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Department of Kinesiology

Professor, Catherine Jackson, Ph.D.

Educational Background:

Ph. D., University of Colorado, Boulder, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy Cognate

M.A., Chemistry - Montclair State University, N.J.

B.A., Chemistry/Physics, Minor-Biology - Montclair State University, N.J.


Jackson, C.G.R., Ed., (2001).  Nutrition and the Strength Athlete.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Jackson, C.G.R., Ed., (1995).  Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Recent Book Chapters (3 of 12):

Simonson, S. R. and Jackson, C.G.R.   “Endurance training,”  In J. Driskell (Ed.), Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age, 2009, 317-352.

Jackson, C.G.R.  “Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate,”  In J. Driskell (Ed.), Sports Nutrition: Fats and Proteins, 2007, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 187-200.

Jackson, C.G.R.  “Nutritional concerns of female recreational athletes,”  In D. Klimis-Zacas & I. Wolinsky (Eds.),  Nutritional Concerns of Women, 2nd Ed., 2004, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 397-417.


Strauch, S., Jackson, C.G.R., FACSM, Thompson, M.J., Moore, S., and Coles, M.C. “Comparing fall risk of older adults in a community-based fitness program to non-participants.”  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2014, 46(5),S,    

Fornal. J.R., Jackson, C.G.R., Anderson, T.R., and Greer, F.A.  “Effects of chocolate milk and a whey protein drink on muscle damage and performance.”  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2012, 44(5), S299.

Quesada, A.S., Jackson, C.G.R., FACSM, Greer, F.A.,and Anderson, T.R.  “Effects of L-arginine supplementation on upper body muscular strength in male recreational body builders.”  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011, 43(5), S406.

Simonson, S.R., and Jackson, C.G.R.  “Leukocytosis occurs in response to resistance exercise in men.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2004, 18(2):266-271.

NASA Research-Selected:

Chou, J.L., Leftheriotis, G.P.N., Stad, N.J., Arndt, N.F., Jackson, C.G.R., Simonson, S., Barnes, P.R., and Greenleaf, J.E.“Human physiological responses to cycle ergometer leg exercise during +Gz acceleration.”NASA Technical Memorandum, 112237,September 1998,1-22.

Chou, J.L., McKenzie, M.A., Stad, N.J., Barnes, P.R., Jackson, C.G.R., Ghiasvand, F., and Greenleaf, J.E.  “Acceleration Tolerance: Effect of Exercise, Acceleration Training; Bed Rest and Weightlessness Deconditioning,  A compendium of Research (1950-1996)” NASA Technical Memorandum 112214. October 1997.

Tipton, C.M., Greenleaf, J.E., and Jackson, C.G.R.  "Neuroendocrine and immune system responses with spaceflights." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1996, 28(8):988-998. 

Research Areas:

Muscle & Space Physiology (Long-Term Spaceflight Countermeasures-Mars Mission), Fluids, Hydration, Immune Response, Sports Nutrition & Aging

Graduate Classes Taught at CSUF:

KINES 230 – Statistical Inference in Kinesiology
KINES 238 - Exercise Testing, Prescription, and ECG

Professional Organizations:

Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine; Communications & Public Information Committee Member; Chair of Public Education & and Editor of ACSM Current Comments

Rocky Mountain Chapter, American College of Sports Medicine; Board of Trustees

Favorite Sport

Fencing- Twice State of Colorado Womens’ Foil Champion

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-5166
South Gym 126