Jason O. West

Jason West

Clinical Assistant ProfessorChapman Hall 307

I began my career in higher education within the health and human performance department at the University of Central Missouri as a teaching graduate assistant. For 4 semesters I instructed undergraduate courses during the day and attended graduate courses at night. As a part of my coursework I was able to engage in a thesis research project, assessing the shoulder strength differences between male baseball players and female softball players. I took my first official faculty position as a member of the health, recreation, and kinesiology department at Longwood University. This position offered me the opportunity to instruct majors and non-majors of the kinesiology program and collect data from their health/fitness assessments to compare results. Over the past 2 years I have functioned as an adjunct professor at TU in exercise physiology during summer semester. Just prior to accepting my current position I was working to establish a health/fitness program at Community Care College, which is a for-profit post secondary educational entity in Tulsa.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Master of Science, Exercise & Sport Science, University of Central Missouri, 05/2003
  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Education, Missouri Western State University, 12/2000
  • Associate of General Studies, Mineral Area College, 05/1998

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Development of Strength & Conditioning Programs 3713
  • Clinical Methodologies 3513
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology Lab 2021
  • Internship I & II 4413, 4423

Areas of Research Focus

  • Strength & Conditioning for special populations
  • Nutrition and Human Performance for special populations

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of Central Missouri
  • Longwood University
  • Community Care College

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Velocity Sports Performance & Tulsa County Parks

Professional Affiliations

  • National Strength & Conditioning Association