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Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport: Full-time Faculty - Gina Sobrero

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Dr. Gina Sobrero, Ph.D., HFS

Dr. Gina Sobrero, Ph.D., HFS

Assistant Professor - Exercise Physiology Laboratory Director

Office:  Smith Stadium East 1065
Phone:  (270) 745-4238
Email:  gina.evans@wku.edu

Courses

EXS 311 – Physiology of Exercise
EXS 324 – Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
EXS 325 – Applied Exercise Physiology
EXS 455 – Exercise and Aging
KIN 501 – Research Methods in Kinesiology

 

 

Research

Research interests:  The effects of resistance training on body composition and bone mineral density in people with eating disorders; childhood obesity interventions; high intensity training.

Selected publications:

Navalta, J.W., Lyons, T.S., Prestes, J., Arnett, S.W., Schafer, M.A., & Sobrero, G. (2013). Exercise Intensity and Lymphocyte Subset Apotosis. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34: 268-273.

Navalta J.W., Lyons T.S., Pereira G.B., Arnett S.W., Schafer M.A., Esslinger F.T., and Sobrero G.L. Effectiveness of blended instruction utilizing on-line lectures and split classes in delivering an applied exercise physiology course. Medical Physiology Online 2012; published Jan 14, 2012 available from http://medicalphysiologyonline.wordpress.com

Selected presentations: 

Arnett, S.W., Sobrero, G.L., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., Esslinger, K., & Goss, F.L., FACSM. CrossFit vs. Resistance-Trained Individuals: Evaluation of Strength and Power. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Lyons, T.S., Sobrero, G.L., Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Igaune, L. Determination of Repetitive Jumping Intensity Relative to Measured VO2max. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Sobrero, G.L., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Esslinger, F.T., Esslinger, K., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., & Goss, F.L., FACSM. Evaluation of Muscular Endurance, Agility, and Flexibility in Healthy Trained CrossFit and Weight Trained Individuals. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Sobrero, G.L,, Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., Esslinger, K., & Goss, F.L., FACSM. Comparison of Aerobic and Anaerobic Power in CrossFit and Resistance Trained Individuals. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Lyons, T.S., Gibson, F.W., Jackson, J.C., Sobrero, G.L., Arnett, S.W., & Schafer, M.A. Examining Quality of Life and Health Satisfaction Factors of a Mid-South University Population. 2013 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greeneville, SC.

Arnett, S.W., Sobrero, G.L., Schafer, M.A., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., & Esslinger, K. Assessment of 1RM Strength between CrossFit and Resistance Trained Individuals. 2013 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greeneville, SC.

Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Sobrero, G.L., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., & Esslinger, K. Evaluation of Power in CrossFit vs. Weight Trained Individuals. 2013 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greeneville, SC.

Sobrero, G.L., Schafer, M.A., Arnett, S.W., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Stone, W.J., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., & Esslinger, K. Comparison of Aerobic and Anaerobic Power in CrossFit and Resistance Trained Individuals. 2013 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greeneville, SC.

Stone, W.J., Schafer, M.A., Sobrero, G.L., Arnett, S.W., Lyons, T.S., Navalta, J.W., Bean, S.D., Esslinger, F.T., & Esslinger, K. Muscular Endurance, Agility, and Flexibility in CrossFit vs. Weight Trained Individuals. 2013 meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greeneville, SC.

Comeau, M., Williams, R., Graves, M., Adams, T., Evans, G., Brown, L. (2009). Comparison of Differences in Heart Rate Obtained During Graded Exercise Testing and Actual Fire Fighting Activities. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2010.

Sobrero Evans, G., Otto, S. M., Farley, R. S., Ivy, M. I., Perry, T. L, & Caputo, J. L. (2009). Population Density, Funding Per Capita, And Availability Of Recreational Trails And Facilities In Tennessee Communities. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2009.

Arnold, C. A., Evans, G. S., Blough, E. R., Kakarla, S., Gutta, A., Marley, W. P., & Reiser, P. J. (2009). Lack of Myosin Light Chain Isoform Expression in the Mechanical Overloaded Obese Zucker Rat (Leprfa) Plantaris. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2009.

Evans, G. S., Eveland-Sayers, B. M., Farley, R. L., Fuller, D. K., Morgan, D. W., Ujcich Ward, K., & Caputo, J. L. (2008). The effects of a 10-week strength training intervention on community dwelling females with eating disorders.

Bio

Education: 

Ph.D:  Middle Tennessee State University, 2007
       Major: Human Performance
       Specialization: Exercise Science

M.A:  Middle Tennessee State University, 2002
      Major: Exercise Science and Health Promotion
      Areas of Concentration: Advanced Exercise Prescription and Assessment,
      Health Promotion, Advanced Methods of Community Health Education,
      Physiological Bases of Human Performance
 
B.S:  Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
      Major: Advertising
      Areas of Concentration: Copywriting, Layout and Design
      Minors: Psychology, Marketing

Certifications:

ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
Arthritis Foundation Certified Self-Help Instructor
CrossFit Endurance
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainer
Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Program Master Trainer

Other Information:

Dr. Sobrero has worked in a variety of health and fitness settings, including
personal training for healthy and special populations; as the Food and Fitness
Director at Mercy Ministries of America; Wellness Director of the Green Hills YMCA,
Graduate Teaching Assistant at Middle Tennessee State University, and Assistant
Professor at Marshall University.

Editorial Board of the International Journal of Exercise Science, 2011-Present.

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