David L. Nichols, Ph.D. FACSM

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

David L. Nichols, Ph.D. FACSM

Contact

dnichols@twu.edu
940-898-2522
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Biography

David Nichols, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology. His research interests are in the area of physical activity and its associations with bone mineral density and falls. Dr. Nichols has been a member of the TWU Institutional Review Board for many years and as such has developed an interest in research ethics, especially as it relates to the use of human participants in research. Dr. Nichols teaches statistics and research design classes within the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology.

Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1996
M.S., Kinesiology, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1992
B.S., Physical Education, Central State University, Edmond, OK, 1989

Expertise

Physical Activity and Bone Mineral Density; Cytokines and Bone Mineral Density; Physical Activity and Fall Prevention

Latest Articles

Changes in motor skill proficiency after equine-assisted activities and brain-building tasks in youth with developmental disorders
Frontiers in Veterinary Science (2020)
B Rhett Rigby, Ron W Davis, Melissa D Bittner, Robin W Harwell, Eileen J Leek

An analysis of functional outcome measures after treadmill training in older adults with Parkinson's disease
Palaestra (2019)
B Rhett Rigby, Ron W Davis, Marco A Avalos, Leah S Goudy, Kevin A Becker

Physiological and fitness adaptations after eight weeks of high-intensity functional training in physically inactive adults
Sports (2018)
Matthew F Brisebois, B Rhett Rigby, David L Nichols

The effect of whole-body vibration on lower body resistance detraining in college-age women
Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport (2018)
Keston G Lindsay, David L Nichols, Ronald W Davis, David D Marshall

Cardiorespiratory responses during aquatic treadmill exercise and land treadmill exercise in older adults with type 2 diabetes
The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (2018)
Brandon R Rigby, Janie Bolte, Kyle D Biggerstaff, David L Nichols, Todd Castleberry

Effectiveness of instructional strategies on the motor performance of children with autism spectrum disorder
Palaestra (2018)
Melissa D Bittner, Lisa Silliman-French, Diane Myers, David L Nichols

Psychometric properties of the WHOQOL-BREF amongst wounded, injured, and ill members of the United States military
Mental Health Review Journal (2017)
Keston Lindsay, Michelle Ferrer, Ron Davis, David L Nichols

Use of technology to facilitate physical activity in children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study
Physiology & Behavior (2017)
Melissa Bittner, B Rhett Rigby, Lisa Silliman-French, David L Nichols, Suzanna Dillon

Prior exercise does not reduce postprandial lipemia following a mixed glucose meal when compared to a mixed fructose meal in sedentary pre-menopausal women
International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (2016)
James Rowe, Kyle D Biggerstaff, Vic Ben-Ezra, David L Nichols, Nancy DiMarco

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among students with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan: A secondary analysis
Research in Developmental Disabilities (2016)
Cheng-Chen Pan, Ron Davis, David L Nichols, Shann-Hwa Hwang, Kelly Hsieh

Effect of movement-based homework activities of children with a phonological disorder
Palaestra (2015)
Paz Diaz-Williams, Lisa Silliman French, Ron French, David L Nichols, Laura Moorer-Cook

The effects of two intensity dosages of whole body vibration on fall related risk factors in postmenopausal women
Journal of Women's Health, Issues, and Care (2014)
Ron Davis, James Rowe, David L Nichols, Charlotte F Sanborn, Nancy M DiMarco

Niacin increased glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels in sedentary nondiabetic postmenopausal women
International Journal of Women's Health (2014)
Yunsuk Koh, Heidi Bidstrup, David L Nichols

Professional involvement: Requirements as students and trends following certification
Athletic Training Education Journal (2014)
J Lancaster, B Myers, David L. Nichols, K Webb

Chapters

Osteoporosis
in Clinical exercise physiology (3rd ed.) | Human Kinetics (2013)
David L Nichols, A Pavlovic

Bone health
in Sport and exercise nutrition | The Nutrition Society (2011)
C Sanborn, David Lynn Nichols, N D DiMarco

Osteoporosis
in Clinical exercise physiology (2nd ed.) | Human Kinetics (2009)
David L Nichols, C Swank

Osteoporosis
in ACSM's Resources for clinical exercise physiology (2nd ed.) | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2009)
David L Nichols, E Trudelle-Jackson, L A Fleisher

Osteoporosis and exercise
in ACSM's Resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (5th ed.) | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2005)
David L Nichols, E V Essery

Osteoporosis
in Clinical exercise physiology | Human Kinetics (2003)
David L Nichols

Osteoporosis
in ACSM's Resources for clinical exercise physiology | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (2002)
David L Nichols, M A Horea, E Jackson

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine Fellow
  • Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine