David B. Thorp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Physiology

Dr. Thorp earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His primary area of research prior to arriving at Gonzaga examined how exercise promotes beneficial adaptations in skeletal and cardiac muscle. He started at...

David Thorp

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

M.Sc., University of Western Ontario

B.Sc., University of Guelph

Courses Taught

HPHY 105: Introduction to Human Physiology

HPHY 241/L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

HPHY 242/L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

HPHY 376/L: Exercise Physiology

HPHY 377L: Research in Physiology

HPHY 478: Physiology of Aging

HPHY 489: Advanced Topics: Science in the Media


Dr. Thorp earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His primary area of research prior to arriving at Gonzaga examined how exercise promotes beneficial adaptations in skeletal and cardiac muscle. He started at Gonzaga in 2007 and currently teaches courses primarily in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology and the Physiology of Aging. Dr. Thorp also advises undergraduate research projects in a variety of areas including cardiovascular and respiratory responses during the human dive reflex as well as the effects of exercise on cognitive function and memory.