Anthony S. Kaleth


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(317) 278-8439
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IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management - IUPUI
901 W. New York Street, Ste. 250
Indianapolis, IN


  • Ph.D., Clinical Exercise Physiology, Virginia Tech University
  • M.S., Adult Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation, Ball State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Valparaiso University


Dr. Tony Kaleth received his Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Virginia Tech University and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at IUPUI. He holds multiple health/fitness and clinical exercise credentials from the American College of Sports Medicine and has over 18 years experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, health-fitness programming, and conducting research in applied and clinical exercise physiology. The majority of Dr. Kaleth's research and clinical work are in the area of exercise testing and programming, particularly for individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and fibromyalgia.

Courses Taught

  • HPER-P 215 Principles & Practice of Exercise Science
  • HPER-P 374 Basic Electrocardiography for Exercise Science
  • HPER-P 417 Physical Activity and Disease
  • HPER-K 562 Exercise Prescription in Health and Disease
  • HPER-K 563 Cardiac Assessment in Exercise Testing
  • SHRS-K 501 Clinical Medicine for Physician Assistants


  • Kaleth AS. “Exercise and Physical Activity Considerations for Individuals with Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” in Therapeutic Physical Activities for People with Disability, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2015, pp. 105-128.
  • Kaleth AS, Slaven JE, Ang DC. Increasing Steps/Day Predicts Improvement in Physical Function and Pain Interference in Adults with Fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care Res. 2014 Dec;66(12): 1887-94. 
  • Kaleth AS and Bahamonde RE. “Functional Anatomy,” in the American College of Sports Medicine's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th Ed, Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013, pp. 2-31.
  • KL Butner, TA Hargens, AS Kaleth, LE Miller, DR Zedalis, WG Herbert. Association of obstructive sleep apnea severity with exercise capacity and health-related quality of life. North Am J Med Sci, 2013;5:362-6.
  • Hargens TA, Kaleth AS, Edwards ES, and Butner KL. Association Between Sleep Disorders, Obesity and Exercise: A Review. Nat Sci Sleep, 2013:5 27-35.
  • Kaleth AS, Saha CK, Jensen MP, Slaven JE, Ang DC. Moderate-vigorous physical activity improves long-term clinical outcomes without worsening pain in fibromyalgia. Arth Care Res. 2013 Aug;65(8):1211-8.
  • Ang DC, Kaleth AS, Bigatti S, Mazzuca S, Saha C, Hilligoss J, Slaven J. Research to Encourage Exercise for Fibromyalgia (REEF): Use of Motivational Interviewing. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin J Pain. 2013 Apr;29(4):296-304.
  • Hargens TA, Guill SG, Kaleth AS, Nickols-Richardson SM, Miller LE, Zedalis D, Gregg JM, Gwazdauskas F, Herbert WG. Insulin Resistance and Adipose Derived Hormones in Young Men With Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Breath 2013; 17:403–409.
  • Kaleth AS and Kaleth JM. “Demonstrating Functional Outcomes for Health and Fitness,” in the American College of Sports Medicine's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2nd Ed, Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010, pp. 292-300.
  • Ang DC, Kaleth AS, Bigatti S, Mazzuca S, Saha C, Bandy R. Research to Encourage Exercise for Fibromyalgia (REEF): Use of Motivational Interviewing Design and Method. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011; Jan 32 (1); 59-68.
  • Kaleth AS, Ang DC, Chakr R, Tong Y. Validity and reliability of community health activities model program for seniors and short-form international physical activity questionnaire as physical activity assessment tools in patients with fibromyalgia. Disab Rehabil, 2010; 32(5):353-9.        

Research Interests

Exercise testing programming, and evaluation of health outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and fibromyalgia

Honors & Awards

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Program Director
  • ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • ACSM Exercise is Medicine® – Level III
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist