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
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.