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Pamela Swan

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Asc Dir (FSC) & Asc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Asc Dir (FSC) & Asc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography
Pamela D. Swan, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Exercise and Wellness Programs
Director, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness PhD Program
Education
  • PhD - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1991
  • MS - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1987
  • BA - University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
Recent Publications
  • Gabriel, K., McClain, J., Lee, C., Swan, PD, Alvar, B., Mitros, M., & Ainsworth, B. (2009). The evaluation of physical activity measures used in middle-aged women, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41(7):1401-1412.
  • Benton, MJ, Swan, PD (2009). Influences on energy expenditure in women after an acute bout of resistance exercise" European Journal of Sport Science. 9: 213-218.
  • Benton, MJ, Swan, PD (2007). Effect of protein ingestion on energy expenditure and substrate utilization after resistance exercise in middle-aged women. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Metabolism, 17:544-555.
  • White, A., Johnston, C.S., Swan, PD, Tjonn, S.L. & Sears, B (2007). Blood ketones are directly related to fatigue and perceived effort during exercise in overweight adults adhering to low carbohydrate diets for weight loss: a pilot study. ournal of the American College of Nutrition, 107:1792-1796.
  • Johnston, C.S., Beezhold, B., Mostow, B. & Swan, PD (2007). Plasma vitamin C is inversely related to body mass index and waist circumference but not to plasma adiponectin in nonsmoking adults. Journal of Nutrition, 137(7):1757-62.
Research Interests

Exercise and Obesity and Health, Exercise and Resting Metabolism, Exercise and Chronic Disease (Metabolic Syndrome), Exercise and Severe Weight Loss (Post Bariatric Surgery), Obesity and Regional Adiposity and Health and Disease

Current/Recent Grants and Projects
  • Johnston, C and Swan, PD. (2005-2006). Title: Impact of Vitamin C Status on Fat Oxidation, Adiponectin Concentrations and Body Mass. Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Sponsor: General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Direct Amount: $50,000.
  • Johnston, C.S. & Swan, PD. (2004-2005). Title: Evaluation of the efficacy and healthfulness of two popular high protein diets: "Atkins" versus "The Zone." Role: Co-PI. Sponsor: The Barry Sears Foundation, Direct Amount: $50,000.
Honors/Awards
  • President Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (SWACSM). 2004-2007
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, (FACSM), 1997.
  • Fellow of the Obesity Society, (FOS), 1996 (Formally known as the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO).
Research Activity
  • Swan,Pamela D*. Effect of Wii Fit Intervention on Balance in Older Women. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED(7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  • Der Ananian,Cheryl*, Swan,Pamela D. Evaluation of Abundant Life Wellness' Falls Prevention Program. AZ AHEC(7/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  • Johnston,Carol S*, Swan,Pamela D. The Impact of Vitamin C Status on Fat Oxidation, Adiponectin Concentrations, and Body Mass. GENL MILLS/BELL INST OF HEALTH(5/1/2005 - 4/30/2006).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. VALIDATION OF AIR DISPLACEMENT PLETHYSMOGRAPHY IN WRESTLERS. LIFE MEAS. INC(5/14/2001 - 10/31/2001).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. SUSTAINABLE EXERCISE & CHD RISK IN WOMEN. BrightFocus(4/1/1999 - 9/30/2000).
  • Swan,Pamela D*. EXERCISE & DISEASE RISK IN WOMEN WITH REGIONAL ADIPOSITY. AMER COLLEGE OF SPORTS MED(7/1/1996 - 9/30/1997).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 584Internship
EXW 590Reading and Conference
EXW 592Research
EXW 593Applied Project
EXW 595Continuing Registration
EXW 597Capstone Project
EXW 598Special Topics
EXW 599Thesis
EXW 692Research
EXW 792Research
EXW 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 493Honors Thesis
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 410Obesity Persp and Prescip
EXW 420Exercise Testing
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784Internship
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 494Special Topics
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 494Special Topics
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 420Exercise Testing
EXW 535Adv Exercise & Prescription
EXW 784Internship