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Gregory Palevo, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-864-1530

Office: Convocation Center, 010, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Exercise, Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation


Dr. Palevo’s passion for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise is a lifelong personal and career endeavor.  He received his master of science in prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular health from George Williams College, Downers Grove, Illinois in 1986 and then, over the next 20 years, developed comprehensive cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in hospital and healthcare settings nationwide.  Dr. Palevo completed his Ph.D. in exercise physiology in 2006 at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and published his clinical trial on Strength Training in Stable Heart Failure Patients, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 2009;29:294-298.

Currently, Dr. Palevo is an associate professor of exercise science at the University of North Georgia and continues to pursue his research interests in heart failure patients, studying the effects of nitric oxide and exercise.  Dr. Palevo is a competitive cyclist and races in the Category 4 Masters level.  Regardless of the weather, you will find him biking, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors most days.

Courses Taught

  • KINS 4450 – Exercise Physiology
  • KINS 4420 – Research Methods
  • KINS 3380 – Exercise Testing & Prescription Lecture
  • KINS 3380L – Exercise Testing & Prescription Lab
  • KINS 3305 – Nutrition for Performance


  • Ph.D., Exercise Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Palevo’s research interests include sports nutrition and cardiac rehabilitation.


Palevo, Gregory, Steven Keteyian, Minsoo Kang, Jennifer L. Caputo, 2009. Resistance Exercise Training Improves Heart Function and Physical Fitness in Stable Patients With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Prevention, September/October 2009, (29)5:294-298.

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