Associate Professor

Patrick Wilson

NORFOLK, 23529

Patrick B. Wilson, an associate professor in exercise science, earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 2014, where he also took substantial coursework and received training in the areas of public health and epidemiology. Prior to earning his doctorate, he spent a year at the Mayo Clinic gaining expertise in the realms of clinical and community nutrition. He has a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics and is credentialed as a Registered Dietitian. Dr. Wilson’s research interests include: 1) enhancement of sport performance through changes in diet and supplementation; 2) the management of gut symptoms during exercise; 3) the assessment of hydration status; and 4) the relationships between lifestyle behaviors and the auto-immune disease psoriasis.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, (2014)

Registered Dietitian
Sponsoring Organization: Commission on Dietetic Registration
Date Obtained: 2009-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Wilson, P. "IMP of Psoriasis on Physical Activity: Evaluation of Barriers and Percptl and Physiolgcl Res" $18,015. Old Dominion University. August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2018
Van Voorhees, A. and Wilson, P. "The potential impact of psoriasis on physical activity: a comprehensive evaluation of potential barriers as well as perceptual and physiological responses" $75,000. Other. August 2017 - July 2018


Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Exercise Physiology
Endurance Competition
Public Health

Research Interests

Sport and exercise nutrition, exercise physiology, endurance competition, and public health as it relates to physical activity and nutrition.


Wilson, P. (2018). Effects of pre-exercise sucrose ingestion on thermoregulatory responses to near-maximal 5-km running. Journal of Thermal Biology 77 , pp. 62-66.
Wilson, P. (2018). Perceived life stress and anxiety correlate with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in runners. Journal of Sports Sciences 36 (15) , pp. 1713-1719.
Wilson, P. (2017). Frequency of chronic gastrointestinal distress in runners: validity and reliability of a retrospective questionnaire. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 27 (4) , pp. 370-376.
Wilson, P. (2017). Prevalence of weight loss attempts and behaviors used by individuals with psoriasis in the United States population. The Journal of Dermatological Treatment 28 (6) , pp. 515-519.
Madrigal, L. and Wilson, P. (2017). Salivary hormone and anxiety responses to free throw shooting competition in collegiate female basketball players. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology 11 (3) , pp. 240-253.
Fitzgerald, J. S., Leitch, B. A., Wilson, P., Walch, T. J., Short, S. E., Ufholz, K. and Roemmich, J. N. (2017). Vitamin D awareness and intake in collegiate athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 49 (5) , pp. 100.
Wilson, P. and Madrigal, L. (2016). Associations between whole blood and dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in collegiate athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 26 (6) , pp. 497-505.
Wilson, P. (2016). Dietary and non-dietary correlates of gastrointestinal distress during the cycle and run of a triathlon. European Journal of Sport Science 16 (4) , pp. 448-454.
Wilson, P. (2016). Does carbohydrate intake during endurance running improve performance? A critical review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30 (12) , pp. 3539-3559.
Wilson, P., Fitzgerald, J., Rhodes, G., Lundstrom, C. and Ingraham, S. (2015). Effectiveness of ginger root (Zingiber officinale) on running-induced muscle soreness and function: a pilot study. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training 20 , pp. 44-50.
Wilson, P. (2015). Ginger (Zingiber officinale) as an analgesic and ergogenic aid in sport: a systemic review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 29 (10) , pp. 2980-2995.
Wilson, P. and Ingraham, S. (2015). Glucose-fructose likely improves gastrointestinal comfort and endurance running performance relative to glucose-only. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25 (6) , pp. e613-620.
Wilson, P., Rhodes, G. and Ingraham, S. (2015). Saccharide composition of carbohydrates consumed during an ultra-endurance triathlon. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 34 (6) , pp. 497-506.
Wilson, P., Bohjanen, K., Ingraham, S. and Leon, A. (2012). Psoriasis and physical activity: a review. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 26 (11) , pp. 1345-1353.


Wilson, P. ( 2017). Anxiety and stress predict gastrointestinal symptoms during one month of running Poster ACSM Annual Meeting Denver, CO.
Fitzgerald, J. and Wilson, P. ( 2017). Dietary predictors of testosterone levels in men Oral Presentation College Research Council Research Fair Grand Forks, ND.
Wilson, P. and Madrigal, L. ( 2016). Omega-3 fatty acid levels among collegiate athletes: associations with general and sport anxiety Oral Presentation ACSM Annual Meeting Boston, MA.
Wilson, P. ( 2016). Ginger supplementation in sport: benefits, pitfalls, and future directions Lecture ISSN Annual Meeting Clearwater Beach, FL.
Wilson, P. and Ingraham, S. ( 2015). The effects of glucose-fructose versus glucose-only on stride characteristics during prolonged running Poster ACSM Annual Meeting San Diego, CA.
Tholen, J., Wilson, P., Rhodes, G. and Ingraham, S. ( 2014). Associations between pre-race diet and GI distress in competitive triathletes Poster ACSM Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.
Fitzgerald, J., Wilson, P., Lundstrom, C. and Rhodes, G. ( 2014). Effect of a high-volume training run on jumping mechanography variables Oral Presentation ACSM Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.
Rhodes, G., Wilson, P. and Ingraham, S. ( 2014). Pre-race dietary tendencies do not predict race performance during a Half-Ironman distance triathlon Poster ACSM Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.
Wilson, P., Rhodes, G., Lundstrom, C., Betker, M., Fitzgerald, J. and Ingraham, S. ( 2014). The validity of self-reported fluid intake during the run of a Half Ironman Poster ACSM Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.
Wilson, P., Fitzgerald, J. and Ingraham, S. ( 2013). Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and cardiorespiratory fitness in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Poster ACSM Annual Meeting Indianapolis, IN.
Wilson, P. ( 2013). Carbohydrate during endurance sport: what can we really recommend to athletes? Oral Presentation UM Strength and Conditioning Clinic Minneapolis, MN.
Wilson, P. and Quast, R. ( 2008). The effect of aerobic conditioning versus resistance training on resting metabolic rate Poster MSU Undergraduate Research Conference Mankato, MN.
  • 2013: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • 2013: Elmer and Olga Hauge Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • 2009: Dietetic Internship Student Graduation Speaker, Mayo Clinic
  • 2008: American Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship , Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2007: Marie Bruce Organizational Leadership Scholarship , Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • 2007: Minnesota Dietetic Association Presidents Leadership Scholarship, Minnesota Dietetic Association