Jason West, MS, CSCS

Jason West, MS, CSCS
Clinical Associate Professor of Athletic Training
College of Health Sciences
Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences
918-631-3113 Oxley Health Sciences Facility Room 403

Education

MS – University of Central Missouri BS – Missouri Western State University

Bio

Jason West began his 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 he instructed undergraduate courses during the day and attended graduate courses at night. As a part of his coursework he was able to engage in a thesis research project, assessing the shoulder strength differences between male baseball players and female softball players. West took his first official faculty position as a member of the health, recreation, and kinesiology department at Longwood University. This position offered him the opportunity to instruct majors and non-majors of the kinesiology program and collect data from their health/fitness assessments to compare results. Prof. West began serving at TU as an adjunct professor in 2007-2008. Jason has been a full-time professor in the KRS department since 2008. West has been serving as the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Oklahoma State Director since 2014.

Research Interests

Exercise & Sports Science
Strength & Conditioning
Athletic Performance

Teaching Interests

Exercise & Sports Science
Strength & Conditioning
Athletic Performance

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Cesarz G.M., Roberts A.H., Walden A.J., Symons T.B., Bai L., Selimovic E., West J.O., Bouchet A., and Caruso J.F. (2017). The addition of electrolytes to a carbohydrate-based sport drink: effect on aerobic exercise performance. Kentucky Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal. 55(1): 39-48.

  • BarbosaA., GutierrezE., KellerM., MartinJ., McArtorJ., BaptistaR., WestJ., & CarusoJ. (2016). Performance-based correlates to vertical jump height and power values, 24, 125-132.
  • Barbosa A.G., Gutierrez E.V., Keller M.W., Martin J.L., Baptista R.A., West J.O, and Caruso J.F. (2016). Performance-based correlates to vertical jump height and power values. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 24(2): 125-132.

  • Barbosa A.G., Gutierrez E.V., Keller M.W., Martin J.L., Baptista R.A., West J.O, and Caruso J.F. (2016). Performance-based correlates to vertical jump height and power values. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 24(2): 125-132.

  • Caruso J.F., Learmonth L.A., Charles J.L., Unruh K.D., Giebel R.M., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2013). Anthropometry and high-speed elbow flexor performance. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 21(1): 83-91.

  • Caruso J.F., Olson N.M., Taylor S.T., Barbosa A.G. Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2013). Comparative performance and lactate data from bench presses at submaximal loads. Medicina Sportiva. 17(3): 100-105.

  • Caruso J.F., Daily J.S., Mason M.L., Shepherd C.M., McLagan J.R., Marshall M.R., Walker R.H., and West J.O. (2012). Anthropometry as a predictor of vertical jump heights derived from an instrumented platform. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(1): 284-292.

  • Caruso, J.F., Daily, J.S., Olson, N.M., McLagan, J.R., Shepherd, C.M., Drummond, J.L., Walker, R.H., & West, J.O. (2011). Vertical jump data reproducibility from an instrumented platform. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 19 (2), 97-105.

  • Caruso J.F., Barbosa A.G., Daily J.S., Gutierrez E.V., Keller M., McLagan J.R., and West J.O. (2014). Performance-based correlates to vertical jump height and power values. International Journal of Sports Medicine. (In Review).

Courses Taught

  • Human Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab
  • Applicaitons in Exercise and Sports Sci
  • Clinical Methodology
  • Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs
  • Internship II
  • Internship I

Professional Affiliations

  • National Strength and Condtioning Association
  • Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Awards & Honors

  • 2015-16 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Most Valuable Professor
  • 2017-18 Excellence in Teaching Award