George, James

Exercise Sciences

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228A  SFH
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8778

Associate Professor

 Biography
Passion: Functional fitness assessment and training, pain-free living, daily learning, expanding understanding, application of knowledge; Education: Arizona State University, PhD (Exercise and Wellness Education); Certifications: Egoscue postural specialist, functional movement screen (FMS) specialist, NASM certified personal trainer, ACSM health fitness specialist, etc.; Current affiliations: NASM, ACSM; Address: 228A SFH, Department of Exercise Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo UT 84602; Phone: 801-422-8778
 Teaching Interests
Functional exercise, core training, muscle actions, planes of motion, muscle function, muscle balance, posture, movement compensations, cardiorespiratory training, flexibility/mobility training, resistance training, resistance training program design, body composition, nutrition, balance training, plyometric training, SAQ training, exercise modalities, periodization training, movement/performance assessments
 Research Interests
Functional fitness assessment and exercise training; exercise modalities that promote pain-free living; gait analysis and intervention; golf biomechanics.
 Courses Taught

Summer 2017
  • EXSC 399R: Exercise & Wellness Internship Section 004
Spring 2017
  • EXSC 385: Personal Training Strategies Section 001
  • EXSC 399R: Exercise & Wellness Internship Section 004
  • STAC 131: Golf, Beginning Section 004
Winter 2017
  • EXSC 385: Personal Training Strategies Section 001, 002
  • EXSC 399R: Exercise & Wellness Internship Section 004
  • STAC 125: Flexibility/Functional Fitness Section 007
  • STAC 132: Golf, Intermediate Section 003
Fall 2016
  • EXSC 385: Personal Training Strategies Section 001, 002
  • EXSC 399R: Exercise & Wellness Internship Section 004
  • STAC 125: Flexibility/Functional Fitness Section 008
  • STAC 132: Golf, Intermediate Section 003

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hager RL, George JD, LeCheminant JD, Bailey BW, Vincent WJ. 2012. Evaluation of a university general education health and wellness course delivered by classroom lecture or online. American Journal of Health Promotion. 26(15):263-269.

Abstract

Hager RL, Stites A, Parcell AC, Hunter I, Allsen PE, George JD. 2011. Comparison Of The Effects of High-resistance Cycle Training and Leg Press on Wingate Anaerobic Test, Strength, and Time-trial Performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 43(5):798.

Presentations

Myrer JW, Johnson AW, Hager RL, George JD, Mortensen BB, Fulton S, Fellingham GW. The Egoscue Method’s Effect on Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain and Functional Disability. Annual Meeting of American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016 .

Vehrs PR, George JD, Hager RL, Vehrs Z. Functional Movement Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies. SWACSM Annual Conference. Newport Beach CA. 2013 .

Vehrs PR, George JD, Hager RL, Myrer JW, Bradley B. Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies. SWACSM Annual Conference. Newport Beach CA. 2013 .

Vehrs PR, Black N, George JD, Hager RL. Prediction of VO2max in children and adolescents using physical activity questionnaires. SWACSM Annual Conference. Newport Beach CA. 2013 .

Vehrs PR, Webb C, George JD, Hager RL. Estimating VO2 max using a personalized step test. SW Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Newport Beach, CA. 2012 .

Johnson AW, Vehrs PR, George JD, Perry J, Fellingham GW. Cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercising with the glidetrak compared to running. Annual Meeting of the ACSM. San Francisco. 2012 .

Johnson AW, Perry J, Vehrs PR, Fellingham GW, George JD, DeFrancis Z, Jordan D. Effective Physical Therapy Aids: Discovering the Potential Cardiovascular Benefits of the GlideCycle. Utah Physical Therapy Association. Layton, UT. 2011 .

Johnson AW, Sommerfeldt R, Mitchell UH, Seeley MK, George JD. Upper extremity dexterity changes due to neck extensors or forearm muscle fatigue. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO, USA. 2011 .

Hager RL, Wilcox S, Lockhart BD, Seeley MK, George JD. Ground reaction forces generated by twenty-eight Hatha Yoga postures. Annual Meeting of the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Diego. 2010 .

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