Ken Knetzger, M.S.
Ken Knetzger, MSMarquette University

Cramer Hall, 215C

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3401

Clinical Assistant Professor

Exercise Science

Ken Knetzger returned to his hometown of Milwaukee in 2006 and began teaching part-time for both the Physical Therapy and Biomedical Sciences departments at Marquette before joining the Program in Exercise Science full-time in 2015. Prior to Marquette, Ken taught in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He also worked as a research exercise physiologist at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC investigating the use of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

He has been involved in testing individuals diverse in age and health status. He has also been consulted by athletes who have competed in the Olympics, Paralympics, Deaflympics, marathons and Ironman triathlons. With a wide range of interests, from local food systems to emerging fields, a unifying theme across Ken’s work is the investigation of conditions for health and the cultivation of curiosity.


  • M.S., Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Individualized Major: Human Biology, Valparaiso University

Courses Taught

  • EXPH 2045/2046: Principles of Human Physiology and Laboratory
  • EXPH 2115/2116: Exercise Physiology and Laboratory
  • EXPH 4189/7189: Nutrition and Exercise Performance
  • Elective topics: nutrition, health theory, health science news literacy