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Clinical Exercise Physiology, Prevention and Wellness

Research conducted in the clinical exercise physiology, prevention and wellness lab has included the following: wellness profiles in undergraduate students during the freshman “transition” year; activity profiles of physical therapy and other graduate students; wellness education for caregivers of elderly parents. The primary focus of this laboratory is to promote evidence-based research regarding the preventive benefits of physical activity in reducing the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Research collaborations for this lab have included several interdisciplinary applications with Dr. Molly Walker, RN, PhD, Dr. Nick Flynn, PhD, Biochemistry, West Texas A&M University, as well as Dr. Thomas Starkey, PhD, LCSW, Program Director and Associate Professor, and Mimi Baugh, RN. Future research emphasis will include collaborative studies with diabetes and exercise. Therapists, nurses, and administrators of local medical facilities are able to collaborate with this lab for data collection in the clinical/patient care environment.

  • Publications

    Weise, S, Schmidt, M, Bradford, J, Nicks, K.  “Self-correction of Deadlift Form with Real-time Visual Feedback”, Accepted for poster presentation at “Texas Physical Therapy Annual Meeting, October, 2016, Fort Worth, TX.

     

    Weise, S, Grobler, N, Smalstig, B.  “High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) vs. Traditional Continuous Training (CT): Testing The Cardiovascular Benefits Across A Wide Age Spectrum- A Pilot Study”; Accepted for poster presentation at: Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, October, 2015, Arlington, TX.

     

    Starkey T, Baugh M, Weise S. “Stress reduction for adult children who are caregivers to their parents”; Accepted for poster presentation at: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 39th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, February, 2013, St. Petersburg, FL.

     

    Weise SD, Hudson-Mcspadden K, Owens S, Meyer S. “Comparison of Physical Activity Parameters in Physical Therapy Students: Clinical versus Didactic Instruction”; Accepted for poster presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, January, 2013, San Diego, CA.

    Weise SD, Jansa C, Williams R, King A, Southall S. Effect of Warm-up on Physiological and Psychological Components in Trained Distance Runners with VO2max Testing; Accepted for poster presentation at: American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, June, 2011, Denver, CO, MSSE, Vol. 43:5 Supplement, p. 864.

     

    Weise SD, Pugh J, Cole S, Amow Ali L, Hudson B, Hairell V, Mendicino S. An Initial Comparison of Physical Activity Parameters for Physical Therapy Students during Didactic versus Clinical Instruction; Accepted for poster presentation at: American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2011, New Orleans, LA.

  • Undergraduate Research

    “Nutritional Profiling of College Students”; Status: inter-disciplinary Carr Student Research project with Biochemistry, Dr. Nick Flynn, PhD; poster presented at Angelo State University at Carr Research Scholar luncheon, April, 2011.

  • Grants

    Awarded Texas Physical Therapy Foundation (TPTF) Grant for the year 2015 – 2016, “A Comparison of Electrical Stimulation Parameters in Postprandial Skeletal Muscle Glucose Uptake”; Status: inter-collegial project with Dr. Floyd Huang, PT, PhD; Amount:$2,200.00.

     

    Awarded Research Enhancement Grant for the year 2013-2014, Angelo State University “Body Composition and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Hispanic and non-Hispanic College Students:  a Longitudinal Study”; Status: inter-collegial project with Dr. You-jou Hung, PT, PhD; Amount:  $2,000.00 (continuation of initial project)

     

    Awarded Research Enhancement Grant for the year 2011-2012, Angelo State University “Child Caregiver Burden”; Status: inter-disciplinary WED Center research project with Nursing, Mimi Baugh, RN, GNP-C, and Social Work, Dr. Thomas Starkey, PhD, LCSW; Amount:  $4,940.00.

               

    Awarded Research Enhancement Grant for the year 2011-2012, Angelo State University “Body Composition and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Hispanic and non-Hispanic College Students:  a Longitudinal Study”; Status: inter-collegial project with Dr. You-jou Hung, PT, PhD; Amount:  $8,223.00.

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