Personable and Professional

White, Mary Kay

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Physiology / Director of Fitness Appraisal Lab


Ed.D., West Virginia University
M.S., West Virginia University
A.B., Fairmont State College


“The effectiveness of ice and freon-based personal cooling systems during work in fully-encapsulating suits in the heat” (American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 1991).

“Effects of thermal environment and chemical protective clothing on work tolerance, physiological responses, and subjective rating” (Ergonomics, 1991).

“Motor Ability Tests: Novel classroom activities? (Oregon Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1990).

“Work Tolerance and subjective responses to wearing protective clothing and respirators during physical work” (Ergonomics, 1989).

“Physiological and subjective responses to working in disposable protective coveralls and respirators commonly used by the asbestos abatement industry” (American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 1989).

“Physiological responses to the wearing of fire fighter’s turnout gear with neoprene and GORE-TEX barrier liners” (American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 1988).

“Fitness laboratory experience as a part of the undergraduate curriculum at a small college (Oregon Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1988).

“Reduced work tolerance associated with wearing protective clothing and respirators” (American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 1987).

“What the research says about exercise and osteoporosis” (Health Education, 1985).

“The effects of exercise on the bones of postmenopausal women” (International Orthopedics, 1984).

“The effects of aerobic dancing and walking on the cardiovascular function and muscular strength in postmenstrual women” (Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 1984).

“Fluid intake and the safety of industrial workers involved in hot and/or strenuous jobs” (Professional Safety, 1984).

“Chemical protective clothing and heat stress” (Professional Safety, 1984).


“Personal Protective Equipment for Hazardous Materials Incidents: A Selection Guide” (DHHS(NIOSH),1984).

“A Selected Bibliography on Hazardous Materials Control” (NIOSH, 1983).

“Tethered swimming forces in the crawl, breast, and back strokes and their relationship to competitive performance” (Journal of Biomechanics, 1981).

“A simple analytical model for predicting crawl stroke performance” (Journal of Biomechanics, 1981).


“Hydrogen sulfide and the probabilities of “inhalation” through a tympanic membrane defect” (Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1985).

“Muscle Soreness: A Physiologic mystery” (West Virginia Journal of AAHPER, 1980).

“Theoretical and experimental studies of swimming biomechanics” (Journal of Biomechanics, 1980).


Contact Information

Phone Number: 828-884-8231


Mary Kay White - BC Faculty