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Jason Shurley
Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Williams Center/Dlk Fieldhouse 123
  • Phone: (262) 472-1140
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  • Department(s): HPERC
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Dr. Shurley came to UW-Whitewater in the summer of 2016.  Courses taught at UWW include:
     PEPROF 271: Structure and Function of the Human Body
     RECREATN/COACHING 480: Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
     PEPROF 371: Kinesiology
     RECREATN 423: Research and Evaluation in Recreation and Leisure Studies

Prior to Whitewater, Dr. Shurley taught at Concordia University - Texas from 2008-2016.  At Concordia, he served as Director of the Kinesiology major and earned the rank of Associate Professor.  While there he taught a variety of courses ranging from undergraduate exercise science and activity courses to graduate courses in sport ethics and sport history.  In addition, he developed and taught all courses in the athletic training program and supervised student interns.  

Before moving into higher education, Dr. Shurley worked as an athletic trainer for a former AA affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, interned for the NFL's Houston Texans and in the Seattle Mariners organization.  He also worked as a high school teacher and coached football, powerlifting, girls' basketball, and tennis.  

Dr. Shurley is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

     The University of Texas, Austin, Texas:                                                        2009-2013
     Ph.D. Kinesiology – Interdisciplinary Sport Studies
          Dissertation title: Strength for Sport: The Development of the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach.

    Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas:                            2005-2007
    M.S. Athletic Training

    The University of Texas, Austin, Texas:                                                         1999-2003
    B.S. Kinesiology

Recent Publications:
Kraemer, William J., Nicholas A. Ratamess, Shawn D. Flanagan, Jason P. Shurley, Janice S. Todd, and Terry C. Todd, “Understanding the Science of Resistance     
     Training: An Evolutionary Perspective,” Sports Medicine 47, no. 12 (December 2017): 2415-2435.

Shurley, Jason, Jan Todd, and Terry Todd, “The Science of Strength: Reflections on the NSCA and the Emergence of Research-Based Strength and Conditioning,”
     Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31, no. 2 (February 2017): 517-530.

Todd, Jan and Jason Shurley. “Equipped for Exercise: A History of American Physical Culture Equipment.” In The Routledge History of American Sport, eds. Linda
     Borish, David K. Wiggins, and Gerald R. Gems.
 (New York: Routledge, 2017), 343-356.

Shurley, Jason, “Unequalled yet Never Equal: The Portrayal of John Davis in Strength & Health Magazine, 1938-1957,” Iron Game History 13, no. 4 & 14, no. 1
    (December 2016): 38-53.

Shurley, Jason and Justin Newman.  “Spondylolysis in American Football Players: Etiology, Symptoms, and Implications for Strength and Conditioning
     Specialists,” Strength and Conditioning Journal 38, no. 5 (October 2016): 40-51.

Recent Conference Presentations:
Shurley, Jason and Jan Todd. “Taking a Stand: The NSCA’s Position Paper for Female Athletes and its Impact on Strength Training Research, 1990-2017.” Western
     Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Annual Convention
, October 11, 2017.

Shurley, Jason. “Defining the Strongman: John Davis, Bob Hoffman, and Race Narratives in Strength & Health.” Annual Convention of the North American Society
     for Sport History
, May 27, 2017.

Shurley, Jason
.  “’The Rise of the Machines’: The Evolution of Commercial Strength Training Machines.”  Annual 
Convention of the North American Society for   
     Sport History
, May 28, 2016.

Shurley, Jason.  “Mechanics, Muscles…or Menstruation?: An Historical Examination of the Prevalence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Women.” Annual
    Convention of the North American Society for Sport History
, May 31, 2014.