Davis Hale - Faculty & Adjuncts

Davis Hale, CSCS, EIM

Davis Hale, CSCS, EIM
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences
918-631-2620 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 533


PhD – Oklahoma State University MS – Oklahoma State University BS – Angelo State University


Greetings! Thanks for reading my TU biography. My name is Davis Hale and I am an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences. Currently, I instruct the ATRG 3023 Exercise Physiology Course and its lab. In addition, I am teaching a new course in our department called Exercise Management for Special Populations. Hopefully I will see you in class! I also help manage the OCHS Human Performance Laboratory for research and teaching opportunities.

My background in Human Performance started as an undergraduate where I majored in Kinesiology at Angelo State University. During that time, I competed on the Angelo State University Track and Field Team running the 400 meters. Can you say glycolytic energy system?! After graduating with my bachelor's degree, I coached football and track for three years at New Braunfels, TX while teaching language arts and physical education.

During that time, my wife and I decided to peruse our graduate degrees at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. I studied Applied Exercise Science during my Master's program testing the impact of passive stretching on bicycle ergometry performance. While studying at OSU, I worked as a graduate assistant in the Human Performance Lab, teaching Wellness courses, and supervising interns.

After completing my doctoral degree in Health and Human Performance, I worked as an Assistant Professor at Prairie View A&M University outside of Houston, Texas. We moved to Oklahoma in 2012 to be closer to our family. During that time, I worked at Bacone College and served as the Program Director for Exercise Science for five years.

During my time at the University of Tulsa, I have had numerous opportunities to connect with campus community. Some of my efforts are mentoring students interested in human performance research through the TU Student Research Grants and/or through the TURC program. Please contact me if you are a current or prospective student interested in participating in undergraduate research.

My family and I are active people who like to hike, bike, camp, fish, and play sports. I also compete as a cyclist and duathlete in regional races. You may see me riding my bike around the Tulsa area. My favorite food is authentic Mexican tacos. Thanks again for reading my biography and see you at TU!

Research Interests

Youth Athlete Adaptations to Plyometric and Resistance Training Programs
Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Athlete Recovery
Metabolic Changes across various Load Carriage Conditions
Aspects of Physical Readiness in Firefighters
Aspects of Critical Power in Cycling Performance
Reasons for PED usage in Elite Amateur Cyclists

Teaching Interests

Exercise Physiology


Journal Articles

  • Thomas, J., Kollock, RO., Hale, D., Long, A., Bont, A., Dawes, J., Sanders, GJ. (2021). Effects of Sex and Load Carried per Kilogram of Body Mass on Landing Technique. International Journal of Exercise Science 14(1): 633-643.

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    Kollock R, Thomas J, Hale W, Sanders G, Long A, Dawes J, Peveler W. The Effects of Firefighter Equipment and Gear on the Static and Dynamic Postural Stability of Fire Cadets. 2021;88:292-296.
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    Thomas J, Kollock R, Hale W, Long A, Bont A, Sanders G. Effects of Sex and Load Carried per Kilogram of Body Mass on Landing Technique. 2021;14:633-643.
  • Thomas, J., Lyons, M., Sanders, GJ., Hale, D., Kollock, RO. (2020). The Influence of Load on Landing Quality in those with and without Prior Military Training Experience. Journal of Exercise and Nutrition 3(2).

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    Hale W, Kollock R, Warner R, Goins K. Metabolic Changes Between Three Hydration Load Configurations. 2020;3:4.
  • Hale, D., Kollock, R., Pace, J., & Sanders, G. (2019). Vertical jump and agility performance improve after an 8-week conditioning program in youth female volleyball athletes. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 19, 765-771.

  • Hale, D., Kollock, R., Resnick, P. (2018). Development of the muscle mass obtainment inventory. Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, 1, (3), 1-11.

  • Hale, W & Kollock R. (2018). Perceptions of doping in competitive male cyclists using the performance enhancement attitudes survey. Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, 1(2), 1-4.

  • Kollock, R., Hale, W., Vogelpohl, R., Kremer, L., Cox, C., Horner, J., & Allen, M. (2018). The influence of body armor on balance and movement quality. International Journal of Exercise Science, 11(1), 648-656.

  • Hale, W & Kollock R. (2018). Eating attitudes in competitive male category cyclists. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 33, 170-184.

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    Hale W, Kollock R, Thomas J, Sanders G, Peveler W, Mangan A, Landon B. A Submaximal Field Test of Aerobic Capacity does not Accurately Reflect VO2max in Career Firefighters.
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    Hale W, Kollock R, Thomas J, Sanders G, Peveler W, Mangan A, Landon B. A Submaximal Field Test of Aerobic Capacity does not Accurately Reflect VO2max in Career Firefighters.


  • Kollock, R., Sanders, G., Lyons, M., Hale, D. (In Review). Landing quality doesn’t significantly differ between experienced and inexperienced load carriers pre-fatigue. Industrial Health

Courses Taught

  • Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Internship I
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Management for Special Populations
  • Independent Study

Professional Affiliations

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

Awards & Honors

  • TU Most Valuable Professor
  • OCHS Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Tulsa Most Valuable Professor
  • Oxley College of Health Sciences Researcher of the Year 2018