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Exercise Science Staff - Jason Crandall

Jason Crandall, Ph.D., EP-C

Jason Crandall, Ph.D., EP-C

Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1058
Phone:  (270) 745-2077


Ph.D:  University of Utah

M.A:  University of Northern Colorado

B.S:  Western Kentucky University



EXS 296: Practicum in Exercise Science

EXS 324: Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

EXS 455: Exercise and Aging

EXS 496: Internship in Exercise Science

EXS 498: Capstone Res Exp Exercise Science

KIN 518: Advanced Statistics in Kinesiology

KIN 599: Thesis Research


Selected Publications:

Crandall, K.J. & M. Shake. (2016). A mobile application for improving functional performance and health education in older adults: A pilot study. Journal of Aging Science. 4(2): 1-5.

Crandall, K.J., B. Zagdsuren, M.A. Schafer, & T. S. Lyons. (2016). Static and active workstations for improving workplace physical activity and sitting time. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 4 (2): 20-25, DOI:  10.13189/saj.2016.040202.

K.J. Crandall, K. Steward, & T. Warf. (2016). A mobile application to reduce perceived stress in female undergraduate students. American Journal of Health Studies.  31 (2): 68-73.

Crandall, K. J. & K.I. Steenbergen. (2015). Older adults’ functional performance and health knowledge after a combination exercise, health education, and bingo game. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. October-December: 1-8, DOI: 10.1177/2333721415613201.

Crandall, K.J., C. Fairman, and D. Anderson. (2015). Functional fitness in older adults after a combination multicomponent exercise program and bingo game. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8 (1): 38-48.

Crandall, K.J. (2014). Bingocize®: Successful integration of intergenerational service-learning into an exercise science practicum project. Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education, 6 (2): 1-6.


Dispennette, K., Stevens, L., Machine, T., Clark, B., Neils-Strunjas, J., and Crandall, K.J. Bingocize®: An evidence-based health promotion program for improving functional performance, social engagement, and health knowledge in rural older adult communities. Kentucky Rural Health Association Conference, Bowling Green, KY.; November, 2017.

Taylor, J., Piatt, J. & Crandall, K.J. Bingocize®: An interdisciplinary health promotion program for older adults. American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.; September, 2017. Accepted for Presentation

Crandall, K.J., Bischoff, H., & Davis, J. Bingocize® : A Fun Health Promotion Program to Get your Residents Moving! American Association of Service Coordinators, Orlando, FL.; September, 2017. Accepted for Presentation

Crandall, K.J., Shake, M, & Kratner, L. Bingocize®: An innovative health promotion program to improve physical and mental fitness. University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging Conference, Louisville, KY.; June 12th, 2017.

Shake M., Crandall, K.J., Mathew, R., Makenna, S., Richardson, C., Nunez, K., and Zierten, M. Bingocize®: An Intervention for Older Adults’ Cognition, Functional Performance, and Health Knowledge IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.; July 2017.

Crandall, K.J., Falls, D., Shake, M., Norris, Elizabeth, Arnett, S., Dispennette, K., & Mathews, R. A mobile application for improving gait characteristics in community-dwelling older adults. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.; 2017.

Falls, D., Crandall, K.J., Shake, M., Norris, B., Arnett, S., Mathews, R.P., & Dispennette, K. Efficacy of a mobile application for improving gait performance in community-dwelling older adults. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Greenville, SC; February 2017.


United States Center for Medicare Services Civil Money Penalty Grant; Bingocize®: An evidence-based health promotion program to improve the quality of life of Kentucky certified nursing facility residents. $773,449.00 (Funded) 2017

Owensboro Regional Health Hospital Community Benefit Grant. Bingocize® improves health and quality of life in older adults. $36,677.00 (Funded) 2017

National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15; Bingocize®: A Novel Mobile Application to Help Maintain or Improve Older Adults' Health, Function, and Cognition. $471,398.00 (In Review) 2017

Kentucky NSF EPSCoR – Research Startup Support grant (RSS) Investigators: Lee Winchester (PI), K. Jason Crandall (Senior Personnel). The Efficacy of Intermittent Blood Flow Restriction Walk Training for Enhancement of Function and Physiological Health in the Older Adult Population. $63,440.00. (In Review)

Ergotron Inc. Evaluation of sit-stand desktop workstations in the workplace$25,000.00 (Funded) 2016

Retirement Research Foundation Grant. Efficacy of a mobile application for improving older adults' health, function, and cognition. $94,682.00 (Funded) 2015

National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Direct to Phase II Grant (R44) $881,75 (Not Funded) 2015

Kentucky Science adn Technology Corporation Kentucky Commercialization Fund Grant $74,860.00 (Funded) 2014


University and School Service:

Member WKU School of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Director search committee (2017)

Member WKU Intellectual Property Committee (2015-Present)

Judge for WKU Student Research Conference (2014-2016)

Member WKU Exercise Science faculty search committees (2014-2016)

Faculty Sponsor WKU Exercise Science Club (2014-2016)

Member WKU Exercise Science student awards committee (2014)

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