Office#: 116 Player Development Center - West Campus
Mail Stop: 4245
Office Phone: (979) 845-3997
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. Crouse, S.F. & Coast, J.R. (2017). Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Physiology Assessments in Health, Disease and Sport Performance. (3rd Ed). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

2. Crouse, S.F., White, S., Erwin, J.P., Meade T.H., Martin, S.E., Oliver, J.M., Joubert, D.P., Lambert, B.S., Bramhall, J.P., Gill, K., & Weir, D. (2016) Echocardiographic and Blood Pressure Characteristics of First-Year Collegiate American-Style Football Players. American Journal of Cardiology, 117:131-134

3. Levers K, Dalton R, Galvan E, Goodenough C, O[48]19Connor A, Simbo S, Barringer N, Mertens-Talcott SU, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Riechman S, Crouse S, Kreider R.B. Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on acute endurance exercise performance in aerobically trained individuals. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 13:22, 1-23, 2016

4. Crouse, S.F., Green, J.S., Meade, T.H., Smith, D.R., Smith, S.B. (2016) Exercise raises high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in men after consumption of ground beef with a high but not low monounsaturated fatty acid-saturated fatty acid ratio. Nutrition Research 36(9) 974-981

5. 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)

6. Cover Image, Volume 117, Number 8, August 2016. Lee DE, Brown JL, Rosa ME, Brown LA, Perry RA Jr, Wiggs MP, Nilsson MI, Crouse SF, Fluckey JD, Washington TA, Greene NP. J Cell Biochem. 2016 Aug;117(8):i. doi: 10.1002/jcb.25630. PMID: 27301891

7. Lee, D.L., Brown, J.L., Rosa, M.E., Brown, L.A., Perry, R.A., Wiggs, M.P., Nilsson, M.I., Crouse, S.F., Fluckey, J.D., Washington, T. A. & Greene, N.P. (2016). microRNA-16 is downregulated during insulin resistance and controls skeletal muscle protein accretion. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 117, 1775-1787.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. 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.

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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 Bryan Police Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles-2018. (Co-PI)
City of Bryan (Local)
2018/07/01 - 2019/06/30
Total Funding: 57,681.

City of Taylor Fire Dept Annual Testing/Physicals - Multi-Year. (PI)
Taylor Fire Department (Local)
2017/09/01 - 2022/08/31
Total Funding: 81,281.

The City of College Station Fire Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles. (Co-PI)
City of College Station (Local)
2017/04/01 - 2019/04/27
Total Funding: 133,950.

The City of Bryan Fire Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles-2017. (Co-PI)
City of Bryan (Local)
2017/02/17 - 2018/06/30
Total Funding: 93,320.

The City of Bryan Police Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles-2017. (PI)
City of Bryan (Local)
2017/02/17 - 2018/06/30
Total Funding: 57,016.

Brazos County Volunteer Fire Dept. - Precint 3 Clinical Testing Program Mulit-Year. (Co-PI)
Brazos County Volunteer Fire Department (Local)
2016/10/01 - 2022/08/31
Total Funding: 69,265.

The City of College Station Police Department Cardiovascular Health Profiles 2016-17. (PI)
City of College Station (Local)
2016/10/01 - 2018/09/30
Total Funding: 60,000.

FitLife. (PI)
Participants (Private)
2014/09/01 - 2018/08/31
Total Funding: 117,221.

Cardiovascular Health and Physical Fitness Assessments Workshop for City of College Station Police. (PI)
City of College Station (Local)
2012/01/01 - 2018/09/30
Total Funding: 155,000.
Courses Taught
2017 - 2018
KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 685
2016 - 2017
KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 681, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685
2015 - 2016
KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2014 - 2015
KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2013 - 2014
KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691, NUTR 685
2012 - 2013
KINE 683, KINE 691, NUTR 685, KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 681, KINE 684, KINE 685
2011 - 2012
KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 685, KINE 691
2010 - 2011
KINE 491, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2009 - 2010
KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 681, KINE 682, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2008 - 2009
KINE 484, KINE 485, KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 685, KINE 691
2007 - 2008
KINE 484, KINE 491, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691, KINE 692
2006 - 2007
KINE 484, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 685, KINE 691, KINE 692
2005 - 2006
KINE 484, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 681, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2004 - 2005
KINE 484, KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2003 - 2004
KINE 484, KINE 639, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2002 - 2003
KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2001 - 2002
KINE 639, KINE 648, KINE 485, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 685, KINE 691
2000 - 2001
KINE 685, KINE 648, KINE 683, KINE 684, KINE 691
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 - ). 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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