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About Valerie Wherley

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


Present Clinical Assistant Professor Exercise Science & Undergrad Clinical Coordinator, Sacred Heart University



  • EX100 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • EX 299 Health & Fitness: An Irish Perspective
  • EX 320 Special Application of Exercise
  • EX 366 Clinical Rotations
  • EX 367 Internship

Contact Information

Exercise Science
Cambridge 2-ES-25
College of Health Professions


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