Vesa Naukkarinen

Vesa Naukkarinen, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology
Professor
(817) 202-6684
11 years

Ph.D. Kinesiology, December 2019
Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology
Minor in Administration
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

M.S. Kinesiology, May 2001
Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology
University of North Texas, Denton, TX

B.S. Physical Education, May 1999
Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX

Certified Exercise Physiologists (American College of Sports Medicine)
Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine)
Strength & Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
CPR/First Aid Instructor (American Red Cross)
Certified Tennis Instructor (US Tennis Association and Professional Tennis Registry)
Certified Coaching Instructor (American Sport Education Program)

Research Papers Written:
"Get and Stay Moving: The Importance of Physical Activity", Southwestern Union Record Magazine, October 2020
"The Effects of Floorball on Cardiovascular Fitness and Body Composition of Young Adults", Dissertation, December, 2019
Philosophy of Educational Leadership, March 2016
Floorball is an Effective High-intensity Interval Training Mode to Increase Cardiovascular Fitness in Adolescents, December 2015
Submaximal Graded Exercise Test, December 2015
Graded Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill Effects on Run Kinematics and Ground Reaction Force, December 2015
Why is Waist Circumference Such a Big Issue?, April 2012
Cardiovascular Drift, November 2012
Professionalism and Collegiality in Higher Education, October 2012

Professional Presentations:
“Physiological Responses of Floorball,” TAHPERD Annual Convention, Galveston, TX, December 2016
“Four Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves 5-km Run Performance,” TWU, Denton, TX, November 2015
“Short-Term, Daily Exposure to Cold Temperature May Be an Efficient Way to Prevent Muscle Atrophy and Bone Loss in a Microgravity Environment,” TWU, Denton, TX, June 2015
“Combining Weight Training with Interval Training,” TWU, Denton TX, April 2014
“Interval Training,” TWU, Denton TX, April 2013
"Get Fit While You Sit," SWAU Faculty Development Seminar, Keene TX, April 2012. Topics: current physical activity guidelines, review of the research studies showing the benefits of physical activity, building muscular fitness through elastic band exercises
“Why is Waist Circumference Such a Big Issue?” TWU, Denton TX, April 2012
“Comparison of On-Ice and Off-Ice Graded Exercise Testing in Collegiate Hockey Players,” TWU, Denton TX, December 2011
“Physical Activity: How Much is Enough?” Union College Faculty Meeting, March 2010
“The Benefits of Health-Related Fitness,” Toivonlinna Junior Academy Faculty Meeting, Finland, May 2009
"Factors Related to Cycling Performance", Master's Thesis, May 2001

Shape America
National Strength and Conditioning Association
American College of Sport Medicine

Third place winner in the Graduate Level Category for Research Poster presented at the 2016 TAHPERD Convention

Tennis Club
Floorball Club
Kinesiology Club

Vesa Naukkarinen, is a father of three lovely children. He loves Italian food, the color blue, and enjoys playing floorball, volleyball, and tennis.