- M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology, James Madison University, 2014
B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, The College of William and Mary, 2011
- Clinical/special populations and exercise
Obstructive sleep apnea and heart rate variability
Sedentary populations, cardiovascular disease and physical activity
Courtney Sutton is a clinical instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. She earned her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health sciences from The College of William and Mary and her master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology from James Madison University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including cardiac rehabilitation at Emory University; outpatient physical therapy practices in Colonial Heights and Williamsburg, Va.; and inpatient physical therapy at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, Va. She has also worked in the fields of corporate wellness and recreation therapy.
Sutton’s research has focused on heart rate variability in obstructive sleep apnea patients during steady-state exercise. She also collected research on balance in the elderly using the Nintendo Wii. She is interested in clinical populations and exercise and helping sedentary populations become more physically active. Sutton is currently working on publishing her research about heart rate variability in obstructive sleep apnea populations.