Valerie Wherley, Ph.D., EP-C, CPT

Valerie Wherley, Ph.D., EP-C, CPT

Clinical Asst Professor/Undergrad Clinical Coor.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP), 2015
  • National American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM), 2010
  • American College of Sports Medicine Member (ACSM), 2009
  • New England American College of Sports Medicine Member (NEACSM), 2009


Degrees and Certifications

    • B.S., Exercise Science, University of Maine, 1995
    • M.S., Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Maine, 1997
    • Ph.D., (ABD), Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, 2002
    • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Connecticut, 2004


    • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), 2015
    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), 2015
    • NASM Youth Exercise Specialist (YES), 2013

Teaching Responsibilities

    • EX 100 Introduction to Exercise Science
    • EX 299 Health & Fitness: An Irish Perspective
    • EX 320 Special Application of Exercise
    • EX 366 Clinical Rotations
    • EX 367 Internship
    • EX 399 Seminar: Pediatric Obesity 

Research Interests and Grants

    • Pediatric Obesity
    • Exercise with children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
    • Service Learning


Publications and Presentations

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    Poster Presentation

    Collins, V.A., T.P. Scheett, J.L. VanHeest, C.M. Maresh, and D.M. Cooper. Relationship between VO2 and heart rate in nonsteady states of exercise in children. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April, 2000.


    "A Successful fusion of an Undergraduate Exercise Science Curriculum and Service Learning Objectives" NEACSM, Nov., 2011

    "Implementation of a Clinical Education Model Across Academic Disciplines" Higher Education Pedagogy Conference, Virginia Tech, February 2013

Valerie Wherley

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Exercise Science
    Ctr for Healthcare Education CHCE*N255
    College of Health Professions
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