Jason Slack

Faculty Member

Dr. Jason Slack


Dr. Slack holds a Ph.D from the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology. He has served as the department chiar and taught several of the classes in the Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation department at Utah Valley Univesity. He is now the Associate Dean in the College of Science with several administrative assignments, but he still teaches one class a semester and loves that interaction with students.


Ph D, University of Utah , 2009

Major: Exercise and Sport Science

MS, Brigham Young University, 1997

Major: Physical Education

BA, Southern Utah University, 1994

Major: Physical Education


EXSC 4400

Physical Activity Promotion in the Community, Spring 2022


Slack, Jason , Frandsen, M. , Roberts, S. , Drum, S. , Bohne, Michael , American College of Sports Medicine, "Assessment of Walking Pressures with Zero-Drop Shoes", Orlando, Florida. ()
Creer, Andrew , Bohne, Michael , Sawyer, Robert , Garner, A. , Schmalhaus, M. , Allphin, N. , Slack, Jason , American College of Sports Medicine, "Effect of Initial Training Phase on Body Composition, Strength, and Power Characteristics of Collegiate Wrestlers", Orlando, Florida. ()
Stovall, G. , Middleton, K. , Slack, Jason , National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), "A Qualitative Study_ The Role of Reflection and Service-Learning in an Exercise Science Class", Lacrosse, Wisconsin. ()
Dutson, A. , Matis, E. , Slack, Jason , National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), "Actual Heart vs. Participant Predicted Heart Rate in College Sport Activity Classes", Lacrosse, Wisconsin. ()
Matis, E. , Dutson, A. , Slack, Jason , National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), "Correlation Between Heart Rate, Estimated Heart, and Rating of Perceived Exertion During Running ", Lacrosse, Wisconsin. ()
Pence, J. , Slack, Jason , Bohne, Michael , National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), "The Evaluation of the Balance and Stability Gains with Crutches Using the Tru-Motion Go Tips", Lacrosse, Wisconsin. ()

Scholarly/Creative Works

Slack, Jason , Jensen, D. , Denney, P. , Bohne, Michael , "The Effects of Different Backpacks and Selected Gait Parameters" . Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research.
Bohne, Michael , Roach, K. , Allphin, N. , Creer, Andrew , Slack, Jason , (2013) "Electromyographical Analysis of Barefoor, Minimalist, Zero-Drop, and Standard Running Shoes" (Issue: 5, vol. 45). Med Sci Sports and Exerci.
Bohne, Michael , Roach, K. , Tranchell, J. , Wartena, J. , Slack, Jason , Creer, Andrew , (2012) "Kinematic Comparison of Treadmill Running While Barefoot and in Standard and Zero-Drop Shoes" (Issue: 5, vol. 44). Med Sci Sports and Exerc.
Creer, Andrew , Roach, K. , Rust, N. , Slack, Jason , Bohne, Michael , (2012) "Metabolic comparison Between Barefoot, Zero-Drop Shoe, and Standard Shoe Running in Well-Trained Runners" (Issue: 5, vol. 44). Med Sci Sports and Exerc.
Boyer, Bret , Denney, P. , Bohne, Michael , Slack, Jason , (2012) "Undergraduate College Students and Graduate Programs' Perception of Professional Behavior" . Western Society Review.
Boyer, Bret , Denney, P. , Slack, Jason , (2012) "A Comparative Analysis of Prioritizing Professional Behavior between Undergraduate Students of Exercise Science Students at Utah Valley University vs. Future Employers" . Journal of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts & Letters.


Army Accommodation Medal

1991, 1999

Army Achievement Medal

1991 war time, 2000

Center for Engaged Learning Grant

2007-2008 $3000

College of Science and Health SAC Award

2014-2015 $3800

Deans List at SUU


Departmental Teaching and Research Assistantship BYU