Valerie Wherley, PH.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. 

Degrees & Certifications: B.S., Exercise Science, University of Maine, 1995; M.S.,
Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Maine, 1997; Ph.D., (ABD), Kinesiology,
University of Connecticut, 2002; Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of
Connecticut, 2004; Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), 2013, National Academy of Sports
Medicine. 

Research interests & Grants: Prevention strategies for childhood obesity, pediatric
exercise intervention programs, field-based research. Faculty Member in the Presidential
Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, 2012-2013 Academic Creative Teaching
Grant (ACT), May 2013 

Professional affiliations: American College of Sports Medicine; American College of
Sports Medicine: New England Regional Division; North American Society for Pediatric
Exercise Medicine. 

Volunteer work: USA Fitness Corps first "Fitness Fun Day" staff volunteer,
along with 17 SHU students, Bronx, NY (October 2010); PawPALS program, Longfellow
Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT. 

Articles

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Effects of Ibuprofen and Vicoprofen (R) on Physical Performance after Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (with Jaci L. Van Heest, Jim Stoppani, and Tim P. Scheett), Faculty Publications (2002)

Objective: To determine the effects of Vicoprofen® and ibuprofen on aerobic performance, agility, and pain...

 

Popular Press

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Track & Field Team Holds Throwing Clinic for Bridgeport Students, Sacred Heart University News Story (2014)
 

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Local Bridgeport Students Visit SHU's Athletic Fields to Complete State Physical Fitness Testing, Sacred Heart University News Story (2012)

All third- through sixth-graders from the Bridgeport school attended the event, which was designed to...

 

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Exercise Science Students Reach Out By Reaching In, Sacred Heart University News Story (2012)

Sacred Heart University students in Dr. Valerie Wherley’s Pediatric Exercise Science class (EX 320) recently...