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Kelley Strohacker, PhD

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology
HPER 338


KNS 414 Fitness Testing & Exercise Conditioning
KNS 440 Strength & Conditioning
KNS 541 Promoting Physical Activity


  • Physiological and psychosocial responses to acute and chronic exercise
  • The role of physical activity in the treatment and prevention of obesity and its co-morbidities
  • Development of novel interventions to improve long-term adherence to physical activity in sedentary populations


PhD University of Houston Kinesiology
BS Bowling Green State University Exercise Specialist

2013–present     Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee
2011–2013         Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University Alpert Medical School

Wang Y†, Smitherman K†, Fazzino D*, Strohacker K.  Psychological and Demographic Description of YMCA Members using ActivTrax®. Gazzetta Medica Italiana – Archivio per le Scienze Mediche (2017) Jul. 176(7-8):381-389

Overstreet BS, Rider BC, Strohacker K, Crouter SE, Springer CM, Basset DR. Effects of Television Viewing on Enjoyment of Physical Activity in College Students. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2017) Apr. 1-13 

Strohacker K, Boyer WR, Smitherman KN†, Cornelius E*, Fazzino D*. Assessing Energy Level as a Marker of Aerobic Exercise Readiness: A Pilot Investigation. International Journal of Exercise Science (2017) Jan. 10(1): 62-75

Rider BC, Bassett DR, Strohacker K, Overstreet BS, Fitzhugh EC, Raynor HA. Psycho-Physiological Effects of Television Viewing During Exercise. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2016) Sept. 15(3):524-531.

Strohacker K and Zakrajsek RADetermining Dimensionality of Exercise Readiness using Exploratory Factor Analysis. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2016) Jun. 15(2): 229-238.

Strohacker K, Galárraga O, Emerson J, Fricchione SR, Lohse M, Williams DM. Impact of Small Monetary Incentives on Exercise in University Students. American Journal of Health Behavior (2015) Nov. 39(6):779-786.

Unick JL, Strohacker K, Papandonatos G, Williams DM, O’Leary KC, Dorfman L, Becofsky K, Wing RR. Examination of the Consistency in Affective Response to Acute Exercise in Overweight and Obese Women. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2015) Oct. 37(5): 534-546. 

Strohacker K, Fazzino D*, Xu X, Breslin W. The Use of Periodization in Exercise Prescriptions for Inactive Adults: A Systematic Review. Preventive Medicine Reports (2015) May. 2:385-396.

Unick J, O’Leary K, Dorfman L, Thomas JG, Strohacker K, Wing RRConsistency of Compensatory Eating Responses Following Acute Exercise in Inactive, Overweight and Obese Women. British Journal of Nutrition (2015) Apr. 113(7):1170-1177. 

Strohacker K, Galarraga O, Williams DM. The Impact of Incentives on Exercise Behavior: A Systematic Review of Randomzied Controlled Trials. Annals of Behavioral Medicine (2014) Aug. 48(1):92-99. NIHMSID: 678470.

Strohacker K, McCaffery JM, MacLean PS, Wing, RR. Adaptations of Leptin, Ghrelin or Insulin During Weight Loss as Predictors of Weight Regain: a Review of the Current Literature. International Journal of Obesity (2014) Mar. 38:388-396.  NIHMSID: 626806.