Jeff Horowitz

Jeff Horowitz


Dr. Jeff Horowitz is a professor of Movement Science and director of the Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. Before his time at U-M, Dr. Horowitz was a research instructor for the Division of Gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Horowitz completed his PhD in Exercise Physiology at University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Horowitz has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Journal of Applied Physiology and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. He has received more than $4.5 million in grant funding from organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Horowitz is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals for Nutrition and Physiology, and is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Biology of Exercise and the American Diabetes Association. He has also served as associate editor for journals like Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism and The Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology

Dr. Horowitz teaches Exercise Physiology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Areas of interest

Regulation of fuel mobilization and oxidation and the impact of this regulation on human health.


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Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
MOVESCI 540 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 Fall Horowitz
Course Name RO: Adv Exerc Phys
Course Level: Graduate
Physiological principles of exercise for students who already have a strong background in exercise physiology. Topics include: regulation of energy metabolism, cardiovascular physiology, neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, skeletal muscle, exercise training, environmental influences, nutrition, weight control, and the impact of exercise on health and disease.
Prerequisites: Graduate status, but Seniors with an outstatus academic record may be admitted; MOVESCI 340, or permission of instructor.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 340 Exercise Physiology 4 Fall, Winter Horowitz
Course Name RO: Exercise Physiol
Course Level: Undergraduate
Physiological principles of exercise. Topics include: bioenergetics, energy expenditure, functions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, muscle, renal function, training, environmental influences, ergogenic aids, nutrition, weight control, and body composition.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 110 or Athletic Training BS Major) and (MEDADM 401 or MOVESCI 230 or AT/PHYSED 310) and (MOVESCI 250 or S250 Student Group) and (PHYSIOL 201 or Athletic Training BS Major); (Recommended: CHEM 130).
Component: LEC,LAB