Faculty and Staff

Ethan C. Hill, PhD, CSCS, EP, is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida. He received his MS and PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and BS in exercise and sport science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Physiological Society. The primary focus of Hill’s research is to identify the exercise modality that is most effective and efficient at stimulating muscle hypertrophy and increasing muscle strength in men and women. Hill examines eccentric contraction-based resistance training, low-load resistance training, blood flow restriction, and local vs. systemic hypoxia. His lab is currently applying their research to help mitigate age-related losses in muscle and endothelial function and to identify exercise countermeasures to offset the effects of zero gravity during prolonged spaceflight.

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM-EP, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • MS, Master of Science, Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
Areas of Specialty
  • Neuromuscular and endothelial function
  • Resistance training interventions
  • Muscle function and fatigue
  • Sex-specific responses to exercise
  • Eccentric contraction-based interventions
Research Lab Affiliations
Research Grants
KinesiologyPhysical Therapy

RF: The acute effects of blood flow restricted and standard of care resistance exercise on neural, muscle, and perceptual responses among individuals living with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

  • PI: Ethan Hill
  • Amount: $14,820 | Timeframe: 12/07/2022 - 10/31/2024
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: Suji's BFR Technology
    KinesiologyPhysical Therapy

    RF: The Chronic Effects of Low-Load Blood Flow Restriction and Standard of Care Resistance Exercise on Muscle and Neuromuscular Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

  • PI: Ethan Hill
  • Amount: $27,887 | Timeframe: 01/01/2022 - 08/30/2023
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: AdventHealth Formerly Florida Hospital Medical Center

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