John Smith, Ph.D.
John Smith, an associate professor in the College of Education & Kinesiology, earned a Ph.D. in 2004 in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University after completing his dissertation entitled "Assessment of Physical Activity Levels in 3rd and 4th Grade Children Using Pedometers during Physical Education Class." He also earned a B.S. at the University of the Texas at San Antonio (1992) and an M.S. at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1995).
Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M University-San Antonio in January of 2008, Dr. Smith was an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville for three-and-a-half years and a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville for two years. Dr. Smith is also a Texas certified physical education teacher and taught at the elementary level while completing his dissertation.
Dr. Smith's research interests include the use of pedometers in assessing physical activity levels of children, assessment of physical fitness in children, as well as the effects of ergogenic aids on adult's exercise performance. He has also had the opportunity to be involved in community outreach projects that involve training first-time triathletes as well as teaching in weight management clinics. He is currently a member of the ACSM and the ICHPERD, as well as several state-level organizations. Dr. Smith is also a Health Fitness Specialist certified through ACSM.