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Dr. Matthew Renfrow

Physical Education & Human Performance (PHP) Department

 

     
     

Assistant Professor of PHP

Phone: (765) 998-5183
Email: mtrenfrow@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Physical Activity Research, Children and Fitness, Exercise Science Measurement, Strength and Conditioning

 

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Matthew Steven Renfrow, PhD, CSCS

(765) 998-5183
mtrenfrow@taylor.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Human Performance/Exercise Science
Middle Tennessee State University - August, 2009

M.S. - Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Middle Tennessee State University - December, 2006

B.S. - Exercise Science and Health Promotion, minor in Spanish
Belmont University - May, 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Dept. of Health and Human Performance
Middle Tennessee State University, fall 2008 to summer 2010
Teaching 15 credit hours of undergraduate/graduate Exercise Science courses

Site Director at the Discovery School at Reeves Rogers, 2007 to 2009
Developed and implemented resistance training program

Fitness Coordinator for the MTSU Faculty/Staff Wellness Program
Middle Tennessee State University, 2006 to 2007
Developed and implement a wellness program for faculty and staff of the university

Top-tier personal trainer at Takes2Fitness, Nashville, TN, 2004 to 2008
Developed and implemented training programs for various clientele

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Measurement in Exercise Science - EXSC6830
Exercise Physiology - EXSC4830
Exercise Physiology Lab - EXSC4831
Exercise Leadership and Program Planning - EXSC3500
Exercise Testing and Assessment - EXSC4240
Research in Exercise Science - EXSC4000 (and PHP355)
Applied Research in Exercise Science - EXSC4010
Measurement and Evaluation - EXSC4810
Internship in Exercise Science - EXSC4250
Health and Wellness - HLTH1530
Health and Wellness Lab - HLTH1531
Beginning Soccer - PHED122
Advanced Exercise Physiology - PHP482
Physical Fitness Prescription - PHP453
Practicum A - PHP393
Fit for Life - PHP100
Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning - PHP328

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS

Reliability and validity of physical activity measurement tools
Physical activity promotion
VO2 max training in children with cerebral palsy
Morphological and physiological testing of children and adolescents
Data collection for the TN Dept. of Health leading to generation of TN Healthy Living Index
Strength and conditioning program improvement in college athletics

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Barreira, T., Kang, M., Caputo, J., Farley, R., Bettle, J., & Renfrow, M. (2007, January). Validation of the RT3
monitor to estimate energy expenditure. Presented at the Southeast American College of Sports
Medicine Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.

Barreira, T., Kang, M., Caputo, J., Farley, R., Bettle, J., & Renfrow, M. (2007, June). Validation of the RT3
monitor to estimate energy expenditure. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual
Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Science, 39(5, Suppl. 1), s181.

Bettle, J. M., Kang, M., Caputo, J. L., Farley, R. S., Renfrow, M. S., & Barreira, T. V. (2007, June). Evidence
of convergent validity of the Actiheart monitor in a free-living setting. Presented at the American
College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Medicine and Science in Sports and
Exercise Science, 39(5, Suppl. 1), s177.

Kang, M., Caputo, J. L., Farley, R. S., Barreira, T. V., Bettle, J., M., & Renfrow, M. (2007, June). Validation of
the actiheart monitor during the laboratory setting. Presented at the American College of Sports
Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Science,
39(5, Suppl. 1), s180.

Barreira, T., Kang, M., Caputo, J., Farley, R., Bettle, J., & Renfrow, M. (2009). Validation of the Actiheart
monitor for the measurement of physical activity. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2(1), 60-71.

Caputo, J. L., Dell Pruett, M. L., Eveland-Sayers, B. M., Farley, R. S., Fuller, D. K., & Renfrow, M. S. (2010,
September). School-based resistance training in fifth- and sixth-grade children attending a high-
achieving school. Presented at the Joint Meeting of the National American Society for Pediatric Exercise
Medicine and the European Group for Pediatric Work Physiology, Ontario, Canada.

Renfrow, M., Eveland-Sayers, B., Farley, R., Fuller, D., & Caputo, J. (2010, October). Resistance training,
attitudes toward physical activity, and physical activity in children. Presented at the Midwest Regional
Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Renfrow, M., Eveland-Sayers, B., Farley, R., Fuller, D., & Caputo, J. (2010, June). Resistance training,
attitudes toward physical activity, and physical activity in children. Presented at the National American
College of Sports Medicine Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Medicine and Science in Sports and
Exercise, 42(5, Suppl. 1), s498-s499.

Hutchens, J.G., J.L. Caputo, J.M. Colson, R.S. Farley, M.S. Renfrow, Seguin, E.P. (2010). Evaluation of a
pilot multidisciplinary community intervention for overweight and obese children. International
Journal of Exercise Science, 3(3), 150-156.

Renfrow, M., Caputo, J., Otto, S., Farley, R., & Eveland, B. The relationship between sports participation and
health-related physical fitness in middle school and high school students. The Physical Educator, 68(3),
118-123.

Renfrow, M., Eveland-Sayers, B., Farley, R., Fuller, D., and Caputo, J. Resistance training, attitudes toward
physical activity, and physical activity in children. In Preparation.

Barreira, T., Renfrow, M., Kang, M., & Tseh, W. The validity of 7-site skinfold measurements taken by
exercise science students. Under Review with the International Journal of Sports Medicine.

Renfrow, M., Barreira, T., Kang, M., & Tseh, W. The validity of 7-site skinfold measurements taken by
exercise science students. Accepted for presentation at the National American Association for Health
Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Meeting.

HONORS

Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in Health and Human Performance
recipient, Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

1st Place - Middle Tennessee State University - University Wide Scholar's Day
1st Prize, Poster Presentation Graduate Student Winner, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University, 2008

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

ACSM, NSCA, AAHPERD (AAPAR, Research Consortium) Member
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2007-present)
CPR/AED Certified
ACSM-PCPFS State Demonstration Center Coordinator for Tennessee (2009-2010)
Member of MTU's Institutional Review Board (2009-2010)
Reviewer for the International Journal of Exercise Science (2008-present)
Reviewer for the Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport journal (2011-present)
HHP Departmental Committee on Developing National and International attention (2009-2010)
HHP Departmental Graduate Faculty Committee (2009-2010)
Exercise physiology abstract reviewer for the 2011 National AAHPERD Conference • Guest speaker on Youth Resistance Training for the TN chapter of the NSCA (2010)
Guest speaker on physical activity and physical fitness for religious organizations (2010-present)
Grant reviewer for AAHPERD (2011)

CURRENT VOLUNTEER ROLES

Sunday school teacher and member at Faith Baptist Church, Marion, IN

Member, Garfield Neighborhood Association, Marion, IN

Assistant coach/goalkeeper coach for the Men's and Women's Soccer Teams of Taylor University

Others