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Recreation and Sport Administration Staff - Travis Esslinger

Travis Esslinger, Ph.D.

Travis Esslinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1019
Phone:  (270) 745-3423
Email:  francis.esslinger@wku.edu
CV:  http://www.wku.edu/krs/documents/travis_esslinger_cv_2017.pdf

Education

PhD: University of Arkansas

MS: Fort Hays State University

BS: Fort Hays State University

Teaching

CHHS 175: University Experience - Health/Human Services

EXS 324: Evaluation of Physical Education (online)

KIN 503: Advanced Motor Learning and Control (online)

KIN 508: Adaptive Physical Education

PE 100: Lifetime Fitness/Wellness

PE 101: PGA Golf

PE 122: Foundations of Kinesiology

PE 220: Skill Progression and Assessment

PE 310: Kinesiology

PE 311: Exercise Physiology

PE 319: Adapted Physical Education

PE 324: Evaluation of Physical Education 

PE 508: Adaptive Physical Education (online)

PE 515: PE/REC Assessment (online)

PEMS 326: Movement Studies Practicum I

PETE 322: Field Experience in PE I

REC 523: Theory of Recreation and Sport (online)

REC/RSA 521: Public Relations in Rec/Sport (online)

REC/RSA 530: Advanced Studies in Recreation (online)

 

 

 

Scholarship

Selected Publications:

Sobrero, G., Arnett, S., Schafer, M., Stone, W., Tolbert, T.A., Sayler-Funk, A., Crandall, J., Farley, L.,

     Brown, J., Lyons, S., Esslinger, T., Esslinger, K., & Maples, J. (2017, April). A comparison of

     high intensity functional training and circuit training on health and performance variables in women:

     A pilot study. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 25 (1), 1-10.

Esslinger, K., Esslinger, T., & Bagshaw, J. (2015, September). Reaching the overlooked student in

     physical education. Strategies, 28 (5), 40-42.

Hoover, D., Killian, C., Judge, L.W., Esslinger, T., & VanWye, W.R. (2015). Predictive validity of a functional

     movement screen in professional basketball players. Ready for submission.

Hoover, D., Esslinger, T., Killian, C., Bourcier, B., Lewis, S., Thomas, J., & Martin, R. (2015). Predictive

     validity of a functional movement screen in a population of recreational runners training for and

     participating in a half-marathon. Ready for submission.

Navalta, J.W., Lyons, T.S., Pereira, G.B., Arnett, S.W., Schafer, M.A., Esslinger, F.T., & Sobrero, G.L.

     (2012, January). Effectiveness of blended instruction utilizing on-line lectures and split classes in

     delivering an applied exercise physiology course. Medical Physiology Online. Available from

     http://medicalphysiologyonline.wordpress.com

Presentations:

Pyle, E., Esslinger, K., Esslinger, T., Hope, S., & Hey, D. (2015, October). Leaving the choir and reaching into the pews. Presented at the PETE/

Sobrero, G., Arnett, S., Schafer, M., Stone, W., Lyons, S., Esslinger, K., Esslinger, T., Crandall, J., & Maples, J. (2014, May). Crossfit vs. resistance training: Effects of a six-week training program on selected performance indicators. Presented at the National ACSM Conference. Orlando, Florida.

Arnett, S., Sobrero, G., Schafer, M., Lyons, S., Navalta, J., Staone, W., Bean, S., Esslinger, T., & Esslinger,

K. (2013, June). Assessment of 1RM strength between crossfit and resistance trained individuals. Presented at the National ACSM Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Schafer, M., Arnett, S., Sobrero, G., Lyons, S., Navalta, J., Stone, W., Bean, S., Esslinger, T., & Esslinger,

K. (2013, June). Evaluation of power in crossfit vs. weight trained individuals. Presented at the National ACSM Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sobrero, G., Schafer, M., Arnett, S., Lyons, S., Navalta, J., Stone, W., Bean, S., Esslinger, T., & Esslinger,

K. (2013, June). Comparison of aerobic and anaerobic power in crossfit and resistance trained individuals. Presented at the National ACSM Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Stone, W., Schafer, M., Sobrero, G., Arnett, S., Lyons, S., Navalta, J., Bean, S., Esslinger, T., & Esslinger, K. (2013, June). Muscular endurance, agility, and flexibility in crossfit vs. weight trained individuals. Presented at the National ACSM Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Esslinger, T., Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., Oliver, G., & Hey, W. (2012). Functional movement: A comparison of the effects of yoga versus strength and conditioning with a core stability program. Presented at the Southern District AAHPERD conference. Orlando, Florida

Service

Topper Orientation Program (TOP), WKU, Bowling Green, KY (4/1/17-8/10/17-8/17/17)

Dugas Community Park, Scottsville/Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2017)

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)/Roller Study, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2017)

Physical Education Content Reviewer for CAEP Accreditation, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2017-Present)

Professional Development Workshop, Owensboro, KY (2/2017)

Call for Abstracts, KAHPERD, Lexington, KY (Fall 2016)

Academic Quality Committee: CHHS Representative, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Fall 2016-Present)

CHHS Advising and retention Workgroup: KRS Representative, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Fall 2016-Present)

Topper Orientation (TOP), WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2016)

Adapted Sports Rollout, Kummer Litle Rec. Center, Bowling Green, KY (4/2016)

Bowling Green Area 5 Special Olympics, Bowling Green, KY (4/2016)

Curriculum Changes - Presented PE program revisal to the Professional Education Council (PEC), WKU, Bowling Green, KY (3/2016)

Honors Thesis (Faculty Mentor/Primary Reader) - Greg Austin (HC), WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2016)

Search Committee Member for the KRS Sport Management Visiting Assistant Professor Position (68774), WKU,   Bowling Green, KY (Spring 2016)

Thesis Committee - Jenna Woosley (RSA), WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Search Committee Member for the KRS Exercise Science Assistant Professor Position (64272), WKU, Bowling     Green, KY (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Call for Abstracts, KAHPERD, Lexington, KY (Fall 2015)

Head for the HIll - Information Fair, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (9/2015)

 

 

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