Devon A. Dobrosielski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Devon A. Dobrosielski, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 K
T/TH 12:30 - 1:30pm
or by appointment


Ph.D., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, 2007

M.S., Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, 2001

B.S., Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Research Methods
Exercise Physiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Exercise Interventions

Prior to joining the Towson faculty in 2012, Dr. Dobrosielski was an Instructor in Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he led research that established the effectiveness of diet and exercise for reducing obstructive sleep apnea severity in older adults. In 2014, he was honored as a Junior Scholar by the Towson Academy of Scholars and was awarded a NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award(AREA) in 2016 to determine whether structured exercise serves as an effective countermeasure to the cardiovascular burden often observed in obese adults with sleep apnea (PDF). He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a clinical exercise physiologist and has over 15 years of experience implementing exercise programs for clinical populations. Dr. Dobrosielski is the Faculty Director for the “Peru: Life at the Top” study abroad program which is designed to provide students with experiential knowledge of the challenges, responses and factors of exertion affected by high altitude. He is a strong advocate of undergraduate research and is committed to building  a state of the art training/research program capable of clinically relevant instruction and research excellence.

Select Publications


  • Dr. Dobrosielski is a member of the Towson University Institutional Review Board.  In 2014, he founded the Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sports Science, an interdisciplinary initiative seeking to understand and improve performance related to sport, fitness, health and wellness.  He regularly reviews manuscripts for medical and sports science journals and serves on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Courses Taught 


  • KNES 265 Fundamentals in Health and Physical Fitness Assessment
  • KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise
  • KNES 371 Field Experience in Exercise Science 
  • KNES 469 Advanced Writing for Research in Exercise Science