Shane Draper

Faculty Member

Dr. Shane Draper

Biography

I am an assistant professor and I am currently the Applied Human Performance Laboratory Coordinator. My research background is in environmental and cardiovascular physiology, specifically, vascular responses to altitude, peripheral vascular adaptations, blood glucose regulation, and muscle recovery. I am currently interested in single-leg cycling as a method to improve athletic performance, blood flow and blood glucose regulation, as well as rehabilitation techniques in injured and diseased populations. Additionally, I am interested in improving performance measures in mountain bikers and ultra-marathon runners. I also work closely with several of the UVU athletic teams by testing performance measures such as lactate threshold, maximal aerobic capacity, and body composition. I love teaching and interacting with my students in the classroom and in the lab. I currently teach Exercise Physiology (EXSC 3700) and Physiology of Aging (EXSC 4100). Outside the classroom and the lab, you can find me mountain biking, trail running, and peak bagging on the local single track and trails. You may also find me at the local climbing gym belaying my son while he scales the rock walls.

Education

Ph D, Kent State University, 2018

Major: Exercise Physiology

M.Ed., Cleveland State University, 2014

Major: Exercise Science

BS, Brigham Young University, 2011

Major: Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Management Youth Leadership

Teaching

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Fall 2022

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Fall 2022

EXSC 4100

Physiology of Aging, Fall 2022

EXSC 4300

Research Methods in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation WE, Fall 2022

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Summer 2022

PES 1097

Fitness for Life TE, Summer 2022

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Spring 2022

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Spring 2022

EXSC 3700

Exercise Physiology, Spring 2022

EXSC 4100

Physiology of Aging, Spring 2022

Presentations

Petersen, Kyle (Presenter & Author), Creer, Andrew (Author Only), Draper, Shane N (Author Only), Ciccone, Anthony (Author Only), American College of Sports Medicine Convention, "The Relationship Between Mountain Bike Seat Tube Angle, Knee-pedal Alignment, and Knee Range of Motion", The American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (May 29, 2020)
Hudson, Katie (Presenter & Author), Johnson, Dalline (Author Only), Kropushek, Austin (Author Only), Standifird, Tyler (Author Only), Ciccone, Anthony (Author Only), Draper, Shane (Author Only), American College of Sports Medicine Convention, "A Physiological Analysis of Vibrating Orthotics", The American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (May 27, 2020)
Petersen, Kyle (Presenter & Author), Creer, Andrew (Author Only), Draper, Shane N (Author Only), Ciccone, Anthony (Author Only), Southwest American College of Sports Medicine, "The Relationship Between Mountain Bike Seat Tube Angle, Knee-pedal Alignment, and Knee Range of Motion", Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Newport Beach, CA. (October, 2019)
Draper, Shane (Presenter & Author), Singer, Tyler (Author Only), Dulaney, Cody (Author Only), Kearney, Sarah (Author Only), McDaniel, John (Author Only), American College of Sports Medicine Convention, "Comparing Physiological Responses to Single and Double Leg Submaximal Cycling in Normoxia and Hypoxia", American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL. (May, 2019)
Kearney, Sarah (Presenter & Author), Draper, Shane N (Author Only), McDaniel, John (Author Only), American College of Sports Medicine Convention, "Greater Reliance on Carbohydrate During Single Leg Versus Double Leg Cycling", American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL. (May, 2019)
Glock, Melina (Presenter & Author), Draper, Shane N (Author Only), Creer, Andrew (Author Only), Standifird, Tyler (Author Only), Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics, "Biomechanical Analysis of Frontal Plane Hip and Knee Angles in Double and Single Leg Cycling", American Society of Biomechanics, Estes Park, CO. (April, 2019)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Rasmussen, Spencer , Wilkes, Baker , Poulton, Lily , Roser, Megan , Draper, Shane , Creer, Andrew , Standifird, Tyler , (2022) "Effect of Sex-Specific Running Shoes on Female Recreational Runners" (Issue: 12). Applied Sciences. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/15/7537
Draper, Shane N, Kullman, Emily Kullman L, Sparks, Kenneth E, Little, Kathleen , Thoman, Joan , (2020) "Effects of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in Long Distance Runners" (Issue: 2, vol. 13). United States: International Journal of Exercise Science. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss2/2/
Draper, Shane N, Kearney, Sarah G, McDaniel, John , (2019) "Greater Reliance on Carbohydrates during Single Leg Versus Double Leg Cycling" (Issue: 2, vol. 2). United States: Journal of Exercise and Nutrition. https://www.journalofexerciseandnutrition.com/ManuscriptUploadsPDF/77.pdf

Awards

American Kinesiology Association National Doctoral Scholar Award Nominee

American Kinesiology Association - April, 2018