Dr. Daniel Newmire

Dr. Daniel Newmire

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology

Island Hall 371

(361) 825-3693


Daniel Newmire received his PhD in Exercise Physiology with a sub-emphasis in Nutritional Sciences from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX.  He received his MS degree from Life University in Marietta, GA., and lastly his BA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.  His dissertation researched the effects of L-Leucine and L-Isoleucine on glycemic responses in healthy, inactive adults with the goal to elaborate the regulation of these amino acids on gut hormones GIP and GLP-1 and how they may possibly independently influence skeletal muscle uptake of glucose.  In the future, his passion is to further explore human skeletal muscle biology and physiology related to treatment factors such as resistance training and nutrition to investigate how they may positively influence metabolism in aging and diabetic populations to promote health, vitality, and longevity. 

  • Assistant Professor
  • KINE 2312 - Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 2375 - Nutrition for Human Performance
  • KINE 4311 - Measurement and Evaluation
  • KINE 4312 - Exercise Physiology

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  • Ph.D. - Kinesiology, Texas Woman’s University. (Concentration in Exercise Physiology, Doctoral Minor in Nutritional Sciences)
  • MS - Exercise and Sport Science, Life University
  • BA - Health and Sport Studies, University of Iowa (Minor in Exercise Science)

Newmire, D. (2016). The Acute Effects of L-Leucine and L-Isoleucine on Glycemic Responses in Healthy, Inactive Adults . (Doctoral dissertation.) Texas Women's University, Denton, TX.

  • American Red Cross Basic life support, CPR (2017)
  • Phlebotomy Certified, Central Texas Phlebotomy Institute, LLC (#2014040306)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (#201175668)
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) from International Society of Sports Nutrition ISSN
  • Primary interest: The effects of acute resistance exercise or training, nutritional factors on skeletal muscle adaptations, body compositional changes, myogenic, intramuscular cellular signaling, and intramuscular substrate kinetics.
  • Secondary interest: The effect of environmental conditions such as post-resistance exercise heat stress on skeletal muscle damage and repair, endocrine hormones, glucose and amino acid metabolism in skeletal muscle in aging adults, Type 2 Diabetics, and normal, healthy persons. The primary outcomes are investigating therapeutic modalities to minimize skeletal muscle mass loss (sarcopenia) and to improve skeletal muscle adaptations in special populations.