Shawn O. Henry, PhD

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Stoller Center 113 (Forest Grove)

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

EXIP 385 | Exercise Physiology & lab

EXIP 485 | Advanced Exercise Physiology


PhD Concentration in Exercise Physiology & Human Physiology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., in 1995

Master of Science in Exercise Science, University of Montanta, Missoula, Mont., in 1991

Bachelor of Science in Education, with concentration of Biology and minor in Physical Education, Montana State University, Billings, Mont., in 1988

Areas of Research & Specialization

Currently I am responsible for teaching exercise physiology

Published Works

Francisco, S. and Henry, S. O. (2004). The Influence of Music Selection on Energy Expenditure and Rate of Perceived Exertion. Northwest American College of Sports Medicine, March 2004 conference proceedings.

Oshiro, T. and Henry, S. O. (2004). Bacterial Contamination in Water Bottles: Is the Reuse of Water Bottles Safe? Northwest American College of Sports Medicine, March 2004 conference proceedings.

Quan, B. and Henry, S. (2001). The Effects of Caffeine on Forearm Force Production. Northwest American College of Sports Medicine, March conference proceedings.

McCarthy, JJ, Henry, SO, Lukin, KA, et al., An Inexpensive Method for the Measurement of Rapid Reaction-Kinetics FASEB J 8 (5): A903-A903 Mar 18 1994.

McCarthy, JJ, Henry, SO, Lukin, KA, et al., An Instrument for the Measurement of Rapid Reaction-Kinetics Anal Biochem 221 (2): 250-265 Sep 1994.

McCarthy, J. J., Henry, S. O., Luckin, K. A. & Cholewinski, N. D. (1994). An instrument for the measurement of rapid reaction kinetics. Analytical Biochemistry, 221, 250-265.

Henry, S. & Klug, G. A. (1995). The role of increased muscle temperature in the regulation of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-Mg2+-ATPase function: an in situ rat model. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27:5, supplement.

Recent Student Presentations

Andrews, J., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effects of Cardiovascular Drift on Metabolic Response.

Bender, A., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effects of Aerobic as Compared to Anaerobic Fatigue on Postural Motor Control.

Corpuz, T., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effect of Low Carbohydrate—High Protein Diet on Endurance.

Dean, M., and S. Henry.  (2004).  Differential Effects of Stretching in Habitual and Non-Habitual Stretchers.

Dickinson, J., P. Schot, and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effects of Squatting Stance Width and Squatting Depth on Muscle Activity in the Lower Limbs.

Hand, A., L. Vernon, and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effects of Respiratory Training on Lung Capacities and Exercise Performance.

Oldham, G., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Physiological Effects of Rapid Weight Loss on Collegiate Wrestlers: A Case Study.

Kasamoto, J., and S. Henry.  (2004).  Influences of the Vestibular System, Somatosensory System, and Visual System on Balance in Individuals Who Experience Motion Sickness.

Katayama, S., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Effect of Music Tempo and Preference on Rating of Perceived Exertion and Energy Expenditure.

Koga, F., and S. Henry.  (2004).  An Analysis of Energy Balance in College Students.

Moore, J., and S. Henry.  (2004).  Effect of Pre-Exercise Stretching on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

Myers, S., and S. Henry.  (2004).  Effects of Caffeine on Passive Muscle Compliance.

Valdriz, E., and S. Henry.  (2004).  The Health Risks of Reusing Water Bottles: An Examination of the Prevalence of E. coli and Total Coliform in Water Bottles from a Fitness Center.

Watterson, S., and S. Henry.  (2004).  Bacterial Resistance in Exercise Facilities.

Recent Student Research

Akimoto R. and S. Henry  (2006)  Utilization of Dartfish Motion Analysis to Enhance Pacific University Golf Coaching and Instruction

Brewer M. and S. Henry  (2006)  Do Breathing Strategies Enhance Singular, Maximal, Explosive Human Movements?

Buzalsky J. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Effect of Sports Brassieres on Pulmonary Function and Perceived Exertion During Submaximal Exercise

Herndon D. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Effect of Breathing Strategies on Maximal Isometric Force Production

Lovell J. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Effects of Post Exercise Stretching on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

Rietmann S., Mohar L. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Effect of Wearing Protective Lacrosse Eyewear on Balance and Dynamic Visual Acuity

Stehr J. and S. Henry  (2006)  Effects of Caffeine on Postural Stability During Resting Conditions

Swarthumle A. and S. Henry  (2006)  Development and Implementation of a Strength and Conditioning Program Specific to the Pacific University Golf Team

Tanoue T. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Effects of Sports Brassieres on Respiratory Function

Thomas M. and S. Henry  (2006)  Effect of Caffeine on Postural Stability Under Fatiguing Conditions

Vaughn C. and S. Henry  (2006)  The Influence of the Visual System on the Energy Expenditure of a Selected Human Movement Task

Honor & Awards

Authored a National Science Foundation grant for Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement – Adaptation & Implementation (NSF-CCLI, A & I tract) titled “Scientific Inquiry and Research in a Novel Physiology Course Sequence” ($92,000.00) Not funded.

Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education

Attendance of the national meetings of Society for Values in Higher Education

Member of the Association for Integrative Studies

“Ethical Debates in Exercise Science” topic presented at the national Association for Integrative Studies conference (October, 2000)

Authored a faculty development grant titled “Meaningful Integration of Research and Laboratory Experiences into the Undergraduate Exercise Science Curricula” (spring 2000, not funded)

Evonuk Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Physiology

Moderated a three hour morning session on Muscle Fatigue and Resistance Training for the Evonuk Symposium on Environmental, Exercise, and Stress Physiology (a national conference held in memorial of Eugene Evonuk, an internationally-famous physiologist)

Reviewer - Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 6th edition

Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) & Northwest Chapter

Yearly attendance of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Northwest district conference (Salem, Boise, Spokane, etc.)

Secretary for Northwest chapter of ACSM

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