Stephen Glass

Stephen Glass

Professor, Exercise Science

Office: KHS 4417
Phone: (616) 331-8563
Email: [email protected]

Fall 2023 Office Hours: Tues/Thur 1:00p-2:00p, Mon/Wed by appointment, Sundays after 5:00p on Zoom. Please contact CLAS advising with urgent issues at [email protected]  or (616) 331-8585 or the Movement Science Office at [email protected] or (616) 331-3515.


B.S. Exercise Science, North Dakota State University
M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Ball State University
Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Southern Illinois University

Research Interests:
Perception of effort during exercise and self-selection of exercise
Muscle activation during training using electromyography
Instability and muscular compensation
Effect of different training methods on muscle performance

Recent Publications:

Glass, S. Muscle Activation and Torso Movement During Exercise Using Novel Fiberglass Resistance Poles. The Open Sport Sciences Journal. 14: December 2021.

Glass S., Ahmad S. *, Gabler T. * Effect of a 2-week strength training learning intervention on self-selected weight training intensity. (*undergraduate student)  J. Strength and Cond Res. 34 (9): September 2020

Dondzilla C, & Glass S. Currency for Retirement: Investing in Physical Capital ACSM Health Fitness Journal. September/October 2019

Glass, S and Remski L* Novel Fiberglass Resistance Pole Training Implement: Reference Values for Exercise Prescription. (*undergraduate student)  Biomedical J. of Science and Technology Res. 11(3): 1-5. 2018.

Glass, SC., and Albert R.* Compensatory Muscle Activation During Unstable Overhead Squat Using a Water-Filled Training Tube J. Strength and Cond Res. 32(5) 1230-1237, 2018 

Glass SC, *Blanchette TW, *Karwan LA,*Pearson SS, *O’Neil AP, *Karlik DA Core muscle activation during unstable bicep curl using a water-filled instability tube.  J. Strength and Cond Res. 30(11): 3212-3219 ( * undergraduate students) 2016

*Couture, G.,* Karlik, D., Glass, S., Hatzel B. Effect of Foam rolling on hamstring range of motion. The Open Orthopaedics Journal.  Vol 9: 381-386 2015. ( * undergraduate students)

Courses Taught 
MOV 304 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
EXS 320 Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXS 465 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
EXS 470 Exercise for Special Populations
EXS 495 Professionalism in Exercise Science

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