Associate Professor
Department of Human Movement Sciences

David Branch

2026 Student Recreation Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, (1993)

M.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of South Carolina, (1980)

B.A. in Health and Physical Education, Furman University, (1978)

Preventive and Rehabilitative Program DirectorSM
Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
Date Obtained: 1988-01-01
Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise SpecialistSM
Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
Date Obtained: 1987-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $5980. . , 2004 - , 2005
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $8295. . , 2003 - , 2004
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $11475. . , 2002 - , 2003
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $14175. . , 2001 - , 2002
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $8625. . , 2000 - , 2001
Van Lunen, B. L. "Effects of hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle on joint laxity in females" $1500. . , 2000 - ,
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $12080. . , 1999 - , 2000
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $9680. . , 1998 - , 1999
Branch, J. David. "Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification" $11600. . , 1997 - , 1998
Dowling, E. A. "The effect of eleutherococcus senticosus supplementation on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise" $14500. . August, 1994 - June, 1995
Dowling, E. A. "The effects of low frequency vibration on blood lactate" and "The effects of low frequency vibration on serum catecholamines and endorphins" $17000. . August, 1994 - June, 1995
Branch, J. David. "The effect of eleutherococcus senticosus supplementation on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise." $14500. . , 1994 - , 1994
Branch, J. David. "Erythropoietin radioimmunoassay kits to investigate the effects of maximal exercise on the erythropoietic process following 16 days of exposure to either bed rest or normal gravity" $2500. . , 1993 - , 1993
Branch, J. David. "Donation of lab supplies and Evans Blue Dye for measurement of plasma volume in dissertation research," $3500. . , 1992 - , 1992
Branch, J. David. "Survey of health/fitness behavior of alumni of Furman University and Davidson College" $2200. . , 1988 - , 1988
Branch, J. David. "Development of an instructional video tap of stations in a laboratory health screening battery" $300. . , 1987 - , 1987

Expertise

Nutrition in Health
Fitness and Sport

Articles

Vigil, J. N. (2018). Ammonia inhalation does not increase deadlift 1-repetition maximum in college-aged male and female weightlifters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 32 (12) , pp. 3392-3397.
Thompson, A. G. (2015). Autonomic response To tactical pistol performance measured by heart rate variability. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 29 (4) , pp. 926-933.
Fischer, J. M.. (2009). Functional Performance Following an Ice Bag Application to the Hamstrings. National Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23 (1) , pp. 44-50.
Fisher, J. (2009). Functional performance following an ice bag application to the hamstrings. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23 (1) , pp. 44-50.
Branch, J. David. (2007). Effect of creatine supplementation on cycle ergometer exercise in a hyperthermic enviro. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 21 (1) , pp. 57-61.
Swain, D. P. (2004). Validation of a new method for estimating VO2max based on VO2 reserve. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 36 (8) , pp. 1421-1426.
Swain, D. P. (2004). Validation of a new method for estimating VO2max based on VO2 reserve. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 36 , pp. 1421-1426.
Case, R. W. (2003). A study to examine the job competencies of sport facility managers. International Sports Journal 7 , pp. 25-38.
Van Lunen, B. (2003). Association of menstrual cycle hormone changes with anterior cruciate ligament laxity measurements. Journal of Athletic Training 38 (4) , pp. 298-303.
Van Lunen, B. L. (2003). Association of Menstrual-Cycle Hormone Changes with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Laxity Measurements. . Journal of Athletic Training. 38 (4) , pp. 298-303.
Swain, D. P. (2003). Childhood obesity's relationship to time spent in sedentary behavior. 168 (7) , pp. 583-586.
Arluk, S. L. (2003). Childhood obesity’s relationship to time spent in sedentary behavior. Military Medicine 168 (7) , pp. 583-586.
Branch, J. David. (2003). Effect of creatine supplementation on body composition and performance: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 13 (2) , pp. 198-226.
Swain, D. P. (2001). Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the one-repetition maximum bench press of weight trained males. J. Strength Cond. Res. 15 (1) , pp. 102-108.
Schoffstall, J. E. (2001). Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the one-repetition maximum bench press of weight-trained males. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 15 (1) , pp. 102-108.
Case, R. W. (2001). Event marketing: an examination of selected demographic and psychographic data of participants competing in the world’s foremost off-road triathlon event. International Sports Journal 5 (1) , pp. 118-127.
Case, R. W. (2001). Sport facility management: an emerging career option for sport management majors. The Virginia Journal 23 (2) , pp. 6-7.
Branch, J. David. (2000). Moderate intensity exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in women. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine 9 (1) , pp. 65-73.
Sheppard, H. L. (2000). Use of creatine and other supplements by members of civilian and military health clubs: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 10 (3) , pp. 245-259.
Wright, R. L. (1999). Comparison of blood pressure responses to acute static and dynamic exercise in three racial groups. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 31 (12) , pp. 1793-1798.
Swain, D. P. (1999). Comparison of blood pressure responses to acute static and dynamic exercise in three racial groups. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 31 (12) , pp. 1793-1798.
Ledford, A. (1999). Creatine supplementation does not increase peak power production and work capacity during repetitive Wingate testing in women. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 13 (4) , pp. 394-399.
Prabhakaran, B. (1999). Effects of 14 weeks of resistive training on lipid profile and body fat percentage in pre-menopausal women. British Journal of Sports Medicine 33 (3) , pp. 190-195.
Branch, J. David. (1999). Exercise training and intensity does not alter vascular volume responses in women. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 70 (11) , pp. 1070-1076.
Liedl, M. A. (1999). Physiological effects of constant vs. variable power during endurance cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 31 (10) , pp. 1472-1477.
Williams, M. H. (1998). Creatine supplementation and exercise performance: an update. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 17 (3) , pp. 216-234.
Branch, J. David. (1998). Red cell volume and [Erythropoietin] responses during exposure to simulated microgravity. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 69 (4) , pp. 347-351.
Swain, D. P. (1998). Relationship between heart rate reserve and %VO2Reserve in treadmill exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 30 (2) , pp. 318-321.
Branch, J. David. (1997). Effects of exercise mode on hematologic adaptations to endurance training in adult females. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 68 (9) , pp. 788-794.
Bourque, S. P. (1997). Twelve weeks of endurance exercise training does not affect iron status measures in adult females. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 97 (10) , pp. 1116-1121.
Dowling, E. A. (1996). Effect of Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim L supplementation on physiological responses to submaximal and maximal exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28 , pp. 482-489.
Pate, R. R. (1992). Training for endurance sport. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 24 (9) , pp. S340-S343 (Supplement).
LeProtti, S. J. (1988). Project Readiness II: Some results from a physical fitness and health enhancement program for law enforcement personnel. Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association 85 (3) , pp. 119-124.
Branch, J. David. (1982). Descriptive analysis of a mandatory law enforcement fitness program. South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer's Association Magazine 3 , pp. 16-22.

Books

Williams, M. H. (2017). Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport. McGraw-Hill Education.
Williams, M. H. (1999). Creatine: The Power Supplement (translated in to Portuguese, 2000). Human Kinetics, Inc.

Book Chapters

Branch, J. David. (2002). Creatine as an Ergogenic Supplement. In Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise (pp. 175-195) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Williams, M. H. (2002). Herbals as Ergogenic Aids. In Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise (pp. 209-225) Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, Inc.
Branch, J. David. (2002). Performance-enhancing drugs and ergogenic aids. In Medical Aspects of Sport and Exercise (pp. 55-71) Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc.
Branch, J. David. (2000). Ergogenic aids for improved performance. In Exercise and Sport Science (pp. 373-383) Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Pate, R. R. (1993). Aerobic Fitness. In Physical Activity and Sport for the Secondary School Student (pp. 19-29) Reston, VA: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Durstine, J. L. (1993). Cardio-respiratory responses to acute exercise. In ACSM Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (pp. 66-74) Philadelphia, PA: Lea and Febiger, Inc.

Presentations

Thompson, A. G. ( ). The relationship between heart ratre variability and shooting performance in a tactical pistol qualifier Poster SEACSM 2013 Annual Meeting Greenville, SC.
Emihovich, C. (October 20, 2009). Internal Reorganization of Colleges of Education Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI) Stevenson, WA.
Branch, J. David. (March 31, 2006). Creatine Supplementation: Effect on Strength and Endurance International Society of Sport Nutrition-Old Dominion University Symposium Old Dominion University.
Branch, J. David. ( 2004). Effect of Creatine Supplemenation on Cycle Ergometer Exercise in a Hyperthermic Environment ACSM Abstract Presentation .
Branch, J. David. (June 5, 2004). Effect of creatine supplementation on cycle ergometer exercise in a hyperthermic environment. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Gibbs, D. W. (June 3, 2004). Effectiveness of a practice regimen for decreasing floor rise time in older adults 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Gibbs, D. W. (June 3, 2004). Effectiveness of a practice regimen for decreasing floor rise time in older adults 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Bennett, A. R. (June 2, 2004). Validity of a new method for estimating VO2max- Part I. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Bennett, A. R. (June 2, 2004). Validity of a new method for estimating VO2max- Part I. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Parrott, J. (June 2, 2004). Validity of a new method for estimating VO2max- Part II. 2004 American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Dowling, E. A. (June 2, 2004). Validaty of a new method for estimating VO2max – Part II American College of Sports Medicine Conference .
Dowling, E. A. (March 16, 2004). The effects of strength training on balance and activities of daily living ODU Research Day .
Dowling, E. A. (January 31, 2004). The effects of strength training on balance and activities of daily living Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference Atlanta, GA.
Branch, J. David. (November 30, 2000). Dietary supplements and ergogenic aids:separating fact from fiction Athletic Business Conference-Military Fitness and Sports Leadership Conference Orlando, FL.
Branch, J. David. (June 1, 2000). Use of creatine and other supplements by members of civilian and military health clubs American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Case, R. (January , 2000). Sports event marketing: an examination of selected demographic and psychographic characteristics of on-road and off-road triathlon participants. Third International Sport Management Alliance Conference Sydney, Australia.
Leutholtz, B. C. (June 4, 1999). Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the 1-RM bench press of weight trained males American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Seattle, WA.
Branch, J. David. (June 2, 1999). Variations in serum [erythropoietin] ([Epo]) in trained females during the menstrual cycle. American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Seattle, WA.
Case, R. (February 19, 1999). Sport management learning communities: What they are and do they really work? Southern District American Association of health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference Greensboro, NC.
Liedl, M. A. ( 1998). Physiological effects of constant vs. variable power during endurance cycling American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Orlando, FL.
Branch, J. David. ( 1998). Effects of resistive training on lipid profile and body composition in pre-menopausal women American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Orlando, FL.
Wright, R. L. ( 1998). Acute blood pressure responses to static and dynamic exercise: racial comparisons American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Orlando, FL.
Branch, J. David. (May , 1998). A study to examine professional competencies, course work requirements, selected demographic data, and trends related to a career in the sport arena management profession North American Society for Sport Management Buffalo, NY.
Leutholtz, B. L. ( 1997). Comparison of %heart rate reserve with %VO2max and VO2 reserve during treadmill exercise American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Denver, CO.
Branch, J. David. ( 1997). Effect of moderate versus high intensity endurance exercise training on cardio-respiratory fitness in adult females American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Denver, CO.
Williams, M. H. (September , 1997). Creatine supplementation in athletes American College of Nutrition Meeting, New York, NY, Sept, 1997. New York, NY.
Cohen, L. J. ( 1996). A cross-sectional study of the testosterone levels of strength athletes with low vs. normal levels of body fat Proceedings of the 10th Annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research .
Dowling, E. A. (July 11, 1996). Effects of Sound-and-Vibration on serum lactate acid levels following exhaustive exercise International Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress Dallas, Texas.
Branch, J. David. ( 1995). Effects of bed rest on serum [erythropoietin],plasma volume, calculated red cell volume and [hemoglobin]. American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Minneapolis, MN.
Alderson, N. L. ( 1995). Pre-menopausal women, exercise training and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Minneapolis, MN.
McNabb, G. (September , 1995). Effects of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim extract on perceived exertion (RPE) during submaximal and maximal running International Olympic Committee Scientific Congress Proceedings Atlanta, GA.
Branch, J. David. (September , 1995). Effects of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim L supplementation on metabolic responses to submaximal and maximal exercise International Olympic Committee Scientific Congress Proceedings Atlanta, GA.
Dowling, E. A. (September , 1995). Effects of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim L supplementation on serum lactate and maximal performance time International Olympic Committee Scientific Congress Proceedings Atlanta, GA.
Jones, S. L. (September , 1995). Effects of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim supplementation on recovery following submaximal and maximal exercise International Olympic Committee Scientific Congress Proceedings Atlanta, GA.
Dowling, E. A. (September 21, 1995). Effect of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim supplementation on metabolic responses to submaximal and maximal exercise Third Annual International Olympic Conference Atlanta, Georgia.
Dowling, E. A. (September 18, 1995). Effect of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim extract on perceived exertion (RPE) during submaximal and maximal running Third Annual International Olympic Conference Atlanta, GA.
Dowling, E. A. (September 18, 1995). Effect of eleutherococcus senticosus maxim supplementation on recovery following submaximal and maximal exercise Third Annual International Olympic Conference Atlanta, Georgia.
Branch, J. David. ( 1994). Effects of endurance exercise training mode and intensity on hematologic adaptations in adult females American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Indianapolis, IN.
Branch, J. David. ( 1989). Alumni health related behavior American College of Sports Medicine National Convention Baltimore, MD..
  • 2014: Most Inspiring Faculty Award-Christina A. Guison, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 2014: Greenville Track Club Hall of Fame, Greenville Track Club, Greenville, SC
  • 2013: York School District Number One Athletic Hall of Fame, York Comprehensive High School
  • 2011: York County, SC Sports Hall of Fame,
  • 2001: Faculty Advising Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1998: Most Inspiring Faculty Award-Tammis N. Seipel, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1998: Most Inspiring Faculty Award-Michael S. Evans, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1997: Most Inspiring Faculty Award-David D. Shand, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1997: Most Inspiring Faculty Award-Lena Bar-Maor Stenson, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education