Center for Sport Sciences
Matthew Bliss is the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Wilmington College. Matt earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Nutrition and Nutrition & Dietetics at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at Kent State University. While earning his degrees at Kent State he received a Graduate Assistantship. His dissertation focused on cardiovascular responses and cerebral oxygenation between fit and unfit males during exposure to hypoxia.
Prior to coming to Wilmington Matt was an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M – Kingsville. While at Kingsville he taught courses such as Introduction to Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Environmental Exercise Physiology, and Exercise and Chronic Diseases. Matt also mentored students in research projects relating to myofascial release and high-intensity interval exercise.
Matt’s research interests include physiological responses to physical activity in extreme environments, effects of caffeine on performance, and ergogenic aids.
Matt enjoys spending time in the outdoors and avid archery hunter. He likes tinkering at his reloading bench and also participating in long-range PRS matches.
Matt lives in Wilmington with his wife, Amber, along with their 4 legged children (Ellie, Barret, Rikky, and Ralphie).