Kenneth E Sparks (Ken), PhD
||Health and Human Performance
||2121 Euclid Ave. PE B60, Cleveland, OH 44115
|Treatment of cardiovascular disease,
| Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, Indiana University, 1975
M.A., Physical Education/Biology, Ball State University, 1970
B.S., Physical Education/Biology, Ball State University, 1967
|Dr. Sparks is Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Cleveland State University. He also directs the faculty staff Fitness for life program on campus and have been the Project Administrator for the National Youth Sports Program.
His areas of research include: 1. The treatment of cardiovascular disease. I have published several studies regarding the delivery and effectiveness of transtelephonic monitoring of cardiac patients during rehabilitation. He was a member of the committee appointed by the American Association for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, for writing the Position Stand for telemedicine use in cardiac rehabilitation programs. 2. He has developed computerized programs for monitoring cardiac rehabilitation patients and their outcomes. This program monitors progress in clinical and behavioral areas during rehabilitation. Over 500 hospitals nationwide use this program. His passion has always been running, and he has written two books on training and fitness for runners.
|Creative and Activities:|
|Dr. Sparks works with various Research and Development groups in the community for development of products used in the rehabilitation and exercise industry. He is currently working with Orbital Research Inc. in developing a garment capable of monitoring physiological functions of astronauts during space travel for NASA. He ism also working with the ScottCare Corporation with counter pulsation in the treatment of athletic injuries.|
|1. Study of cardiovascular disease
c. Risk factors involved in development of cardiovascular disease
a. Utilization of transtelephonic monitoring of cardiopulmonary patients
3. Patient outcomes
a. Individual patient outcomes
b. Group outcomes
Physiology of Exercise
Laboratory Techniques of Physiology
Mechanical Analysis of Human Movement
Metabolic Adaptation to Stress
Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease
Study and Nature of Disease
Human Performance II
Physiology of Aging
|American College of Sports Medicine
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine
|1993 - present Cleveland State University
Dept. of Health, Physical Education,Recreation, and Dance
1990 - 1993 Cleveland State University
Dept. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
1985 - 1990 Saint Vincent Charity Hospital and Health Center, Cleveland, OH
Director of Clinical Program Development
1983 - 1985 Saint Vincent Charity Hospital and Health Center, Cleveland, OH
Director of Rehabilitation Care
1980 - 1983 Olympia Fitness Center, Solon, OH
1975 - 1979 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1974 - 1975 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1973 - 1974 Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Instructor and Research Associate
1967 - 1969 Storer Junior High School, Muncie, IN
|University Committee on Athletics, 2003-2005
University Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2005-2006
University Faculty Senate, 2002-present
Undergraduate Petitions Committee, College of Education 1998-Present
Chairman Search Committee for Professor in Exercise Science, HPERD 1999.
Search Committee member for Professor in Health Education, HPERD 1999.
Chairman Search Committee for Visiting Professor in Sports Management, HPERD 1998
Search Committee member for Associate Dean of Student/Alumni Affairs and External Relations. 1997.
Search Committee member for Wellness Director, Student Life, 1996.
University Faculty Professional Leave Advisory Committee 1998-2000
University Committee on Athletics, 1996 -1998
Peer Review Committee, College of Education 1995-1998.
PAC, College of Education, 1994
University Faculty Senate, 1992-1994.
Undergraduate Affairs Committee, College of Education, 1991-1993
Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 1990 -1996
|Orbital Research Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
Development of Dry electrode technology, 2004-present
Mayfield Publishing, Textbook Review, 2003
Scott Fetzer Company, Cleveland, OH, 1988 - present.
Mayfield Publishing, Textbook Review, 2001
ScottCare Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Development of Patient outcomes software, 1998
Allyn & Bacon Publishing Company, Boston,
Textbook Review, 1997
Williams & Wilkins Publishing Company, Baltimore, MA
Exercise Physiology Lab Manual Review, 1995.
Rodal Press Publishing Company, Emmaus, PA
Book Review, 1993
Lea & Febiger Publishing Company, Malvern, PA
Textbook Review, 1992
Mosby Publishing Company, St. Louis, MO
Textbook Review, 1992.
|Advisory Board, WellCorp, Cleveland Ohio
Consultant, Orbital Research Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Consultant, ScottCare Corp, Cleveland, Ohio
Member of Planning Committee, Northern Ohio Chapter of Leukemia Society, 1996-2000
Coach for Team in Training, Northern Ohio Chapter of Leukemia Society, 1996-2000
Affiliate member of Medical Staff, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, 1985-1990
|ScottCare Corp. Effect of Counterpulsation on Delayed onset of Muscle Soreness, 2007
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2005
Cleveland State University Healthy Campus 2004 Reducing Student Health Risks, Funded by Cleveland Management and Administrative Staff Collaborative Grant Program, 2004
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2004
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2003
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2002
Cleveland Diocese, Summer Lunch Program for NYSP, 2002
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2001
Department of Agriculture, Supplemental funding for NYSP, 2001
Saint Anne Foundation, 2001
Saint Lukes Foundation, 2001
Trinity Cathedral, 2001
Minority Affairs Cleveland State University, 2001
National Youth Sports Program, Funded by NCAA, 2000
Department of Agriculture, Supplemental funding for NYSP, 2000
Sisters of Charity, Supplemental funding for NYSP, 2000
Equipment for Fit for Life Program, Funded by Continuing Education, Cleveland
Manuscript Preparation Grant, Funded by Allyn & Bacon, 1997.
Research Grant Transtelephonic Monitoring, Funded by Scott Care Corp., 1997.
Research Grant Transtelephonic Monitoring of Cardiopulmonary Patients, funded by Scott Care Corp., 1996.
Research Grant Transtelephonic Utilization, Funded by Scott Care Corp., 1995.
Exercise Physiology Laboratory Equipment Grant, funded by Scott Fetzer Company, 1994 $2800.00
Exercise Physiology Laboratory Equipment Grant, funded by Scott Fetzer Company, 1993. $6000.00
Development of Data Base of Hospitals Using transtelephonic Exercise Monitoring, funded by Scott Fetzer Company 1992.
Exercise Physiology Laboratory Equipment Grant, funded by Scott Fetzer Company, 1991. $9,000.00
Changes in Blood-Pressure Associated with Weight Management of Obese Persons, funded by Cleveland Research Institute, 1989.
Comparisons of In-home vs. Hospital-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, funded by Scott Fetzer Company, 1989.