Master Lecturer
Department of Human Movement Sciences

Laura Hill

2022 Student Recreation Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Laura Hill is a graduate of the University of Utah (PhD) and Old Dominion University (MS & BS). While pursing her bachelor's degree she was a four-year member of the women's swim team. She currently teaches courses in the Exercise Science program and serves as the undergraduate program coordinator. Dr. Hill is also a member of the ASCM and is a certified exercise physiologist (EP-C). Her experience also includes fitness assessment and programming, and Cardiac and Pulmonary rehabilitation. Dr. Hill's research philosophy centers on preventing the onset of debilitating chronic disease and on improving the quality of life. Her interests include triathlons and spending time with her family.

Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, (2006)

M.S.Ed. in Exercise Science and Wellness, Old Dominion University, (1998)

B.S. in Physical Education, Old Dominion University, (1996)

Certified Exercise Physiologist
Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
Date Obtained: 1996-06-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Hill, E. L. and Hill, L. "Education through Outdoor Recreation" $500. Private. July 2007 - July 2008

Expertise

Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology
Health
Fitness

Research Interests

Dr. Hill’s research philosophy centers on preventing the onset of debilitating chronic disease and on improving the quality of life.

Articles

Freidt, B., Hill, E. L., Gomez, E., Marni, G. and Hill, L. (2010). A benefits-based study of appalachian trail users: Validation and application of the benefits of hiking scale. Physical Health Education Nex (us)/ (phén) ix Éducation Physique et à la Santé Journal 2 (1) , pp. 22.
Gomez, E., Freidt, B., Hill, E. L., Goldenberg, M. and Hill, L. (2010). Appalachian Trail Hiking Motivations and Means-end Theory: Theory, Management, and Practice. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership 2 (3) , pp. 261-285.
Hill, L., Swain, D. P. and Hill, E. L. (2008). Energy balance during backpacking. International Journal of Sports Medicine 29 , pp. 883-887.
Hill, E. L., Ramsing, R. and Hill, L. (2008). Integrating the family into the camp experience: Exploring the impact of residential diabetes family camp. The Virginia Journal 29 (4) , pp. 7-13.
Hill, E. L., Ramsing, R. and Hill, L. (2007). Efficacy of diabetes day damp: Lessons for better serving youth. The Virginia Journal 29 (1) , pp. 16-18.

Conference Proceeding

Hill, E. L., Goldeberg, M., Gomez, E., Fellow, S., Freidt, B. and Hill, L. (2010). Comparison of Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail Hikers: Motivations and Benefits (pp. 52-54) Cortland, NY: Abstracts from the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Tenth Biennial Research Symposium.

Presentations

Hill, E. L., Miller, J., Shellman, A., Hill, L. and Charles, D. (April 19, 2012). Environmental Stewardshipamong Youth: Implementing Leave No Trace PEAK Packs Poster 3rd Annual Sequor Youth Development Initiative Conference Austin, TX.
Hill, L., Hill, E. L., Goldenberg, M. and Gomez, E. (November 5, 2010). Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Why they Hike? 60th Annual Cortland Recreation Conference Reseach Symposium Cortland, NY.
Hill, E. L., Ramsing, R. and Hill, L. (November 5, 2010). Motivating Diabetes Management at Camp: A Seamless Approach 60th Annual Cortland Recreation Conference, Research Symposium Cortland, NY.
Hill, E. L., Goldenberg, M., Gomez, E., Fellows, S., Freidt, B. and Hill, L. (January 9, 2010). Comparison of Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail Hikers: Motivations and Benefits Coalition for Education in the Outdoors, Tenth Biennial Research Symposium Bradford Woods, IN.
Freidt, B., Hill, E. L., Goldenberg, M., Gomez, E. and Hill, L. (March 25, 2009). A Benefits-Based Study of Appalachian Trail Users: Validation and Application of the Benefits of Hiking Scale Northeast Recreation Research Symposium Bolton Landing, NY.
  • 2019: Most Inspiring Faculty Award,
  • 2018: Most Inspiring Faculty Award,