Jeffrey Buxton

Associate Professor of Exercise Science
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Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2125

Jeffrey Buxton


  • DSc Health Sciences - Human and Sport Performance, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2018
  • M.S. Exercise Science, California University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • B.S. Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Professional Experience, Affiliations & Certifications

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Training/Strength and Conditioning/Program Design
  • Movement Analysis and Corrective Exercise
  • Alternative Training Methods

Research Interests

  • Quadrupedal Movement Training and alternative training methods
  • Breathwork
  • Low carbohydrate high fat diets and performance and health
  • Ketogenic supplements
  • General human and sport performance


  • EXER 230 Introduction to Exercise Science Program Design
  • EXER 307 Exercise Prescription
  • EXER 221 Personal Training
  • EXER 309 Biomechanics
  • EXER 310 Functional Kinesiology
  • EXER 377 Research Methods
  • EXER 407 Research Practicum
  • EXER 402 Certified Exercise Physiologist

Recent Publications

  • Buxton, J., Otwell, C. J., Petit, J., Gwaltney, H., Grabiec, N., Luithle, S., & Prins, P. (2023). The Effects of a Novel Lateral Ankle Strengthening Program in NCAA Division III Football Players. Research Directs in Strength and Performance, 3(1).
  • Buga, A., Crabtree, C. D., Stoner, J. T., Decker, D. D., Robinson, B. T., Kackley, M. L., & Prins, P. J. (2023). Metabolic and ruck performance effects of a novel, light‐weight, energy‐dense ketogenic bar. Experimental Physiology, 108(5), 715-727.
  • Prins, P. J., Noakes, T. D., Buga, A., D’Agostino, D. P., Volek, J. S., Buxton, J. D., ... & Koutnik, A. P. (2023). Low and high carbohydrate isocaloric diets on performance, fat oxidation, glucose and cardiometabolic health in middle-aged males. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10, 1084021.
  • Ault, D. L., Elsey, G. E., Brest, K. W., Wilkinson, P. D., Meola, J. C., Slack, M. A., Prins, P. J., & Gerhart, H. D. Daily Ingestion of a Multi-Strain Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in College-Aged Individuals.
  • Buxton, J. D., Sherman, S. A., Sterrett, M. T., Kannel, K. D., Blanchflower, M. E., Jancay, K. T., & Prins, P. J. (2022). A comparison of the energy demands of quadrupedal movement training to walking. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4, 401.
  • Additional publications can be found on ResearchGate.

Interviews, News, and Media

You might be surprised to know...

I have a fraternal twin brother who looks exactly (well almost) like me…and my wife is a twin! I love the outdoors particularly flyfishing and hunting.