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Meet the Faculty

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Stephanie Cooper, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Sports Medicine

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 177
Phone: (310_ 506-4420
E-mail: stephanie.cooper@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Georgia, 2014
  • B.A. & B.S., Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University, 2008


  • Foundations of Health and Fitness (SPME 450)
  • Neuromuscular Adaptations to Training (SPME 440)
  • Physiology of Exercise (SPME 360)
  • Psychology of Exercise (SPME 320)
  • Statistical and Research Methods (MATH 317)

Academic Interests:

  • Effects of acute and chronic exercise on mental health

Selected Works:

  • Cooper, S.L. & Tomporowski, P.D. (2017). Acute Effects of Exercise on Attentional Bias in Low- and High- Anxious Young Adults. Mental Health & Physical Activity, 12, 62-72.
  • Okumura, M.S., Cooper, S.L., Ferrara, M.S., Tomporowski, P.D. (2013). Global Switch Cost as an Index for Concussion Assessment: Reliability and Stability. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 45(6), 1038-1042.
  • Davis, C.L. & Cooper, S. (2011). Fitness, Fatness, Cognition, Behavior, and Academic Achievement Among Overweight Children: Do Cross-Sectional Associations Correspond to Exercise Trial Outcomes? Preventive Medicine; 52, S65-S69.