Department of Movement Science
Ross Sherman, Ph.D., M.Sc.,
Associate Professor, Exercise Science Coordinator
Phone: (616) 331-8608
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm
1998- B.Sc. University of Sunderland- ‘Validity and reliability of the V-slope technique to detect physiological training effects in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’
2000- M.Sc. Loughborough University- ‘Influence of heat acclimation and prolonged high-intensity intermittent shuttle running on skill performance in female field-hockey players’
2004 -Ph.D. University of Bath- ‘Influence of altered thermoregulatory strain and squash-specific intermittent exercise on complex motor skill’
MOV 304: Physiology of Activity
MOV 321: Exercise Testing Lab
MOV 365: Clinical Exercise Physiology
MOV 420: Lab Practicum in Exercise Science
Conference attendance – Midwest Chapter of ACSM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN – October 2010 (Undergraduate research student Matthew Wittbrodt was presented with the Outstanding Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award).
Manuscript reviewer – Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, European Journal of Applied Physiology, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, International Journal of Sports Medicine, British Journal of Sports Medicine.
‘The effect of soccer-specific intermittent exercise and hand cooling on physiological function, thermoregulatory demand and skill performance’
This is a collaborative project with Dr. Nick Gant from University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is being supported by AVAcore Technologies, Inc.
‘The effect of immediate post-exercise, short-term, lower limb water immersion on muscle damage and recovery of muscle function following an acute bout of eccentric exercise’
This is a collaborative project with Dr. Debra Burg from the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences at GVSU, Dr. Chris Cheatham from Western Michigan University, MI, and Dr. Stephen Cheung from Brock University, Canada.
‘Exploring the health behaviours of young adults during the transition from school to University: a cross-cultural comparison’
This is a collaborative project with Dr. Ann-Marie Knowles and Dr. Chris Easton from Kingston University, UK, and Dr. Chris Beaudoin from the Dept. of Movement Science at GVSU.
Collaborate with me on Grand Scholar
- McNaughton, L.R., Sherman, R.A., Roberts, S. and Bentley, D.J. (2004). Portable gas analyser Cosmed K4b2 compared to a laboratory based mass spectrometer system. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 45, 315-323.
Buck, K., McNaughton, L., Sherman, R.A., Bentley, D.J. and Batterham, A.M. (2001). Physiological response to treadmill walking in water at different temperatures. Sports Medicine, Training and Rehabilitation, 10, 105-122.
- Impact on physiological and thermoregulatory responses and skill performance of whole body pre-cooling prior to squash-specific intermittent exercise in normal and thermally stressful conditions.
- Current hydration practices, physiological responses and changes in body mass of female college soccer players during pre-season two-a-day practice.
- Reliability and validity of a hand-held osmometer to determine urine osmolality.
Recent Conference Presentations/Attendance
- Sherman, R.A., Wittbrodt*, M.T., LeBar*, D.K. and Batterham, A.M. Hydration strategies, physiological responses and changes in body mass during pre-season soccer two a-days. American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, June 2011.
- Sherman, R.A. and Goodman, J. Analysis of Performance Variables in Professional Football: English Premier League 2006-2010. Invited oral presentation, 1st Science and Football Conference, London, UK, March 2011.
Sherman, R.A., Knipper*, S.E. and Batterham, A.M. Reliability and validity of a hand-held osmometer to determine urine osmolality. Thematic poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2009.
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