Skip to Main Content

See our latest COVID-19 updates.

College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

About Us

Kate Early, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Kate Early

Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Office: Health and Wellness Center 208
Phone: 706-507-8295


Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University

M.A. in Exercise Science, Central Michigan University

B.S. in Biochemistry, Central Michigan University

Specialty Area

Cardiovascular physiology, Hydration, Environmental physiology


Dr. Kate Early is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University. In her graduate training, Kate focused on physiologic responses and markers of hydration in athletes and diseased populations to environmental stress.Kate's research interests focus on cardiovascular responses to exercise using interventions such as hot environments and hydration. In addition, she is interested in cardiovascular disease risk factors and gender and racial gender and race.

Selected Publications:

Sutton E, Beyl R, Early K, Cefalu A, Ravussin E, Peterson C. Early time-restricted feeding improves insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and oxidative stress in humans, even in the absence of weight loss. (2018).Cell Metabolism.27(6): 1212-1221.

Early K, Theall B, Lemoine N, Harrell B, Earnest C, Johannsen N. Free-living, chronic dehydration and cardiovascular response to exercise in a heated environment. (2018).Physiological Reports. 6(8):e13672.

Early K, Stewart A, Johannsen N, Lavie C, Thomas J, Welsch M. The effects of exercise training on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation: a meta-analysis. (2017).J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 37(3):77-89.

Courses Taught

EXSC 4131 Exercise Physiology

EXSC 4133 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

EXSC 4135 Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

EXSC 6116 Environmental Stressors and Exercise

EXSC 6135 Data Analysis