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Primary Emphasis Area: Kinesiology
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Short Bio
Dr. Stephen F. Crouse received his B.S. in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. His experience includes four years of teaching and coaching in the public schools of Iowa and Colorado before completing his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He completed a clinical post-doctoral experience at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse before assuming a faculty position at Texas A&M University in 1984. Dr. Crouse's credentials include American College of Sports Medicine certification as an Exercise Program Director, and he is also a Fellow of this international sports medicine association. He is currently a Professor of Kinesiology in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, a Joint Professor of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine, and a member of the Graduate Faculty of Nutrition. Dr. Crouse also serves administrative role as the Director of the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory, andDirector of the FitLife Exercise Program. His research focus is in the general area of Exercise as Medicine. His specific health-related research aims have been targeted toward the study of the effects of exercise on blood lipid metabolism, and on other accepted heart and cardiovascular disease risk factors in men and women, young and old. His research in exercise physiology is focused on the adaptive response of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system to exercise, nutrition, and physical training using aquatic, endurance, and resistance modalities of exercise. In addition, he has in progress research projects in sports physiology to profile elite athletes and study factors that contribute to the health of athletes, including nutritional supplements. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, as well as a laboratory instructional manual in exercise physiology. Dr. Crouse and his wife, Jana, reside in College Station, and are the proud parents of three married daughters.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology
Research Interests
Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
Exercise, Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Exercise Physiology, Human Performance, Physical Fitness, and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Sport Physiology
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Barringer, N., Kotwal, R., Lewis, M., Funderburk, L., Elliott, T., Crouse, S., Smith, S., Greenwood, M., & Kreider, R. (2016). Fatty acid blood levels, vitamin d status, physical performance, activity and resiliency: A novel potential screening tool for depressed mood in active duty soldiers. Military Medicine, 181, 1114-1120. (2015 citation impact factor = .96)

2. Oliver, J.M., Joubert, D.P., Caldwell, A., Martin, S.E., & Crouse, S.F. (2015) A longitudinal study examining the effects of a season of American football on lipids and lipoproteins. Lipids in Health and Disease, 14:35 DOI 10.1186/s1294415216.

3. Lambert, B.S., Shimkus, K., Fluckey, J.D., Riechman, S.E., Greene, N.P., & Crouse, S.F. (2015). Anabolic responses to acute and chronic resistance exercise are enhanced when combined with aquatic treadmill exercise. American Journal of Physiology [48]13 Endocrinology and Metabolism, 308, E192-E200

4. Kyle Levers, Ryan Dalton, Elfego Galvan, Chelsea Goodenough, Abigail O[48]19Connor, Sunday Simbo, Nicholas Barringer, Susanne U Mertens-Talcott, Christopher Rasmussen, Mike Greenwood, Steven Riechman, Stephen Crouse, Richard B Kreider. Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 12:1, 1-23, 2015.

5. microRNA[48]1016 Is Downregulated During Insulin Resistance and Controls Skeletal Muscle Protein Accretion. David E Lee, Jacob L Brown, Megan E Rosa, Lemuel A Brown, Richard A Perry, Michael P Wiggs, Mats I Nilsson, Stephen F Crouse, James D Fluckey, Tyrone A Washington, Nicholas P Greene. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 2015

6. Fluckey JD, BS Lambert, NP Greene, KL Shimkus, JM Cardin, SE Riechman, SF Crouse. Reply to letter to the editor: to D2O or not to D2O? What are the reasons we D2O it at all? AJP-Endo Metab. 308:928-931, 2015.

7. What are the reasons we D2O it at all? James D Fluckey, Brad S Lambert, Nicholas P Greene, Kevin L Shimkus, Jessica M Cardin, Steven E Riechman, Stephen F Crouse. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 308: E928[48]13E931, 2015;

8. Lambert, B.S., Greene, N.P., Carradine, A.T., Joubert, D.P., Fluckey, J.D., Riechman, S.E., & Crouse, S.F. (2014). Aquatic treadmill training reduces blood pressure reactivity to physical stress. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46, 809-816

9. Greene, N.P., Nilsson, M.I., Washington, T.A., Lee, D.E., Brown, L.A., Papineau, A.M., Shimkus, K.L., Greene, E.S., Crouse, S.F., & Fluckey, J.D. (2014). Impaired exercise-induced mitochondrial biogenesis in the obese zucker rat, despite pgc-1[224][224]3B1 induction, is due to compromised mitochondrial translation elongation. American Journal of Physiology [48]13 Endocrinology and Metabolism, 306, E503-E511.

10. Gilmore, L.A., Crouse, S.F., Carbuhn, A., Klooster, J., Calles, A.E., Meade, T., & Smith, S.B. (2013). Exercise attenuates the increase in plasma monounsaturated fatty acids and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, but not high-density lipoprotein 2b cholesterol caused by high-oleic ground beef in women. Nutrition Research, 33, 1003-1011

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

The City of College Station Police Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles 2016-17. (PI)
City of College Station (Local)
2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30
Total Funding: 30,000.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Nico Pronk (Fall, 1992), Ph.D.
Peter Grandjean (Spring, 1996), Ph.D.
John Green (Summer, 1996), Ph.D.
Shelly Denise Frye Weise (Fall, 1999), Ed.D.
Steven Martin (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Jonathan Oliver (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Bradley Lambert (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Nicholas Barringer (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Justin Dobson (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Dustin Paul Joubert (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Assoc Editor (2007 - ). Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2014). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Professional Leadership/Service (State)

(1989-1991). Continuing Education Director.  Texas Chapter American College of Sports Medicine


Fellow.  Association of Worksite Health Promotion

Fellow.  American College of Sports Medicine

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