E. Todd Schroeder, PhD

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Dr. Schroeder earned a BS in Human Physiology from the University of California at Davis, followed by an MA in Sport Sciences from the University of the Pacific and a PhD in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and currently serves as director of USC’s Clinical Exercise Research Center.

Dr. Schroeder is interested in the aging process, particularly health complications relating to the loss of muscle mass in older adults. His academic work has focused on improving patients’ quality of life and movement through increasing their muscle mass and strength —  namely, with anabolic interventions (androgen therapy and resistance training). Dr. Schroeder is also interested in eccentric resistance exercise and its implications on rehabilitation for older adults.


  • University of Southern California, Department of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003
  • University of Southern California, PhD in Biokinesiology, 2000
  • University of the Pacific, MA in Sport Sciences, 1996
  • University of California at Davis, BS in Human Physiology, 1992

To learn more about Dr. Schroeder’s work with USC, please visit this page.