skeletal muscle function. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 39(10), 1708-1713. doi:10.1249/mss.0b013e31812383d6

Clark, B. C., Cook, S. B., & Ploutz-Snyder, L. L. (2007). Reliability of techniques to assess human neuromuscular function in vivo. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 17(1), 90-101. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2005.11.008

Most Cited Publications