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Exercise Science Staff - Mark Schafer

Mark Schafer, Ph.D., CEP, CSCS

Mark Schafer, Ph.D., CEP, CSCS

Associate Professor/Program Coordinator in Exercise Science & Kinesiology (M.S.)

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1059
Phone:  (270) 745-5857
Email:  mark.schafer@wku.edu
CV:  https://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/mark_schafer_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: University of Pittsburgh

M.S.: Ohio University

B.S.: Ohio University

 

 

 

 

Teaching

EXS 223: Health Related Fitness - Exercise Science

EXS 296: Practicum in Exercise Science

EXS 412 Exercise Testing & Prescription 

EXS 420 Clinical Exercise Physiology

EXS 496: Internship in Exercise Science

EXS 498: Capstone Res Exp Exercise Science

KIN 501: Research Methods Kinesiology

KIN 514 Lab Methods in Exercise Physiology

KIN 522 Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription

KIN 523 Seminar in Exercise Physiology

KIN 600: Maintain Matriculation

 

Scholarship

Selected Publications:

Schafer M.A., Kell H, Navalta J.W., Tibana R, Lyons T.S., and Arnett S.A.  (2014) Effects of a Simulated Tennis Match on Lymphocyte Subset Measurements.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 85, 90-96.

Schafer, M.A., Goss, F.L., Robertson, R.J., Nagle-Stilley, E.F., and Kim, K. (2013). Intensity selection and regulation using the OMNI scale of perceived exertion during intermittent exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 38, 960–966.

Schafer, M.A., Robertson, R.J., Thekkada, S.J., Gallagher, M., Hunt, S.E., Goss, F.L., and Aaron, D.J. (2013). Validation of the OMNI RPE Seven Day Exertional Recall Questionnaire. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 84, 363–372.

Navalta, J.W., Lyons, S., Prestes, J., Arnett, S.W., Schafer, M., Sobrero, G.L. Exercise intensity and lymphocyte subset apoptosis. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2013; 34(3), p. 268-273.

Navalta J, Lyons T, Pereira G, Arnett SW, Schafer M, Esslinger F, and Sobrero G. Effectiveness of blended instruction utilizing on-line lectures and split classes in delivering an applied exercise physiology course. Medical Physiology Online 2012; published Jan 14, 2012 available from http://medicalphysiologyonline.wordpress.com

Friedman R, Navalta J, Fedor E, Kell H, Lyons T, Arnett S, and Schafer M. Repeated High-Intensity Wingate Cycle Bouts Influence Lymphocyte Migration but not Apoptosis.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2012; 37(2):241-6.

Gallagher M, Robertson R, Nagle F, Goss F, Schafer M, Hostler D, and Suyama J. Development of a Perceptual Hyperthermia Index to Evaluate Heat Strain during Treadmill Exercise.  Euorpean Journal of Applied Physiology. 2012; 112(6): 2025-2034.   

Presentations:

Schafer, Mark A.; Hoover, Donald L.; Wright, Jason; Reese, Melissa; Crandall, K Jason; Olenick, Alyssa; Brown, Josh. Effect Of Sitting, Standing, And Walking Upon Physiological Measures During A Traditional College Lecture. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5S):928, May 2016.

Olenick, Alyssa; Jason, Crandall; Schafer, Mark A.; Battogtokh, Zagdsuren; Lyons, Scott T.; Brown, Joshua; Falls, Dustin. Workstations To Increase Workplace Physical Activity And Reduce Sitting Time. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5S):137, May 2016.

Joshua Brown, Battogtokh Zagdsuren, K. Jason Crandall, Mark A. Schafer, T. Scott Lyons,

Dustin Falls, and Alyssa Olenick. (2016) Workstations to increase workplace physical activity and reduce siting time: A pilot study. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, Greenville, SC.

Perkins, B., Schafer, M.A., Hoover, D. Preparing a Student with Paraplegia for Health Fitness Specialist Certification: Functional Capacity Evaluation and Accommodation. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5).

Zagdsuren, B., Sobrero, G.L., Inman, C., Stone, W., Arnett, S. W., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Maples, J., Crandall, J., & Callahan, Z. Crossfit Vs. Circuit-training: Effects Of A Ten-week Training Program On Aerobic, Anaerobic And Flexibility Indicators. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5).

Sobrero, G.L., Inman, C., Stone, W., Zagdsuren, B., Arnett, S. W., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Maples, J., Crandall, J., & Callahan, Z. Crossfit Vs. Circuit-trained Individuals: Effects Of A Ten-week Training Program On Body Composition And Bone Mineral Density. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5).

Brown, J.T., Sobrero, G.L., Inman, C., Stone, W., Zagdsuren, B., Arnett, S. W., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Maples, J., Crandall, J., & Callahan, Z. Crossfit Vs. Circuit-trained Individuals: Effects Of A Ten-week Training Program On Muscular Strength And Endurance. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5).

Wessel, P., Sobrero, G.L., Inman, C., Stone, W., Zagdsuren, B., Arnett, S. W., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Maples, J., Crandall, J., & Callahan, Z. Crossfit Vs. Circuit-trained Individuals: Effects Of A 10-week Training Program On Power. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5).

Norris B, McMullen RS, Weatherholt WT, Arnett SW, Judge LW, Schafer MA, Hoover DL. Cross-country cycling does not significantly affect bone mineral density measures. J Strength Cond Res; 2015: 29(S): In press.

Judge LW, Bellar DM, Norris B, McMullen RS, Weatherholt WT, Arnett SA, Schafer MA, Hoover DL. Novice cyclists show improved aerobic fitness measures following ride across United States. J Strength Cond Res; 2015: 29(S): In press.

Arnett SW, Norris B, Weatherholt WT, McMullen RS, Judge LW, Schafer MA, Hoover DL. Ratings of perceived exertion lessened following bike ride across America. J Strength Cond Res; 2015: 29(S): In press. Weatherholt WT, McMullen RS, Inman CF, Schafer MA, Hoover DL. Bone mineral density not significantly changed by cycling across the United States. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5): S622.

McMullen RS, Weatherholt WT, Inman CF, Schafer MA, Hoover DL. VO2 Max and time to volitional failure improved following bike ride across the United States. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2015: 47(5): S884.

Schafer MA, Sobrero GL, Arnett SW, Lyons TS, Navalta JW, Stone WJ, Bean SD, Crandall J, Maples J, Hoover DL. Performance indicators in ROTC cadets After 12 weeks of training that included CrossFit. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2014. 46(5): S93.

Gina L. Sobrero, Scott Arnett, Mark Schafer, Whitley Stone, Scott Lyons, Keri Esslinger, Travis Esslinger, Jason Crandall, Jill Maples. Crossfit Vs. Resistance-training: Effects Of A Six-week Training Program On Selected Performance Indicators. Med Sci Sports Exer. 2014. 46(5): G29.

Grants/Scholarships:

Owensboro Health Hospital Grant. Co-PI. $36,827.00

National Science Foundation: Major Research Instrumentation grant, NSF, January 2017 (submitted for review) $315,357.00. Philips EPIQ 7G 3D ultrasound imaging system. Co-Author.

Ergotron – Standing workstations. A grant of 60 workstations for IRB approved investigation. 2016-2017 College of Health and Human Services Research Grant, Western Kentucky University, Spring 2013 - $3,000

Western Kentucky University, RCAP II Award #: 13-8003. Fall 2012 - $8,000.00.

Service

Exercise Science Program Coordinator (2013-Present)

Kinesiology Program Coordinator (2014-Present)

Exercise Science webpage coordinator. Update and maintain program website (2012-Present)

Faculty Advisor and founder of the Exercise Science Club (2008-2015)

Faculty Advisor for the Run Club (2012-2014)

Faculty Advisor for the WKU Hillbomber's Longboard Club (2012-2013)

Faculty Senate, Senate Representative (2008-2011)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Sentate Representative (2009-2010)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Sentate Representative Alternate (2010-2011)

Buildings and space committee, Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport representative (2011-Present)

Master Advisor Certificate (MAC) (2010)

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine abstract reviewer (2010, 2012 & 2013)

Southeast American College of Sports Medicine presentation chair (2010 & 2012)

Body composition assessment for Western Kentucky University's Volleyball team (2008, 2011, 20121 & 2013)

Academic Transitions Program (ATP)/TOP advising (2008-Present)

Spirit Masters (2008-2013)

Majors and Minors Fair (2008-2013)

REACH week judge for poster presentations (2016)

CHHS academic complaint committee (2016)

CHHS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2017-Present)

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