Montana State University

Health & Human Development

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717-3540

Tel: (406) 994-3242
Fax: (406) 994-2013
Location: 218 Herrick Hall

HHD Undergraduate Advising Office

Tel: (406) 994-4001
Fax: (406) 994-6314
Location: 121 Hosaeus PE Complex

Department of Health & Human Development

FCS 371 Research Methods
KIN 320 Exercise Physiology
KIN 322 Kinesiology
KIN 515 Exercise Performance & Nutr


John Seifert, PhD

Associate Professor
Health and Human Performance
Graduate Coordinator, Exercise and Nutrition/Food, Family and Community Health

103E Romney Gym
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3360 | 406.994.7154


Programs and Research Projects

Dr. Seifert teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in exercise science.  His academic training and experiences are grounded in Exercise Physiology.  He spent four years in corporate research and development at the Gatorade Exercise Physiology Laboratory.  He has broad research interests that include downhill skiing, nutritional supplements and exercise performance, cycling performance, and physiological responses to cold exposure.  He has recently published studies involving downhill skiing and muscular fatigue, markers of chronic fatigue in downhill skiing, and the influence of a heat and moisture exchange mask on blood pressure in hypertensive patients during cold exposure.  Future research work of Dr. Seifert and graduate students include the role of carbohydrates and proteins in rehydration, the influence of fitness level in physiological stress during downhill skiing, the change in markers of health and fitness during a season of downhill skiing, power development in ski racers, and the influence of cold air inhalation on pulmonary and cardiac functions in COPD patients.