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Dr. H. Scott Kieffer

Dr. H. Scott Kieffer

Professor of Health and Exercise Science
kieffer@messiah.edu

Courses Taught:

  • HEXS 101 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science
  • HEXS 225 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 
  • HPED 321 Kinesiology (Basic Biomechanics)
  • HEXS 360 Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • BIOL 386  Human Anatomy (w/ cadaver dissection)


Professional Activities:

  • Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM)
  • Past-President of MARC-ACSM
  • National American College of Sports Medicine (multiple committees)
  • Past-President of the Exercise Physiology Academy (National AAHPERD)
  • Past-Chair of the Research Committees of MARC-ACSM and PSAHERD

Current Research Interests:

  • The effects of caffeine on exercise performance
  • Balance and stability in the elderly
  • Comparison of oxygen consumption and metabolism for different exercise modalities
  • Testing new exercise equipment
  • Exercise and fatigue 

Publications:


Kieffer, H.S. and Roberts, J.M. Interactive Exercise Physiology – Textbook – Under Contract, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

Kieffer, H.S., Attanasi, M., Veacock, D., Korkuch, L. (2013). The effects of a short-term novel aquatic exercise program on functional strength and performance of older adults, International Journal of Exercise Science, 5(4), 321-333.

Miller, D.K., Kieffer, H.S., Kemp, H.E., Torres, S.E. (2011). Off-season physiological profiles of elite NCAA DIII male soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(6), 1508-13.

Kieffer, H.S. (2008). Hogwash or hogzilla: Myths and truths from exercise physiology. Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79(8), 23-26

Kieffer, H.S. (2007). Body image: Effects on males. In C.J. Orjala Serrao & S.C. Stanley (Eds.), Faith and gender equity: Lesson plans across the college curriculum (pp. 209-215). Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Unick, J., Kieffer, H.S., Cheeseman, W. Feeney, A., (2005). The acute effects of static and ballistic stretching on vertical jump performance in trained women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(1), 206-212.

Published Abstracts:


Ogden, K., Haak, J.L., Kieffer, H.S., Marlowe, N. (2013). Caffeine improves anaerobic performance in a 90-s Wingate test in habitual caffeine users, The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), 27, lb776.

Marlowe, N., Flanick, K., Rohrer, D., Burtnett, L., Kieffer, H.S. (2013). Comparing the effect of overspeed training on NCAA Division III lacrosse athletes, International Journal of Exercise Science, 9(1), 48.

Ogden, K., Haak, J.L., Kieffer, H.S., Marlowe, N. (2013). The Effects of Caffeine on Maximal Anaerobic Exercise, International Journal of Exercise Science, 9(1), 60.

Phipps, J., Miller, S., Voran, S., Lister, M., Kieffer, H.S. (2013). Comparing physiological responses while walking on a standard motorized treadmill and curve treadmill, International Journal of Exercise Science, 9(1), 63.

Hendricks, B., Kieffer, H.S., Haak, J.L. (2012) The effects of caffeine on long-term anaerobic performance, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(5) Supplement, 2974.

Kieffer, H.S., Babcock, M., Keen, K., Gotchel, A., Petterman, E., Mellinger, K. (2011). Comparison of Physiological Parameters Following the Bike-Run Transition During with and without the use of  Compression Socks, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 43(5) Supplement, 974.

Jenkins, N., Kieffer, H.S. (2011). Short Term Functional Training Program During a Pre-Season Baseball Program Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 44(5) Supplement, 1576.

Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Hiserote, K., Evans, S. (2010). The effects of differing post-exercise drinks on EPOC, substrate utilization, and energy expenditure. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 42(5) Supplement, 760.

Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Abbe, S., Erdmann, A., Will, R. (2008). Accuracy of  the ArcTrainer for the estimation of energy expenditure.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40(5) Supplement, 1216.

Miller, D.K., Kieffer, H.S., Delp, M., Thomas, K., Conway, J. (2006). Predicting VO2max for college soccer and field hockey players using the Pacer Fitness Test. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 38(5) Supplement, S232.

Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Varner, B., Orr, S., Trabulsi, G. (2006).  Comparison of deep water running and treadmill running at a predetermined RPE in middle aged men.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 38(5) Supplement, S487-488.

Kieffer, H.S., Cheesman, W., Heck, K., Hess, K, Oden, J, D’Aquino, L.  (2005).  The effects of a 13-week walking program on static and dynamic balance in elderly women.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10th Measurement and Evaluation Conference Proceedings; available online at http://www.humankinetics.com/JPAH/journalAbout.cfm

Kieffer, H.S., Heck, K. (2005).  Comparing Machine-based weight training and functional training programs on selected parameters of Strength and performance.  Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 37(5), S, 37(5), S182.

Miller, D.K., Kieffer, H.S., Hansen-Kieffer, K.M., Heck, K. (2004). Changes in hamstring flexibility following supervised and unsupervised stretching programs. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 36(5) Supplement, S356.

Professional Presentations: 


"Comparison of Energy Expenditure During Wii running and Treadmill Running," Lankford, G., Cutting, S. Kieffer,, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2011.

“The Effects of Chocolate Milk Compared to a Carbohydrate Beverage on Performance in Female Distance Runners,” Veacock, D., Haak, J.L., and Kieffer, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2011.  (Research Award Finalist)

“The Effects of Caffeine on Long Anearobic Performance,” Hendricks, B., Haak, J.L. Kieffer, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2011.  (Research Award Finalist)

“Comparison of EPOC between Circuit Weight Training and Treadmill Running in Females,” Cutting, S., Schmelzer, M., Kieffer, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2011.

“Undergraduate Research from A – Z,” Kieffer, H.S. & Roberts, J. Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Seven Springs, PA, November 2010.

“Practical Intelligence in Health and Exercise Science – From Research to Practice,” Kieffer, H.S. & Roberts, J. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2010

"A Comparison of Various Methods of Core Body Temperature During Exercise," Sylvester, J., Zink, A., Kaufman, C., Miller, D., Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2009.

"Comparison of Metabolic Parameters at Different Intensities With and Without the Cooling Effect of a Fan." Kaufman, C., Sylvester, J., Zink, A., Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2009.

"Collegiate Teaching Styles: Tenure and Promotion from a Faculty Perspective," Kieffer, H.S. & Siconolfi, S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2009.

" Rest: Does the Drive for Efficiency Lead to Sufficiency?" Kieffer, H.S., The 32nd Annual Michael L. Pollock Christian Fellowship Luncheon for the American College of Sports Medicine Christian Fellowship, Seattle, WA, 2009.

All-Academy Symposium Keynote Address for NASPE: “Hogwash or Hogzilla,” Murgia, C.J (Delaware State), Griffin, J. (University of New Mexico-Albuquerque) Jensen, J. (University of Texas), Kieffer, H.S. (Messiah College), Belcher, D. (University of Alabama), Todd, T.J (University of Colorado-Denver). American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Fort Worth, TX, April 2008.

"Accuracy of the Cybex ® Arc Trainer in estimating energy expenditure," Will, R., Abbe, S., Erdman, A., Kieffer, H.S. Miller, D., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2007 and National ACSM, Indianapolis, IN, May 2008.

"Off-season Physiological Profiles of Elite NCAA Division III Male Soccer Players," Hoffman, R., Torres, S., Kemp, H., Miller, D., Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2007.

"Balance Scores: The Relationship Among Three Different Measures of Balance," Hedges, B., Schmelzer, C., Livingston, J., Korkuch, L., Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2007.

"Analyzing Predictors of Hyperinsulinemia in Obese American Children: A Retrospective Chart Review," (1)Evans, S., (2)Woodall-Ruff, D. (1)Messiah College, Grantham, PA, (2)Children’s Center for Nutrition and Exercise, Syracuse, NY. Faculty Mentor: (1) Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2007.

"The Accuracy of Pedometers at Various Walking Speeds in Older Adults," Cheesman, K., Eckmann, J,Rutt, J., Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November 2007.

“The Effects of Static Stretching on Muscular Power and Balance in Older Adults,” Looman, B., Zingaro, R., Kemble, J, Weaver, A. Cheesman, W., Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2006.

“The Effects of Downhill Walking on Power Production and Ground Reaction Force in Older Adults,” Westcott, M., Demtros, J., Woods, K., Neuman, Kieffer, H.S., M., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2006.

“Effects of Ascending and Descending Four Flights of Stairs on Force and Power Production in the Elderly,” Tygert, L., Schneider, P., Miller, D., Kieffer. H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2006.

“A Comparison of VO2,Heart Rate, Kilocalories, and RER between Walking and Jogging at a Rating of Prerceived Exertion of 13 for 1 Mile,” Mailloux, M., Peffer, A., Behnke, L., Hansen-Kieffer, K., Kieffer, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2006.

“Comparison of Deep Water Running and Treadmill Running at a Predetermined RPE in Middle Aged Men,” Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Varner, B., Trabulsi, G., Orr, S. American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, CO, June 2006.

“Validity and Reliability of Estimating VO2max from the Pacer Test in Female Collegiate Athletes,” Miller, D.K., Kieffer, H.S., Delp, S., Thomas, K., Conway, J., American College of Sports Medicine Convention, Denver, CO, June 2006.

“The Effects of the You Can! Program on Functional Abilities and Self-efficacy for Older Adults,” Mattson, E., Prescott, A., Hepkins, N., Kieffer, H.S. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2005.

“The Effects of an Acute bout of Static Stretching on Power in Trained Females over Time,” Everett, G., Hall, K, Thomas, M. Kieffer, H.S., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2005.

“An Investigation of Energy Expenditure During Isometric Video Game Play Using the Kilowatt Isometric Game Controller,” Prescott, A., Mattson, E., Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Drury, D., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2006.

“The Effects of Static Stretching on Power Performance in Trained and Untrained Women.” Cook, E., Kieffer, H.S., Cheesman, W. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Harrisburg, PA, November, 2005.

Comparing Machine-based Weight Training And Functional Training Programs On Selected Parameters Of Strength And Performance, H. Scott Kieffer and Ken Heck, American College of Sports Medicine National Convention, Nashville, TN, June, 2005

Effects of an 8-week low intensity water plyometric program on functional abilities of older adults, Attanasi, M, Kieffer, H.S., Chacon, M., Price, J., Feeney, A., Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine, Bushkill, PA, November 2005.

Impact of supervised and unsupervised flexibility programs on hamstring flexibility following a 12 week college general education fitness program. H. Scott Kieffer and Douglas K. Miller. American College of Sports Medicine National Convention, Indianapolis, IN, June, 2005.

“The Physiological Responses of HR and VO2 on the Treadmill and the Elliptical Trainer at an RPE of 13.” Unick, J., Kieffer, H.S., Hansen-Kieffer, K.M., Miller, D.K. Sauve, J. Swift, E. Pennsylvania State Association of Health Physical Education Recreation, and Dance. Lancaster, PA, November, 2003.

“The Effects of Time of Day on Exercise.” Cuddy, J. Kieffer, H.S., Miller, D.K., Hansen-Kieffer, K.M., Stauffer, K. Mid-Atlantic Region of the American College of Sports Medicine. Bushkill, PA. October, 2003. John Cuddy received the Undergraduate Student Research Award.

“The effects of a 13-week walking program on static and dynamic balance in elderly women.” H. Scott Kieffer, Wendy Cheesman, Ken Heck, Kelly Hess, Jessica Oden, Lauren D’Aquino. 10th Annual Measurement and Evaluation Symposium: Sponsored by AAALF and ACSM. Champaign, IL, October, 2003.

“Impact of supervised and unsupervised flexibility programs on hamstring flexibility following a 12 week college general education fitness program.” H. Scott Kieffer and Douglas K. Miller. Mid-Atlantic Region of the American College of Sports Medicine, Bushkill, PA, November, 2002.

“Leading a Physically Active Life: Practical Ways to Squeeze Exercise into any Schedule.” H. Scott Kieffer. The Bridge: Messiah College Magazine. Spring 2002.

“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: My Journey of Understanding the Human Body.” H. Scott Kieffer. Jubilee 2002, Coalition for Christian Outreach. Pittsburgh, PA, February, 2002.

“Performance Adaptations in Female Field Hockey Players During a 13 Week Competitive College Season.” Allison Harris, H. Scott Kieffer, Kristin Hansen-Kieffer, Ken Heck, and Wendy Cheesman. Eastern Association of the American Alliance Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Baltimore, MD, January, 2002.

“The Effect of Breath Right Nasal Strips on the Performance of Fire Fighters.” Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer and H. Scott Kieffer. Northland American College of Sports Medicine, St. Cloud, MN, April, 1999

"The Relationship Between Self-Reported and Electronically Attained Heart Rates Following the Rockport Walk Test," Kristin Hansen-Kieffer, Bryce Koelling, Joy Minning, and H. Scott Kieffer, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, St. Louis, MO, April, 1997.

“Comparison of VO2 and Heart Rate During Treadmill Exercise and Stairclimbing Exercise at Similar RPE's," D. Chad Lofing, Michelle Ward, Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer, and H. Scott Kieffer, Northland American College of Sports Medicine, St. Cloud, MN, 1997.

"Breaking the Use of Shame-based Motivation in Wellness and Physical Fitness: Subtleties that Paralyze and Numb a Receptive Heart," H. Scott Kieffer and Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities (Division of Health, Physical Education and Sport), Messiah College, June 96.

"Breaking the Use of Shame-based Motivation in Wellness Programming," H. Scott Kieffer and Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer, Association for Christians in Student Development, Bethel College, May 96.

"Comparison of Metabolic Variables During Treadmill and Underwater Treadmill Running," Jean Ecrich, Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer, H. Scott Kieffer, Sue Creel, American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Atlanta, GA, April l996.

"The Required Wellness Class: A Roundtable Discussion," H. Scott Kieffer, Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, and Dance, April 1995

"Eclectic Wellness," H. Scott Kieffer and Kristin M. Hansen-Kieffer, South Dakota Gerontology Association Annual GATE Conference, Sioux Falls, SD, April, 1994.

"The 'Whys' of Body Composition Assessment," H. Scott Kieffer, South Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. November, l989.

"Comparison of Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption from Treadmill, Bike, and Water Exercise," H.S. Kieffer, J.E. Donnelly, N.P. Pronk, D.J. Jacobsen, K. Hansen, Central States American College of Sports Medicine, Fayetteville, AR, October l987.

"Determination of Body Composition by Hydrostatic Weighing and Anthropometry in Pregnant Subjects," J.L. Bennett, J.E. Donnelly, H.S. Kieffer, Central States American College of Sports Medicine, Fayetteville, AR, October l987. (Also presented at national ACSM meeting in Baltimore, MD, l989). (Oral communication presented by Kieffer at national ACSM.)

"Comparison of Criteria Used to Select 'True' Underwater Weight During Hydrostatic Weighing at Residual Volume," Dale Bonge, Joseph E. Donnelly, and H. Scott Kieffer, American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Las Vegas, NV, April l987.

"The Relationship Between Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption Determined from a Treadmill, Bicycle, and Water Aerobic Tests," H.S. Kieffer, and Joseph E. Donnelly, Central District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Kansas City, MO, May l987.

"Effects of Ten Weeks of Water Aerobics on Physical Fitness Parameters of Middle-aged Females," H.S. Kieffer, Tim Thies, and Joseph E. Donnelly, Nebraska Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Grand Island, NE, October l986.

"Effects of Pre-submersion Dry Land Practice on Hydrostatic Weighing," Dale Bonge, H.S. Kieffer, and Joseph E. Donnelly, Central District College of Sports Medicine, Springfield, MO, l986. (Also published in Research Quarterly for Sport and Exercise.)

"Comparison Between Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption in Aerobic Water Exercises," Tim Thies, Joseph H. Donnelly, and H.S. Kieffer, Central District Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Casper, WY, l986.