Ryanne Carmichael

Ryanne Carmichael

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Phone: (603) 535-3114
Office: Health & Human Enrichment, Human Performance Center, MSC 22, Plymouth, NH 03264

BA, Lehigh University; MS, Bridgewater State University; PhD, Springfield College

Ryanne Carmichael holds a doctorate degree in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Her research interests include performance enhancement in endurance sports like triathlon, cycling, and cyclocross. Dr. Carmichael’s research interests developed not only through study in exercise physiology, but also through her experience as a practitioner; she competes in and coaches endurance sports. She hopes her research exploring performance issues specific to endurance sports will inspire and engage her students to begin to investigate areas of their own interest within the field of Exercise Science.

At PSU, Dr. Carmichael coordinates the Exercise and Sport Physiology program in Health and Human Performance ~ the Health and Human Enrichment Cluster.

Programs of Study

  • Exercise & Sport Physiology

Courses Taught

  • EX 4820/4825 Advanced Exercise Physiology and Laboratory
  • EX 4840 Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • EX 4830 Applied Research in Exercise Science
  • EX 5500 Graduate Seminar in Exercise Science
  • EX 5730 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
  • EX 5920 Exercise Physiology in Clinical Populations

Selected Publications and Presentations

Carmichael, R.D. (2021). Considerations for the pregnant endurance athlete. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 43(6), 35-41.

Carmichael, R.D. (2021). Pregnant athletes: Boundaries of safe exercise during pregnancy. New England American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Providence, RI.

Carmichael, R.D. (2018). Sex differences in endurance sports: A closer look at the (narrowing) performance gap. New England American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Providence, RI.

Carmichael, R.D., Heikkinen, D. J., Mullin, E. M., & McCall, N. R. (2017). Physiological response to cyclocross racing. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 3(3), 74-80.

Carmichael, R.D., & Greenberg, J.B. (2016). Female endurance racing: The case for equality. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 38(4), 75-79.

Carmichael, R.D., Heikkinen, D. J., & Mertens, E. (2015). Impact of cycling intensity on cycle run transition. Journal of Science and Cycling, 4(1), 14-20.

Carmichael, R.D. (2014). High intensity training for endurance athletes. New Hampshire National Strength and Conditioning Association State Clinic, Plymouth, NH.

Carmichael, R.D. (2014). It’s too hard. Why women don’t race the same distances as men. Northeast National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference, Fitchburg, MA.