Academic record 2010 – 2013 East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, tn



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Christopher John MacDonald, PhD, CSCS

ACADEMIC RECORD
2010 – 2013 East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

PhD in Sport Physiology



Dissertation Research – Acute Responses of Muscle Activation during Accentuated Eccentric Loaded Squats in Collegiate Weightlifters
2009 – 2010 University of Mississippi, University, MS

PhD Student in Health & Kinesiology


2007 – 2009 University of Mississippi, University, MS

MS in Exercise Science



Thesis Research – Comparison of Chronic Complex Training, Traditional Resistance Training, and Plyometric Training in Recreationally Trained College Aged Males
2003 - 2007 Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

BS in Applied Exercise Science

Minor in Strength and Conditioning

Cum Laude



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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

East Tennessee State University (Exercise and Sport Science Department):

  • PEXS 3032 (Section 001) Psychomotor Development in Children – Fall Semester 2012 – 2013 (1 total semester).

  • PEXS 4270 (Section 001) Structural Kinesiology – Fall & Spring Semesters 2011 – 2012 (2 total semesters).

  • PHED 1130 (Sections 001 & 002) Fitness for Life – Fall & Spring Semesters 2010 – 2011 (2 total semesters).

  • PEXS 6270 (Section 001) Sport Biomechanics – Spring Semester 2011 – 2012 (1 total semester) Guest Lecturer – Concerning Practical Use of Motion Capture Equipment

  • PEXS 7000 (Section 001) Research Design & Statistics in Sport Science – Fall Semester 2012 – 2013 (1 total semester). Guest LecturerConcerning the practical use and application of motion capture technology to research settings.

University of Mississippi (Health, Exercise Science, & Recreation Management Department):

  • ES 447 Biomechanics Lab (Sections 1 & 2) – Summer Session 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009, 2009 – 2010; Fall & Spring Semesters 2008 – 2009, 2009 – 2010 (7 total semesters).

  • HP 203 First Aid and CPR (Sections 1 & 3) – Summer Session 2007 – 2008, 2009 – 2010; Fall & Spring Semesters 2009 – 2010 (4 total semesters).

  • ES 349 Exercise Physiology Lab (Sections 1 & 2) – Spring Semester 2008 – 2009 (1 total semester).

  • EL 124 Racquetball (Section 3) – Spring Semester 2007 – 2008 (1 total semester).

  • EL 147 Tennis (Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4) – Fall & Spring Semesters 2007 – 2008 (2 total semesters).

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SCHOLARSHIP – REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
MacDonald CJ, Lamont HS, & Garner JC. A Comparison of the Effects of 6 Weeks of Traditional Resistance Training, Plyometric Training, and Complex Training on Measures of Strength and Anthropometrics. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2012, 26(2), 422-431.
Garner JC, MacDonald CJ, Wade C, Johnson AK, & Ford-Wade A. The Influence of Body Composition on Youth Throwing Kinetics. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2011, 23, 379-387.


SCHOLARSHIP – MANUSCRIPTS IN JOURNAL REVIEW
(as of July 2013)MacDonald CJ, Lamont HS, Garner JC, & Jackson K. A Comparison of the Effects of 6 Weeks of Traditional Resistance Training, Plyometric Training, and Complex Training on Measures of Power. Trainology.
(as of July 2013) – Dabbs NC, MacDonald CJ, Chander H, Lamont HS, Wade C, & Garner JC. The Acute Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Functional Stability Measures in Older Women. Medicina Sportiva.

SCHOLARSHIP – MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
MacDonald CJ, Dabbs NC, Chander H, Allen CR, Lamont HS, & Garner JC. Relationships Between Body Composition on Selected Jump Performance Measures in Varsity Collegiate Female Athletes. Trainology.
MacDonald CJ, Alexander RP, Israetel MA, Gray HS, Carter CR, Sayers AL, Gentles JA, Sams ML, Mizuguchi S, Lamont HS, Ramsey MW, & Stone MH. In-Season Changes in Explosive Strength Attributes in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Players. Trainology.
MacDonald CJ, Alexander RP, Israetel MA, Gray HS, Sayers AL, Brereton D, Lamont HS, Ramsey MW, & Stone MH. Relationships in Physical Attributes of NCAA Division I Female Soccer Players Upon Entering A Collegiate Program. Trainology.
Israetel MA, MacDonald CJ, Sands WA, Mizuguchi S, Stone MH. A Comparison of Strength and Power Characteristics Between Male and Female NCAA Division 1 Athletes.
Chander H, Dabbs NC, MacDonald CJ, Lamont HS, & Garner JC. Differences Between Division I Female Volleyball and Soccer Athletes on Measures of Balance and Jumps.
Lamont HS, MacDonald CJ, Garner JC, Chander H, Gentles JA, Kavanaugh AA, & Stone MH. Net PVGRF/kg Body Mass During CMVJ Over a 15 Minute Period Following 12 Different PAP Protocols.
Alexander RP, MacDonald CJ, Israetel MA, Carter CR, Gray HS, Sayers AL, Brereton D, Ramsey MW, Lamont HS, & Stone MH. Body Composition and Physical Performance Variables During a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Soccer Season.
Kavanaugh AA, Israetel MI, MacDonald CJ, Mizuguchi S, Ramsey MW, & Stone MH. Relationship of Anthropometric, Body Composition, and Strength Power Characteristics in Division I Collegiate Female Volleyball Athletes.


SCHOLARSHIP – PRESENTED ORAL & POSTER ABSTRACTS
ACSM Abstract – Impact of Baseline NetPVGRF/kg Ability Upon PAP of CMVJ’s During 12 Different Treatments (2nd Author) – Poster Presentation at ACSM 2013 Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
SEACSM Symposium Presentation – Developing an Interdisciplinary Athlete Development and Monitoring Program – MacDonald CJ, Gentles JA, & Stone MHOral Symposium Presentation at SEACSM Annual Meeting 2013, Greenville SC.
NSCA & ASRF Abstract – Relationships in Physical Attributes in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Players Upon Entering A Collegiate Program (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at NSCA 2012 National Conference, Providence, RI & 2012 ASRF, Johnson City, TN.
NSCA Abstract – Acute Postactivation Potentiation Using Isometric and Dynamic Mid-Thigh Clean Pulls in Trained Weightlifters, Powerlifters, and Sprint Cyclist (3rd Author) Poster Presentation at NSCA 2012 National Conference, Providence, RI.
NSCA & ASRF Abstract – Body Composition and Physical Performance Variable During a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Soccer Season (2nd Author) Poster Presentation at NSCA 2012 National Conference, Providence, RI & 2012 Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.
ISBS Abstract – Force Output Comparison Between Six U.S. Collegiate Athletic Teams (7th Author) – Oral Presentation at 2012 30th ISBS Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
ACSM Abstract – Changes in Measures of Power in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Athletes Through Competitive Seasons (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at ACSM 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
ACSM Abstract – Reducing Injuries is NOT Enough – It Also Helps to Win (4th Author) – Poster Presentation at ACSM 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
ACSM & ASRF Abstract – A Comparison Between the Polar Team2 Training Load and the Session-RPE Training Load as Methods of Monitoring Different Training Modalities in NCAA Division 1 Male Soccer Players (5th Author)Oral Presentation at ACSM 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA & 2012 Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City TN.
SEACSM & ETSU Coaches College Abstract – Changes in Measures of Power in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Athletes Through Competitive Seasons (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting 2012, Jacksonville, FL & 2011 Annual ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN.
SEACSM Abstract – A Comparison Between the Polar Team2 Training Load and Session RPE TRIMP as Methods of Monitoring Training in NCAA Division I Male Soccer Players (5th Author) – Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting 2012, Jacksonville, FL.
SEACSM Abstract – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement in NCAA Division I Baseball (4th Author) – Oral Presentation at Annual Meeting 2012, Jacksonville, FL.
NSCA Abstract – Comparisons Between Body Composition and Power Production During Jumps in Collegiate Female Athletes (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2011 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
NSCA & UKSCA Abstract – Acute Effects of 12 Combinations of MVC’s and WBV Exposures Upon Peak Ground Reaction Forces During CMVJ’s Over a 15 Minute Period (2nd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2011 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV & UKSCA 2011 International Conference, Stirling, Scotland.
NSCA Abstract – The Ability of An Anaerobic Endurance Test to Distinguish D-I Male Soccer Players by Positions (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2011 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
ACSM & SEACSM Abstract – The Acute Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Postural Control Measures in Elderly Women (4th Author) – Poster Presentation at Annual Meetings 2011, Denver, CO & Greenville, SC.
SEACSM Abstract – Relationships Between Measures of Jump Performance and Strength Following Three Different Methods of Resistance Training (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at Annual Meeting 2011, Greenville, SC.
ETSU Coaches College Abstract – Changes in Measures of Power in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Athletes through Competitive Seasons (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at 2011 Annual ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN
ETSU Coaches College & ASRF Abstract – Relationship of Anthropometric, Body Composition and Strength Power Characteristics in Division I Collegiate Female Volleyball Athletes (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at 2011 Annual ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN & 2012 ASRF in Johnson City, TN.
ASRF Abstract – Relationships Between Jump Characteristics of Collegiate Female Athletes Competing in Different Disciplines (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at 2011 Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.
ASRF & ETSU Coaches College Abstract – Injury Rates Among Division I Baseball Players With and Without SPEC Program Guidance (4th Author) – Poster Presentation at 2011 Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN & 2010 ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN.
NSCA Abstract – The Effects of 3 Different Modes of Training Upon Measures of CMVJ Performance (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at NSCA 2010 National Conference, Orlando, FL.
NSCA Abstract – Knee Musculature Co-Contraction Following Extended Durations of Walking in Work Boots (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2010 National Conference, Orlando, FL.
ACSM & SEACSM Abstract – The Effect of Extended Durations of Walking on Postural Fatigue (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at Annual Meetings 2010, Greenville, SC & Baltimore, MD.

SEACSM Invited Clinical Tutorial – Mechanics of Real-Time Motion Capture Using the Vicon System – Wade CL, Garner JC, & MacDonald, CJ. – Oral Symposium Presentation at 2010 SEACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC.

SEACSM Abstract – The Effect of Extended Durations of Walking in Work Boots on Balance (4th Author) – Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting 2010, Greenville, SC.
ETSU Coaches College Abstract – Relationships Between Jump Characteristics of Collegiate Female Athletes Competing in Different Disciplines (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at 2010 Annual ETSU Coaches College, Johnson City, TN.
Global Obesity Summit Abstract – The Influence of Body Composition on Youth Throwing Kinetics (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at 2010 Global Obesity Summit, Jackson, MS.
NSCA Abstract – A Comparison of the Effects of 6 Weeks of 3 Different Training Modes on Measures of Strength and Anthropometrics (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at NSCA 2009 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
NSCA Abstract – The Influence of Body Composition and Segmental Mass on Kinetic Variables Associated with Youth Throwing Injuries (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2009 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
ACSM Abstract – Short Term Adaptations in Strength, Power and Body Mass Following Three Different Modes of Resistance Training (1st Author) – Poster Presentation at ACSM 2009 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
NSCA Abstract – Effects of Six Weeks Periodized Squat Training With or Without Whole Body Vibration Upon Short Term Adaptations in Explosive Strength Expression (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2008 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
NSCA Abstract – Glenohumeral Range of Motion in Overhead Athletes versus Non-Overhead Athletes (4th Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 2008 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
NSCA Abstract – Effects of Six Weeks Periodized Squat Training With or Without Whole Body Vibration Upon Short Term Adaptations in 1RM Smith Machine Squat Strength (3rd Author) – Poster Presentation at NSCA 8th International Conference on Strength and Conditioning, Colorado Springs, CO.
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SPORT SCIENCE PRESENTATIONS
Fall 2010 – Spring 2012: ETSU Center for Excellence in Sport Science and Coaches Education (CESSCE) Presentations to ETSU Men’s Tennis & Women’s Soccer Coaching Staffs. Data return to sport coaches; included details about individual athlete and team changes/adaptations to training as monitored by laboratory and field based testing; daily monitoring of the athletes’ heart rate, RPE; monitoring continued throughout competitive and non-competitive seasons.
SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Sport Scientist – ETSU Women’s Soccer (2011 – 2012 Season)

Responsibilities included: creating and implementing the athletes’ training program in the weight room; on field strength & conditioning training promoting recovery and adaptation and prevent and manage fatigue; returning data to the coaching staff to better adjust our training to provide the athletes’ with the best possible stregnth training for optimal on field performance. Additionally, monitor athletes’ heart rate, perceived exertion, and duration of activity during every prcatice, game, and weight training session. Additionally, the management of undergraduate intership students was included as a responsibility for this position (Dr. Micheal Stone and Coach Meg Stone).



    • Atlantic Sun Regular Season Champions 2011 – 2012

    • Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Semifinalist 2011 – 2012



Sport Scientist – ETSU Men’s Tennis (2010 – 2011 Season)

Responsibilities included: creating and implementing the athletes’ training in the weight room; returning data to the coaching staff to better adjust our training to provide the athletes’ with the best possible stregnth training for optimal on court performance; creating a new on court, tennis specific test to better monitor changes in the athletes throughout training and competition. Additionally, the management of undergraduate intership students was included as a responsibility for this position (Dr. Micheal Stone and Coach Meg Stone).



    • Atlantic Sun Regular Season Conference Champions 2010 – 2011

    • Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Champions 2010 – 2011

    • NCAA Tournament First Round 2010 – 2011

Sport Scientist – University High School (TN) Men’s Basketball (2012 – 2013 Season)

Responsibilities included: creating and implementing the athletes’ pre-season and in-season training in the weight room and on court pre-season conditioining (Dr. Micheal Stone and Coach Meg Stone).



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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
East Tennessee State University Center for Excellence in Sport Science & Coaches Education (CESSCE) Sport Science Laboratory:



  • Monitoring of NCAA Division I athletic programs at East Tennessee State University. This included measurement and testing the following variables for various ETSU varsity athletes throughout competitive seasons: isometric strength and strength variables, unloaded and loaded static and countermovement vertical jumps, body composition, hydration status, field based sport specific testing, and daily objective and subjective volume and intensity assessment tools (heart rate monitoring and session ratings of perceived exertion (RPE)) (Research Assistant for Dr. Michael Stone, Dr. Hugh Lamont, Dr. Michael Ramsey, Dr. Kimi Sato, Dr. William Sands, and Coach Meg Stone).



  • sEMG Activity, Force Production, and Work During Accentuated Eccentuated Loaded and Normal Squats in Collegiate Weightlifters (Primary Investigator; Dissertation Research).



  • Mechanism by which exercise training ameliorates the metabolic syndrome. The effects of both chronic anaerobic cycle ergometer training and chronic resistance training on men with metabolic syndrome. (Research Assistant for Dr. Charles Stewart (ETSU Quillen School of Medicine) and Dr. Michael Stone (CESSCE)). Data collection during VO2max testing, unloaded and loaded vertical jumps testing, isometric strength testing and monitoring of participants during periodized cycle ergometer training and periodized resistance training programs. NIH Funded (R-15 DK080488 PA-10-070).

University of Mississippi Exercise Physiology Lab; Body Composition Lab; & Applied Biomechanics Lab:

  • Comparison of traditional resistance training modes to complex training in the lower limbs of college aged recreationally trained males (Primary Investigator; Thesis Research). Funded by GSC Summer Research Grant (University of Mississippi Internal Grant).



  • Characteristics of selected aerobic and anaerobic characteristics in female athletes (Primary Investigator).



  • Effects of different acute bouts of whole body vibration (WBV), with or without a maximal voluntary isometric contractions, on counter movement vertical jump height, ground reaction forces, and surface electromyographical muscle activity (Research Assistant for Dr. Hugh Lamont).



  • Comparison of throwing mechanics in normal and overweight pre-pubescent and pubescent baseball athletes (Research Assistant for Dr. John Garner).



  • Acute effects of whole body vibration (WBV) on gait, postural control, and obstacle avoidance in elderly women (Research Assistant for Drs. Lamont and Garner)…Funded by SAS Summer Research Fellowship (University of Mississippi Internal Grant).



  • Changes in postural fatigue after extended durations of walking in work boots (Research Assistant for Drs. Garner, Lamont, and Chip Wade). NIH Funded (CDC – NIOSH 2T420H008436-03).



  • Risk factors associated with low bone mineral density among university of Mississippi employees: follow-up study (Research Assistant for Drs. Allison Ford-Wade and Martha Bass).


EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE


  • Certified (Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists Educational Foundation) in 2009 to Conduct and Provide Body Composition and Bone Density Measurements and Results Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scans at the University of Mississippi (Hologic Inc., Discovery QDR Series) 2009 – 2011.




  • Working knowledge of:




    • set up & data collection with Vicon Work Station and Nexus Motion Capture System as well as data processing (Polygon & Bodybuilder) and data return.

    • Noraxon MyoResearch XP (EMG data collection).

    • Polar Team 2 heart rate monitoring system and software

    • AMTI Tri-Axial and Rice Lake Rough Deck Low Profile Floor Scale Z-Direction-only force plates as well as amplifier set-up and incorporation into 3-D Motion Capture Systems.

    • data collection and analysis via Lab View software.

    • MyoTest Triaxial Accelerometer.

    • body composition data collection and analyses using both DEXA (Hologic Inc. Discovery Series) and Bod Pod (Life Measurement Inc. Gold Standard Series).

    • Working knowledge of ParvoMedics Metabolic Cart (VO2max and VO2submax testing).

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WORK EXPERIENCE

2010 – 2013; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Doctoral Fellow (EXSS & CESSCE); Graduate Fellowship (2011 – 2013) & Assistantship (2010 – 2011) – Undergraduate PHED and PEXS Class Instructor at ETSU. Research Assistant under Dr. Hugh Lamont and Dr. Michael Stone at ETSU.

2010 – 2012; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Sport Scientist: Men’s Tennis & Women’s Soccer; Responsibilities: creating and implementing the athletes’ training in the weight room; returning data to the coaching staff to better adjust our training to provide the athletes’ with the best possible stregnth training for optimal on court andf on field performance; creating a new on court, tennis specific test to better monitor changes in the athletes throughout training and competition; on field strength & conditioning training promoting recovery and adaptation and prevent and manage fatigue for the soccer team.

2009 – 2010; The University of Mississippi, University, MS; Camp coach for the University of Mississippi Women’s Soccer Program Camps.

2008 – 2010; Rebel Body Health and Wellness Services, Oxford, MS; Implementing and consulting personal training for the general public and high school athletes, through Rebel Body, LLC.

2007 – 2010; University of Mississippi, University, MS Graduate Assistant (HESRM); Graduate Assistantship – Undergraduate Recreational Activities Class Instructor, Exercise Physiology Lab, and Biomechanics Lab Instructor at Ole Miss. Research Assistant under Dr. Hugh S. Lamont, Dr. John C. Garner, and Dr. Chip Wade at the University of Mississippi.

2006 – 2009; Carolina Acceleration Sports Training Center, Greensboro, NC; Intern and employee; sport specific training program design and implementation for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.


2005 – 2007; Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC; Tutor for kinetic anatomy and biomechanics classes.

2005 – 2007; Fayetteville Soccer Club, Fayetteville, NC; Coach for youth soccer teams in the Fayetteville Soccer Club Youth Academy.

2004 – 2010; Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC; Camp coach as well as having programmed, planned, and carried out strength and conditioning sessions for Methodist University Youth Soccer Academy and Carolina Dynamo Super Camps.

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EXTRA CURRICULARS, AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS, & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


  • 4 year player and letterman Varsity Men’s Soccer Team at Methodist University (2003 – 2007); Selected as Captain for 2006-2007 season; led the team in goals scored during the 2007 season.



  • 1 year player and letterman Varsity Men’s Tennis Team at Methodist University (2006 – 2007), 2007 USA South Conference Champions.




  • 4 year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC; Methodist University).




  • Graduate Doctoral Fellowship – East Tennessee State University; 2011 – 2012 & 2012 – 2013




  • Graduate Assistantship – East Tennessee State University; 2010 – 2011




  • Graduate Assistantship – University of Mississippi; 2007 – 2009




  • 2008 – 2009; J. Robert Blackburn Graduate Achievement Award in Exercise Science (University of Mississippi).




  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2008 (NSCA CSCS).




  • American Red Cross Certified First Responder




  • Member – National Strength and Conditioning Association




  • Member – American College of Sports Medicine (National & Southeast Chapters)




  • 2008 – 2010; Member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (University of Mississippi)




  • Methodist University Senior Scholar Athlete Award 2007 (Varsity Soccer and Varsity Tennis).




  • Methodist University Scholar Athlete Award 2003 – 2004, 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, and 2006 – 2007.







  • President’s List Spring 2004 – 2005 and Fall 2006 – 2007 (Methodist University).




  • Dean’s List Fall 2005 – 2006, Spring 2005 – 2006, and Spring 2006 – 2007 (Methodist University).


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