Hermann-Josef Engels

Hermann-Josef  Engels
Professor - Exercise Physiology

4310 FAB Bldg.

Office Hours: Fall 2019 Semester

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00am-10:30am

Tuesday and Thursday:10:30am-11:30am

also by individual appointment and email
313-577-5896

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (1989) - Exercise Physiology / Movement Science Education
Florida State University, Tallahasee, FL

Master of Science (1984) - Physical Education / Sports Medicine
Florida International University, Miami, FL

Bachelor of Science (1983) - Physical Education
Florida International University, Miami, FL

Vordiplom (1981) - Sportwissenschaft; German Sport University (Deutsche Sporthochschule), Cologne, Germany

Research Interests

My research program focuses on the examination of the acute and chronic physiological response to exercise and physical activity in humans. I am committed to advancing the existing body of scientific knowledge about how exercise and physical activity can affect health and functional abilities in pediatric and adult populations. Current and past areas of scholarly pursuit include...

- youth and sports

- the link between exercise, mucosal immunity, and upper respiratory tract infections

- the study of nutritional aspects of exercise (caffeine, ginseng, echinacea)

- the interaction between exercise and sleep

My students and I also regularly conduct experiments that serve to address a range of other clinically relevant topics. Examples of past research projects in this area include examinations of the feasibility of advanced technologies (e.g., body core temperature capsules, thoracic impedance cardiography) for exercise studies, the efficacy of  selected devices designed to modulate exercise responses (e.g., fitness vests, mouthgards), and the effects of different warm-up procedures on performance outcomes.  

Courses Taught

  • Physiology of Exercise I
  • Physiology of Exercise II
  • Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • Lifestyle Fitness Activities Program (Weight Training and Fitness)

Awards

  •  2009
    AAHPERD Midwest District Scholar Award
  • 1996
    Fellow, AAHPERD Research Consortium
  • 1995
    Fellow, ACSM

 

Presentations

  •  SIgA and upper respiratory syndrome during a college cross country season
    Fahlman, M., *Engels, H.-J.*, & Hall, H.L. 6 2017 ACSM, Denver, CO
  • Salivary IgA responses to graded maximal exercise (VO2max) testing in healthy adolescent females
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Adedugbe, O.E., Fahlman, M.M., & Yarandi, H.E. 5 2014 ACSM, Orlando, FL
  • Effects of acute caffeine intake on Wingate test performance in a creatine supplemented state
    Seaton, A., Marks, C.R.C., Seaton M.J., *Engels, H-J.*, & Hew-Butler, T. 5 2013 ACSM, Indianapolis, IN
  • Acute and chronic effects of exercise on salivary IgA and URTI in post menopausal women
    Sloan, C.A., *Engels, H.-J.*, Fahlman, M.M., Yarandi, H.N. & Davis, J.E. 6 2011 ACSM, Denver, CO.
  • Body warming prior to bedtime fails to affect subjective sleep quality and bedtime/daytime sleepiness
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Davis, J.E., Yarandi, H.N., & Galloway, T. 5 2012 ACSM, San Francisco, CA
  • Core body temperature and the symptom of sleep disruption
    Davis, J., *Engels, H-J.*, & Yarandi, H. 3 2009 33rd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society (MWNRS) Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2009 AAHPERD Midwest District Scholar Lecture - Ginseng and Exercise: Past, Present, and Future
    *Engels, H.-J.* 11 2009 MAHPERD, Traverse City, MI.
  • Physical activity, work capacity, body composition, and stress: their relationship to sleep in postmenopausal women.
    Sammut, L., Thaxton, S., Davis, J., Yarandi, H., & *Engels, H.-J.* 5 2007 ACSM, New Orleans, LA.
  • Effects of panax ginseng on rest, exercise, and post-exercise recovery hemodynamics in healthy college males.
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Lohcham, N.S., & Elmore, N.S. 5 2007 ACSM, New Orleans, LA.
  • Somatotype, body composition, and bioenergetic profile of high caliber male and female youth soccer players
    White, R.J., & *Engels, H.-J.* 6 2007 ACSM, New Orleans, LA.
  • Ginseng and exercise: A summary of recent research findings from the United States
    *Engels, H.-J.* 6 2007 2007 International Sports Academic Forum, Shandong University, Jinan, China. (Conference Keynote Address).
  • Utility of an ingestible capsule for core temperature measurements during active and passive body warming
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Yarandi, H., & Davis, J. 5 2008 ACSM, Indianapolis, IN.
  • In search of a relationship between body mass index classification and balance acquisition
    Benedict, R.J., Qin, L., *Engels H.-J.*, & Erbaugh, S. 4 2009 AAHPERD, Tampa, FL.
  • Comparison of selected warm-up procedures in young female soccer players
    *Engels, H.-J.*, White, R.L., & Lai, Q. 4 2009 AAHPERD, Tampa, FL.
  • Place kicking kinematics following static and dynamic stretching warm-ups in young female soccer players
    Pius, R., White, R.L., Lai, Q., & *Engels, H.-J.* 5 2009 ACSM, Seattle, WA.
  • Acute effects of dental appliances on upper and lower isokinetic muscle function
    Dau, N, Sherman, D., Bolander R., Bir C., & *Engels, H.-J.* 8 2009 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Predictability of anthropometric factors on two balance tests in children
    Benedict, Jr., R.J., Lai, Q., Li G., Yu, H., & *Engels H.-J.* 6 2010 ACSM, Baltimore, MD.
  • Effects of selected body warming interventions on objective sleep characteristics in women with insomnia
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Davis, J.E., Yarandi, H.N., & Galloway T. 6 2010 ACSM, Baltimore, MD.
  • Sleep, sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness in estrogen deficient post-menopausal women
    Davis, J.E., *Engels, H.-J.*, Yarandi, H.N. & Padiyar, J.P. 6 2010 SLEEP 2010 - 24th APSS Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX.

 

Publications

  •  Salivary immunoglobulin A in healthy adolescent females: effects of maximal exercise, physical activity, body composition, and diet
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Kendall, B.J, Fahlman, M., Gothe, N., & Bourbeau, K.C. 2018 Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 58 (7-8):1096-1101
  • SIgA and upper respiratory syndrome during a college cross country season
    Fahlman, M.M., *Engels, H.-J.*, & Hall, H. 2017 Sports Medicine International Open 1: E188-E194
  • Race Walking - A Sport Not Just for Olympic Athletes
    Yu, H, *Engels, H.-J*, & Lai Q 2011 MAHPERD Journal Fall
  • Effects of exercise on S-IgA and URS in postmenopausal women
    Sloan, C.A., *Engels, H.-J.*, Fahlman, M.M., Yarandi, H.N. & Davis, J.E. 1 2013 International Journal of Sports Medicine 34
  • Effect of caffeine on LT, VT, and HRVT
    Karapetian, G.K., *Engels, H.-J.*, Gretebeck K.A., & Gretebeck, R.J. 7 2012 International Journal of Sports Medicine 33(7)
  • School physical education, physical activity, and fitness: their relationship to student learning - an update
    Harrington, S. & *Engels, H.-J.* 2009 MAHPERD Journal, Spring,
  • Current views on static stretching as part of a pre-exercise warm-up routine
    *Engels, H-J.*, & White, R. 2007 MAHPERD Journal, Winter,
  • Effects of ginseng supplementation on supramaximal exercise performance and short-term recovery
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Kolokouri, I., & Wirth, J.C. 2001 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 15(3)
  • Changes in preadolescents' Stage of Change for exercise behavior following "Healthy Kids 2000 - Get With It."
    Cardinal, B.J., *Engels, H.-J.*, & Smouter, J. 2001 American Journal of Medicine & Sports 3
  • Bench/step training with and without extremity loading: Effects on muscular fitness, body composition profile, and psychological affect
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Currie, J., Lueck, C., & Wirth, J. C. 2002 Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 42(1)
  • Selected Papers (prior to 2010)
    2010
  • Effects of ginseng on secretory IgA, performance and recovery from exhausting interval exercise
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Fahlman, M.M., & Wirth, J.C. 2003 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 35(4)
  • Panax ginseng not an effective ergogenic aid
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Fahlman, M.M., & Wirth, J.C. 2003 Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 8(4)
  • Comparison of mucosal IgA response to intense interval exercise in male and female active adults
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Fahlman, M.M., Morgan, A.L., & Formolo, L. 2004 Journal of Exercise Physiology 7(5)
  • Mucosal IgA and URTI in American college football players: a year longitudinal study.
    Fahlman, M.M., & *Engels, H.-J.* 2005 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 37(3)
  • Effects of caffeine on linear and nonlinear measures of heart rate variability before and after exercise
    Yeragani, V.K., Krishnan, S., *Engels, H.-J.*, & Gretebeck, R. 2005 Depression and Anxiety 21(3)
  • Promoting healthful diets and exercise: efficacy of a 12-week after-school program in urban African Americans
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Gretebeck, R., Gretebeck, K., & Jimenez, L. 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association 105(3)
  • Echinacea purpurea and mucosal Immunity.
    Hall, H.L., Fahlman, M.M., *Engels, H.-J.* 2007 International Journal of Sports Medicine 28 (9)
  • REE and DOMS following full-body resistance exercise with an eccentric concentration
    Hackney, K.J., *Engels, H.-J.*, & Gretebeck, R.J. 2008 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 22(5)
  • Use of heart rate variability to estimate lactate threshold. and ventilatory threshold
    Karapetian, G., *Engels, H.-J.*, Gretebeck, R. 2008 International Journal of Sports Medicine 29(8)
  • Utility of an ingestible capsule for core temperature measurements during body warming
    *Engels, H.-J.*, Yarandi, H.N. & Davis J.E. 2009 Journal of Exercise Physiology 12(1)