Date of Award


Degree Name

Exercise Science


College of Health Professions

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Jeff Chandler

Second Advisor

Jeneifer Mak

Third Advisor

Eric Arnold


The effect of exercise intensity on excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) was determined in18 to 30 year old apparently healthy individuals. Subjects participated in 3 different exercise sessions; aerobic exercise, interval exercise (IE) and high intensity interval exercise (HIIE), on separate days. EPOC was measured one hour after each exercise while subjects were in supine position. ANOVA with repeated measurements was used to assess differences. The mean values (± SEM) for EPOC of aerobic exercise, IE and HIIE were 2.106(± 0.219), 2.846 (± 0.309) and 4.969 (± 0.522) l·hour -1. There was no significant difference (p < 0.05) between mean EPOC of aerobic exercise and IE, however, a significant difference (p < 0.05) was found in mean EPOC of HIIE when it was compared with both aerobic exercise and IE. These data suggest that exercise intensity has a significant effect on EPOC.


Physical education and training.

Aerobic exercises.

Exercise - Physiological aspects.