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Alissa DeLong

Full-Time Lecturer

Alissa DeLong 319F Porter


Alissa DeLong joined Eastern Michigan University in August 2011 as Part-Time Lecturer in the CHHS School of Health Promotion & Human Performance teaching Human Anatomy and Physiology Courses. In September 2016, Alissa became a Full-Time Lecturer in the same program, continuing to serve multiple student groups, both graduate and undergraduate, within the CHHS including Physician Assistant, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Exercise Science, Athletic Training and Nursing students. In addition to traditional lecturing, Alissa has been involved with the development and implementation of cadaver anatomy courses at EMU. 

Prior to her current appointment, Alissa earned both her BS (2004) and MS (2007) in Exercise Science at The University of Toledo. In that time, she was a student athlete (soccer) and was involved in research (with publications) in the exercise biology laboratories (muscle physiology) while teaching and coordinating courses in the scope of human anatomy and physiology with cadaver emphasis for a similar student group.

Outside of the classroom, Alissa is actively involved in the community with the Miracle League of Northwest Ohio, a non-profit with focus on inclusive athletics for the special needs community. Alissa has been involved with MLNWO for over ten years as a volunteer, coach, and treasurer of the Board of Directors.

Research Interests

Skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise

Honors and Awards

2009: Outstanding Research Presentation, University of Toledo College of Health Science Human Service Research Forum

2009:  Funding of American College of Sports Medicine Doctoral Student Grant Proposal

2006-2007: Graduate Student Researcher of the Year, University of Toledo Department of Kinesiology

2005-2006: Richard L. Bostleman Scholarship recipient, University of Toledo

2003-2004: Undergraduate Student of the Year, University of Toledo Department of Kinesiology

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090