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Oklahoma State University

Applied Exercise Science Faculty

Dr. Jason DeFreitasDr. Jason M. DeFreitas
Assistant Professor

Department of Health and Human Performance
Oklahoma State University
188 Colvin Recreation Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9935
jason.defreitas@okstate.edu

 

Research Interests: Non-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function, Motor unit behavior in humans, Neural adaptions to strength training, Proprioception, and its effects on motor function, Motor deficits related to aging or disease
 

Dr. Bert JacobsonDr. Bert Jacobson
Regents Professor

Seretean Endowed Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance
Oklahoma State University
180 Colvin Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-2025
bert.jacobson@okstate.edu
 

Research Interests: Ergogenic aids, Muscle strength and endurance, Exercise testing, Fall Prevention
 

Dr. Nate JenkinsNathaniel D.M. Jenkins, Ph.D., CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D
Assistant Professor
Department of Health & Human Performance
Co-Director, Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory
Oklahoma State University
187 Colvin Recreation Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-9315
nathaniel.jenkins@okstate.edu

 

Research InterestsNon-invasive assessment of neuromuscular function and motor unit behavior; acute and chronic neuromuscular responses to resistance training; the effects of age on neuromuscular function; and the effects of nutrition and dietary supplementation on health and human performance across the age-span.

 

Dr. Douglas SmithDr. Douglas B. Smith
Associate Professor

Program Director for the Health and Human Performance Department
Graduate Coordinator for Health and Human Performance Department
Department of Health and Human Performance
Oklahoma State University
199A Colvin Recreation Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5500
doug.smith@okstate.edu

Research Interests: Neuromuscular function, Performance changes following training interventions, Changes in neuromuscular function across the lifespan, Balance and fall prevention