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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Curt Lox

Professor and Department Chair

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Education: Ph.D. in Kinesiology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Psychosocial aspects of exercise, rehabilitation, sport, and health


VC, Room 1036

About Dr. Lox

Curt Lox is Professor and Chair of the department. He obtained his Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, his M.S. from Miami University, and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Lox's research is focused on the psychological impact of exercise for special populations, including the elderly, overweight and obese children and adults, individuals infected with HIV, and individuals with brain injuries. His research articles have been published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Health Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology, among others. Dr. Lox is co-author of The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice which is currently in its third edition.

Dr. Lox teaches courses in exercise, rehabilitation, and sport psychology as well as the sociology of physical activity. He has coached at the youth and high school levels and continues to serve as a sport psychology consultant to players and coaches at the interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and national levels. Currently, Dr. Lox is the sport psychologist for the United States Martial Arts Team and regularly consults with coaches, athletes, and administrators in the SIUE Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Representative Publications:

  • Lecheminant, J.D., Lox, C.L., Smith, J.D., Kirk, E., Heden, T., & Covington, K. (in press). Evaluation of a university-based, community outreach weight management program. Population Health Management.
  • Heden, T., Lox, C., Rose, P., Reid, S., & Kirk, E.P. (2011). One-set resistance training elevates energy expenditure for 72 h similar to three sets. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111, 477-484.
  • Cluphf, D.J. & Lox, C. L. (2009). Journals and program assessment. Assessment Update, 21, 5-7.
  • Hackbart, S.J., Lecheminant, J.D., Smith, J.D., & Lox, C.L. (2009). The influence of an environmental cue and exercise on food consumption in college students. International Journal of Exercise Science, 2, 94-105.
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