Matt Laurent is a Ph.D. student in Exercise Science in the College of Education. He was born and reared in Canadian, Texas, a small, rural community. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences in 2003 and a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2005 from West Texas A&M University. In the fall of 2006 he moved to Tuscaloosa to begin working on his PhD in Exercise Science within the Department of Kinesiology. His wife Lindsay is also a graduate student here at UA in the Department of Kinesiology and is nearing completion of her Master’s degree in Sport Management. Matt’s research efforts are aimed at determining the mediating roles of central and peripheral factors on fatigue with respect to their independent and possible synergistic roles during sport and exercise performance. Following completion of his doctoral studies, Matt plans to begin a career as a professor and researcher.
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