Jason P. Shurley is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He previously served as the director of the kinesiology program at Concordia University-Texas. An NSCA-certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a BOC-Certified Athletic Trainer, he has also worked as a strength coach or athletic trainer in professional baseball, football, and hockey.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology - Sport Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
The history of physical culture, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
Shurley, J., Felkar, V., Greviskes, L. & Todd, J. (2020). Historical and Social Considerations of Strength Training for Female Athletes. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 42(4), 22–35.
Shurley, J., Ednie, A. & Rudebeck, T. (2020). Strength and Conditioning Practices of Head Coaches of Male and Female Interscholastic Sport Team. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(7), 1894–1902.
Shurley, J. (2020). Stronger is Better: Gale Gillingham, the Weight-Trained Packer All-Pro. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34(5), 1201–1212.
Shurley, J. (2020). How About Some Muscle?: C.H. McCloy and Strength Training Research at the University of Iowa, 1940-1959. Annals of Iowa, 79(1), 57–84.
Shurley, J., Todd, J. & Todd, T. (2019). Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation that Transformed Sports. Austin: University of Texas Press. (View)
Certificate of Recognition - Throne & Aldrich Academic History Award, State Historical Society of Iowa (2021)
Shortlisted for the North American Society for Sports History 2020 Monograph Prize, North American Society for Sport History (2020)
From forbidden to mandatory: The evolution of strength training for sport, University of Texas at Austin; Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, Austin, TX (2019)