Kristen C. Snyman (Cochrane), PhD, CSCS*D


Kristen Snyman, PhD

Dr. Snyman is an Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance and doctoral program coordinator at Concordia University, Chicago. She earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MSc in Kinesiology at California State University-Fullerton, and is a certified strength & conditioning specialist. Her research involves physiological mediators of the perception of effort, neuromuscular adaptations to exercise, and ergogenic aids. She is an active member of the NSCA, a former member of the NSCA research committee (2017-2020), and a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors (2021 – 2023). Dr. Snyman typically teaches in the areas of neuromuscular physiology, exercise physiology, and strength & conditioning.


  • PhD Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MSc Exercise Physiology, California State University, Fullerton
  • BA Cognitive Sciences, Cum Laude, University of California, Irvine


  • HHP7000 – Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
  • HHP7010 – Neuromuscular Responses to Exercise
  • AES6200 – Applied Exercise Physiology
  • AES6860 – Seminar in Strength and Conditioning

Research Interests

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise Training
  • The Perception of Effort


  • Bergstrom, H.C., Housh, T.J., Dinyer, T.K., Byrd, M.T., Jenkins, N.D.M., Cochrane-Snyman, K.C., Succi, P.J., Zuniga, J.M., Schmidt, R.J., Johnson, G.O. Neuromuscular responses of the superficial quadriceps femoris muscles: muscle specific and inter-individual variability during severe intensity treadmill running. Journal of Musckuloskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 2020, 20(1):77-871.
  • Cochrane-Snyman, K.C., Housh, T.J., Smith, C.M., Hill, E.C., Jenkins, N.D.M. Treadmill running using an RPE-clamp model: mediators of perception and implications for exercise prescription. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2019 August, 119: 2083-2094.
  • Jenkins, N.D.M., Miramonti, A.A., Hill, E.C., Smith, C.M., Cochrane-Snyman, K.C., Housh, T.J., Cramer, J.T. Mechanomyographic amplitude is sensitive to load-dependent neuromuscular adaptations in response to resistance training. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Aug 2019
  • Cochrane-Snyman, K.C., Housh, T.J., Smith, C.M., Jenkins, N.D.M., Hill, E.C., Johnson, G.O., and Schmidt, R.J. Inter-individual variability in the patterns of responses for electromyography and mechanomyography during moderate and heavy cycle ergometry. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2016 Sep; 116(9):1639-49
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