She holds a degree in exercise physiology but had never used it.
There is even a trainer with a degree in exercise physiology to guide him through his workouts.
His brother, Ed, 25, is a senior at the same school studying exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation.
"Our mission is to seek out brilliant young minds in the area of exercise physiology," Schwartz said.
For general information about the effects of physical exercise on human body and the physiological processes involved, see exercise physiology.
He graduated in 1995 with a degree in exercise physiology and continued to improve on the track.
In September 2006, evolutionary biology, along with exercise physiology, were added to the list of eligible majors.
Noakes is also well known for challenging common and old paradigms in the discipline of exercise physiology.
The first year program focuses on personal physical fitness: theory of exercise physiology, nutrition, training principles and injury prevention.
He has a degree in sports management and his wife, Lisa, has one in exercise physiology.