JP Barfield

Professor Exercise Science

I serve as a professor in the Exercise Science program and direct the Pre-Health program at Emory & Henry. Our Exercise Science program offers a clinical track for students who want to pursue a professional allied health career (e.g., physical therapy) as well as a fitness/wellness track for students who want to pursue a career in health, wellness, or strength & conditioning. I believe in the career and service components of both these options and want to support students’ long-term goals relative to their chosen profession. I also coordinate the Pre-Health experience to ensure students pursuing healthcare professions are successful professional school applicants (e.g., medical school). Healthcare is a major driver in many aspects of our society and Emory & Henry is at the forefront of providing healthcare leaders.

Education

Middle Tennessee State University. D.A.

Appalachian State University, M.A.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.

Teaching

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations

Exercise and Preventative Medicine

Research in Exercise Science

Research

Recent Student Scholarship
  • Cheek, A. (In Press). Virtual reality-based training on upper body movement and activities of daily life in older adults with Parkinson’s Disease. International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology.

  • Boush, L. (2017, April). The role of exercise in persons with cerebral palsy. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

  • Cheek, A. (2017, April). Effects of virtual reality-based training on upper body movement and activities of daily life in older adult. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

  • Duff, H. (2017, April). The relationship between ACL injury risk and plyometric training. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

  • Joyce, A., & Smith, S. (2017, April). The effect of fatigue on the King-Devick concussion test: Wheelchair Rugby. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Memphis, TN.

  • Ross, J.R., Newsome, L., & Barfield, J. (2018, February). Rating of perceived exertion in power wheelchair soccer athletes. Presented at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Chattanooga, TN.

  • Joyce, A., Newsome, L., & Barfield, J. (2018, February). Effect of exertion on King-Devick concussion screening norms in wheelchair rugby athletes. Presented at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference. Chattanooga, TN.

  • Cheek, A. (2018, April). Virtual reality-based training on upper body movement and activities of daily life in older adults with Parkinson’s disease. Presented at the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference. Washington, DC.

Recent Scholarship
  • Malone, L.A., Barfield, J., Agiovlasitis, S., de Groot, S., Bickel, C.S., Winckler, C, & Bernardi, M. (In Press). Physical, Sensory and Intellectual Impairments. ACSM’s Clinical Exercise Physiology. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

  • Niemiro, G., Edwards, T., Barfield, J., Beals, J., Broad, E., Motl, R., Burd, N., Pilutti, L., & De Lisio, M. (2017). Circulating Progenitor Cell Response in Elite Wheelchair Athletes after a 25 km Time Trial. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50, 88-97.

  • Phillips, M.B., Barfield, J., & Lockhert, J. (2016). A Case Study: Examining Strength and Physiological Variable Changes over an ECP Training Year. Journal of Sport and Human Performance, 4(3).

  • Barfield, J., Newsome, L., John, E., Sallee, D., Frames, C., & Soangra, R, & Malone, L. (2016). A case report of shoulder fatigue in wheelchair rugby: Implications to pain and injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 2. Doi:10.1038/scsandc.2016.2

  • Barfield, J., Newsome, L., & Malone, L. (2016). Exercise intensity during power wheelchair soccer. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, 1938-44.

  • Delaney, B., Barfield, J., & Crandell, D. (2014). Sport-based therapeutic recreation: Perceived outcomes and implications for research. Palaestra, 28(3).

  • Sanders, K., Barfield, J., et al. (2014). Effect of the Get Youth Moving intervention on health-related fitness and behaviors. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 32(3), 106-117.ACSM’s Consumer Information Committee. (2013). Selecting and effectively using resistance exercise – persons with spinal cord injury. Indianapolis, I: ACSM.

  • Barfield, J. & Cobler, D. (2013). Resistance training recommendations for individuals with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities. Palaestra, 27(2).

  • Barfield, J., & Malone, L. (2013). Perceived exercise benefits and barriers among power wheelchair soccer players. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 50, 231-238.

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