Roger Hammer

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: School of Health Sciences 
  • Division: Exercise Science Division
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 1176
  • Phone: 989-774-3949
  • Email:
  • Area(s) of Expertise: Exercise Physiology, Health Fitness


  • HSC 220: Basics in Health Fitness
  • HSC 308: Work Physiology
  • HSC 420: Health Fitness Assessment
  • HSC 421: Personal Training
  • Formerly or infrequently
  • HSC 211: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HSC 310: ECG Assessment
  • HSC 411: Pathophysiology
  • HSC 503: Health Implications of Obesity
  • HSC 534: Workshop in Principles of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
  • HSC 631: Physiology of Exercise
  • Courses Taught Outside the Department
  • JPN 101
  • JPN 102
  • JPN 201
  • JPN 202

Degrees and Universities:

B.S., Brigham Young University
M.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Professional Organizations:

American College of Sports Medicine
Numerous outdoor conservation organizations


Clinical case report: manual therapy intervention for fabella syndrome. Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2003.

Back pain during pregnancy: pathophysiology, prevention and management. Journal of American Association of Physician's Assistant, 2003. 

Evaluation of the BOD POD® for estimating percent fat in female college athletes. National Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2002.

Comparison of the BOD POD® for measuring percent body fat in a heterogeneous group of adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2001.

Exercise during the childbearing year. Journal of Perinatal Education, 2000.

Cocaine and exercise: alpha-1 receptor blockade does not alter muscle glycogenolysis or blood lactacidosis. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2000.

Joy ride: from Santa Monica to central Michigan. Surfing the Great Lakes, 2000.

Exercise in obesity treatment: health and fitness benefits for the obese person. Healthy Weight Journal, 1999.

Identification and management of pregnancy-related low back pain. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 1998. 

Exercise and dietary programming to promote maternal health fitness and weight management during lactation. Journal of Perinatal Education, 1998.

Weight regain does not increase percent body fat or waist/hip ratio in obese women.Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 1998.