Faculty Profile

Alfred Simpson, Jr.

Ph.D.

Exercise Science
219-464-5280
alfred.simpson@valpo.edu


Biography

Dr. Simpson holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Kinesiology.  He came to Valparaiso University in the fall of 2013 with over ten years of experience in the health and fitness industry. He teaches core curriculum classes, Kinesiology I & II, Exercise Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, as well as Strength and Conditioning.

Education

Ph.D. Exercise Physiology - University of Pittsburgh  2010
M.S. Exercise Physiology - Florida State University  2000
B.S. Physical Education - Hampton University  1997

Certifications

  • ACSM – Health Fitness Specialist
  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Florida Teacher Certification – Physical Education K – 12
  • CPR/AED

Research Interests

Skeletal muscle adaptation to resistance exercise

Exercise training and performance enhancement

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine