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Pat Vehrs

Associate Professor
Exercise Sciences

116-B RB
Provo, UT
84602

801-422-1626

Teaching Interests
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Testing and Prescription

Research Interests
Models to predict cardiorespiratory fitness.
Body composition.
Cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercise.
Assessment of physical fitness and function.

Memberships

  • Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2000-Present
  • ACSM American College of Sports Medicine, 1990-Present

Courses Taught
Winter 2019

  • EXSC 463: Exercise Physiology Section 002
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 007

Fall 2018

  • EXSC 463: Exercise Physiology Section 003
  • EXSC 466: Intro to ECG Section 001
  • EXSC 497R: Undergrad Research & Study Section 013
  • EXSC 699R: Master's Thesis Section 005

Spring 2018

  • EXSC 463: Exercise Physiology Section 001

Winter 2018

  • EXSC 463: Exercise Physiology Section 003
  • EXSC 669: Exercise Testing & Prescript Section 001

Publications

Journal Articles

Perry J, Johnson AW, Fellingham GW, Vehrs PR. 2017. Heart rate and VO2 responses to treadmill running with body weight support using the GlideTrak. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness. 15(1):32-36.

Black N, Vehrs PR, Fellingham GW, George JD, Hager RL. 2016. Prediction of VO2max in Children and Adolescents using Exercise Testing and Physical Activity Questionnaire Data. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87(1):89-100.

Webb C, Vehrs PR, George JD, Hager RL. 2014. Estimating VO2max Using a Personalized Step Test. Measurement in Physical Education Exercise Science and Sport. 18:184-197.

Uvacsek M, Kneffel Z, Toth M, Johnson AW, Vehrs PR, Myrer JW, Hager RL. 2014. 10 year cardiovascular risk assessment in university students. Acta Physiologica Hungarica. 101(3):321-328.

Nielson R, Vehrs PR, Fellingham GW, Hager RL, Prusak KA. 2011. Step counts and energy expenditure as estimated by pedometry during treadmill walking at different stride frequencies. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8(8):1004-1013.

Nielson D, George JD, Vehrs PR, Hager RL, Webb C. 2010. Predicting VO2max in college-aged participants using cycle ergometry and perceived functional ability. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 14(4):252-264.

Rife R, Myrer JW, Vehrs PR, Hunter I, Feland JB, Fellingham GW. 2010. Water Treadmill Parameters Needed to Obtain Land Treadmill Intensities in Runners. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 42(4):733-738.

Thomas C, Vehrs PR, Fellingham GW. 2009. Development of a Notational Analysis System for Selected Soccer Skills of a Women's College Team. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 13(2):108-121.

Presentations

Vehrs PR, Massey K, Adams S, Tafuna'i N, Hanson B. Estimation of running and cycling VO2max using the Heart Rate Ratio Method. National Annual Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine. Orlando, Florida. 2019 .

Vehrs PR, Massey K, Adams S, Tafuna'i N, Hanson B. Estimation of running and cycling VO2max using the Heart Rate Ratio Method. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Costa Mesa CA. 2018 .

Massey K, Adams S, Tafuna'i N, Hanson B, Vehrs PR. The effects of gender on the HR-VO2 relationship during cycling. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Costa Mesa CA. 2018 .

Tafuna'i N, Massey K, Adams S, Hanson B, Vehrs PR. The effects of mode (running vs cycling) on the HR-VO2 relationship. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Costa Mesa CA. 2018 .

Adams S, Massey K, Tafuna'i N, Hanson B, Vehrs PR. The effects of gender on the HR-VO2 relationship during treadmill running. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sprts Medicine. Costa Mesa CA. 2018 .

Vehrs PR, Hager RL, Eggett DL. A Comparison of the ACSM, Framingham, And Reynolds Risk Stratifications. American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Conference. 2014 .

Vehrs PR, Hager RL, Fellingham GW. The Relationships Between Carotid IMT and Blood Pressure, BMI,10-year Risk, and Physical Activity Categories. American College of Sports Medicine National Annual Conference. 2014 .

Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Vehrs Z, Uvacsek M, Toth M, Mako L, Vehrs PR. Gender Differences in Hungarian Children on the Functional Movement Screen and Arm Strength. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Orlando, Florida. 2014 .

Mitchell UH, Johnson AW, Feland JB, Vehrs PR. BMI, predicted VO2max and total FMS score in the active elderly population. American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2014 .

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

Vehrs PR. Neuromotor Exercise: ACSM Guidelines. 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, Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Feland JB. Performance on the Functional Movement Screen is related to BMI and physical activity levels in senior men and women. UPTA Fall Conference. Layton UT. 2013 .

Vehrs Z, Vehrs PR, Johnson AW, Mitchell UH, Nomiyama M, Barker H, Martina U, Toth M, Mako L. Functional Movement Screen performance and it relationship to BMI and body fat in children. Utah Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Layton UT. 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 .