Please join us for teaching demonstrations by candidates applying for non-tenure-track assistant/associate/full teaching professorships in CNHP’s Department of Health Sciences.
These demonstrations are part of the candidate interview process.
Wednesday, June 23
Travis Pollen, PhD
Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise
- Describe the three classes of musculoskeletal lever.
- Identify the moment arms in resistance exercises and estimate mechanical advantage.
- Differentiate between the three types of muscle contractions.
For a copy of Dr. Pollen’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.
Stephen Samendinger, PhD
Research Methodology: Design Schemes
- Define research methodology.
- List the elements of methodology.
- Demonstrate the use of schematics for selected research designs.
- Describe the type of analysis for common research designs.
- Differentiate types of research study designs.
For a copy of Dr. Samendinger’s CV, please email Anne Dower, PhD.
Ronald Snarr, PhD, EP-C, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, TSAC-F*D
- Examine the prevalence of dietary supplement use and who is taking these products.
- Discuss three of the most common dietary supplements (i.e., pre-workout, protein, fat-burners) and the research regarding their efficacy.
- Assess the safety of dietary supplements and who is allowed by law to give advice on supplements.
For a copy of Dr. Snarr’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.
Friday, June 25
Erica Chirico, PhD
Thermoregulatory Adaptations to Exercise
- Understand the factors that contribute to heat gain and loss.
- Describe the role of the circulatory system in maintaining temperature.
- Explain the process of fluid loss and the consequences of dehydration on physiology and performance.
- Understand the volume and electrolyte components of a rehydration solution to restore fluid and electrolyte balance.
For a copy of Dr. Chirico’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Steven Vitti, PhD
Cardiopulmonary Responses to Acute Submaximal Exercise
- Define VO2 and state the factors used to calculate it.
- Describe how heart rate, stroke volume, and cardiac output change from rest to exercise.
- Explain the changes in ventilation that occur during the different phases of oxygen uptake kinetics.
For a copy of Dr. Vitti’s CV, please email Mary Flynn, PhD.
Wei Li, PhD
Skeletal Muscle Contraction
- Identify different types of muscle.
- Relate neuromuscular junction and excitation-contraction coupling.
- Sketch the structure of sarcomere, thin and thick filament.
- Articulate the molecular mechanism of muscle contraction and relaxation.
- Explain sliding filament mechanism theory.
Differentiate isotonic and isometric muscle contractions.
For a copy of Dr. Li’s CV, please email Michael Bruneau Jr., PhD.