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David Branch

  • David Branch
  • Associate Professor
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • 2026 Student Recreation Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4514
  • dbranch@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of South Carolina, 1993
    Major: Exercise Science
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of South Carolina, 1980
    Major: Exercise Physiology
    Degree: M.S.
    Furman University, 1978
    Major: Health and Physical Education
    Degree: B.A.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Preventive and Rehabilitative Program DirectorSM
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
    Date Obtained: 1988-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2009-12-31
    Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise SpecialistSM
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine
    Date Obtained: 1987-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2009-12-31
  • 2011: York County, SC Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2001: Faculty Advising Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1998: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1998: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1997: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • 1997: Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Darden College of Education
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 2003 - 2004
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 2002 - 2003
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 2001 - 2002
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 2000 - 2001
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Effects of hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle on joint laxity in females
    Sponsoring Organization: October, 2000 District III Research Grant, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
    Date: 2000
    Investigators:Van Lunen, B. L.; Roberts, J.; Branch, J. D.; Dowling, E. A.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 1998 - 1999
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.
    Health/Fitness InstructorSM Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine.
    Date: 1997 - 1998
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Swain, D. P.; Leutholtz, B. C.
    HIV/AIDS Awareness in the Public Schools
    Date: 1995 - 1995
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Tow, P. K.; Tjeerdsma, B. J.
    The effect of eleutherococcus senticosus supplementation on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise
    Sponsoring Organization: Omega Nutripharm, Inc
    Date: August, 1994 - June, 1995
    Investigators:Dowling, E. A.; Williams, M. R.; Branch, J. D.; Redondo, D.
    The effects of low frequency vibration on blood lactate" and "The effects of low frequency vibration on serum catecholamines and endorphins
    Sponsoring Organization: Sound Related Technologies and Technology Application Center
    Date: August, 1994 - June, 1995
    Investigators:Dowling, E. A.; Williams, M.; Branch, J. D.; Redondo, D.
    The effect of eleutherococcus senticosus supplementation on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise.
    Sponsoring Organization: Omega Nutripharm, Inc
    Date: 1994 - 1994
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Williams, M. H.; Dowling, E. A.; Redondo, D. R.
    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
    Sponsoring Organization: American College of Sports Medicine Foundation/National Aeronautics and Space Administration Doctoral Student Research Grant
    Date: 1993 - 1993
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.
    Donation of lab supplies and Evans Blue Dye for measurement of plasma volume in dissertation research,
    Sponsoring Organization: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Date: 1992 - 1992
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.
    Survey of health/fitness behavior of alumni of Furman University and Davidson College
    Sponsoring Organization: Research and Professional Grant Committee, Furman University
    Date: 1988 - 1988
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.; Pierce, W. J.
    Development of an instructional video tap of stations in a laboratory health screening battery
    Sponsoring Organization: New Faculty Development Grant, Furman University
    Date: 1987 - 1987
    Investigators:Branch, J. D.