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.