Assistant Professor Todd C. Shoepe received his B.S. degree in Fitness Program Management and his M.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from Oregon State University. He earned the Ed.D. degree in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. He has been at Loyola Marymount University since 2005. He is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also an active member in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, American Association of Anatomists, and Sigma Xi.
His current research interests fall along two lines. The first, examining the efficacy of variable resistance exercise in the form of combined elastic band plus free-weight resistance exercise. In the past year, collaboration with Dr. Vejarano in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science set out to create a means of volume quantification that would allow practitioners easier access to their client data in the best interest of optimal training prescription. Current work is attempting to quantify the loading consistency of elastic resistance bands with varying thicknesses and manufacturers.
A second area of interest is in measuring the effectiveness of technologically supported innovations in the classroom. Specifically, this novel, digital, laboratory atlas project designed to support constructivist learning was shown to improve student performance on a standardized final laboratory practical examination. The success of the assignment is likely due to the promotion of constructive, collaborative, self-directed, and contextual learning opportunities for students.