Mike Rebold, PhD, CSCS


Mike Rebold, PhD, CSCS, is an Associate Professor at Hiram College where some of his favorite classes to teach are Physiology of Muscular Activity and Exercise, Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations, and Kinesiology and Applied Biomechanics. Before Mike found his passion for academia, he was a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Browns where he spent two seasons.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace University while studying Exercise Science. Upon graduating, Mike then went on to study Exercise Physiology at The University of Akron to earn his master’s degree. Finally, Mike then went on to earn his doctorate degree at Kent State University while studying Exercise Physiology.

Mike’s areas of research interest include investigating the effects of technology on physical activity and/or exercise, pediatric physical activity and/or exercise behaviors, and sports performance. 

Below are links to some of Mike’s publications:

  1.  Barkley, JE, Vucetic, H, Leone, D, Mehta, B, Rebold, MJ, Kobak, MS, Carnes, A, Farnell, GS. Increased physical activity and reduced pain with spinal cord stimulation: a 12-month study. International Journal of Exercise Science: doi: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss3/20, 1583-1594, 2020.
  2. Rebold, MJ, Kobak, MS, Croall, CA, Cumberledge, EA, Dirlam, MT, Sheehan, TP. The impact of cell phone texting during aerobic exercise on measures of cognition. International Journal of Exercise Science: doi: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol12/iss5/9, 646-656, 2019.
  3. Kobak, MS, Rebold, MJ, Buser, SL, Kappler, RM, Otterstetter, R. The effects of medicine ball training on bat swing velocity of prepubescent softball players. International Journal of Exercise Science: doi: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol11/iss4/2, 75-83, 2018.
  4. Kobak, MS, Lepp, A, Rebold, MJ, Faulkner, H, Martin, S, Barkley, JE. The effect of the presence of an internet-connected mobile tablet computer on physical activity behavior in children. Pediatric Exercise Science: doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2017-0051, 150-156, 2018.
  5. Rebold, MJ, Croall, CA, Cumberledge, EA, Sheehan, TP, Dirlam, MT. The impact of different cell phone functions and their effects on postural stability. Performance Enhancement & Health: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2016.11.004, 98-102, 2017.
  6. Rebold, MJ, Lepp, A, Kobak, MS, McDaniel, J, Barkley, JE. The effect of parental involvement on children’s physical activity. The Journal of Pediatrics: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.072, 206-210, 2016.
  7. Rebold, MJ, Sheehan, T, Dirlam, M, Maldonado, T, O’Donnell, D. The impact of cell phone texting on the amount of time spent exercising at different intensities. Computers in Human Behavior 55(Part A): doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.09.005, 167-171, 2016.
  8. Rebold, MJ, Lepp, A, Sanders, GJ, Barkley, JE. The impact of cell phone use on the intensity and liking of a bout of treadmill exercise. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0125029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125029, 2015.

In addition to Mike’s commitment to teaching and research, he is also actively involved in several professional organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Mike’s service to these committee’s is to assist in the advancement of research, education, and practice as it relates to the fields of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine.

Finally, it may be hard to believe that Mike has time for hobbies, but in his spare time Mike enjoys working out, playing a pick-up game of Ultimate frisbee, and watching a good movie and/or TV series.