Katie Dondero, M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 S
Mon. 12-2 p.m. or
Tues./Thurs. by appointment


M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina, 2010

B.S., Exercise/Sport Science, Elon University, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise
Physiology and Exercise Prescription
Corrective Exercise and Functional Assessment

Katie Dondero is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University.  Dondero has worked in the field of Kinesiology for the past 10 years, with a variety of experience including personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and clinical research.  Most recently, she supported clinical trials at the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA Medical Center, exploring the role of exercise in vascular disease, as well as dysmobility in older adults.  


Select Publications

  • Landers-Ramos, R. and Dondero, K. “Exercise and Protein Supplementation for the Prevention and Treatment of Sarcopenia.” Current Geriatrics Reports (Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Section), 1-8. DOI: 1007/s13670-019-00293-7


  • Improving vascular health through exercise 
  • Dysmobility
  • Improving functional capacity in geriatrics 


Courses Taught

  • KNES 265 Fundamentals in Health and Physical Fitness Assessment
  • KNES 297 Foundations of Exercise Science 
  • KNES 313  Physiology of Exercise 
  • KNES 363 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport 
  • KNES 364 Clinical Exercise Assessment and Prescription