Jason G. Langley is an Assistant Professor in the Department in Kinesiology and Sport at the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with and emphasis in Physical Education Teacher Education and a cognate in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University (WVU); an M.S. in Athletic Coaching Education (WVU); an M.S. in Human Performance/Sport Studies with and emphasis in Exercise Science from University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and a B.S. in Corporate Wellness and Adult Fitness with a minor in Training and Development from Winona State University. Langley is both a certified personal trainer (1997) and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) (2003) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He maintains membership in NSCA, and NAKHE.
Langley’s main research interest is performance testing and training of youth, adolescent, collegiate and professional athletes. He published and/or presented several studies of performance at regional, and national levels including NSCA, American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), Indiana Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance, and Southeast Region of ACSM (SEACSM). He also serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education and the International Journal of Exercise Science.
While at WVU, Langley was the data management coordinator (2008-2010) in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences during the preparation of the Physical Education Teacher Education program’s National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)/ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation application. He was responsible for creating the data collection and management strategies required for meeting standards. This included developing numerous custom Excel spreadsheets to organize and do basic analysis on the data. In addition, he worked with the individual faculty members in Sport Management, Athletic Coaching Education, and Sport Psychology programs to develop assessment matrices in preparation for future self-study and accreditation reports.
At USI, Langley serves as the Lab Coordinator for the Human Performance Lab. Under his leadership and support from the department in the college over $200,000 worth of equipment has been purchased. He is excited to be involved with the development of a new increased lab space in the Physical Activities Center. His philosophy is to provide students with access to the equipment that they will potentially utilize in their future professions. These purchases are being used across the Exercise Science curriculum. The equipment has also be used to collect data for the purposes of service projects and research with the USI athletes on the Baseball, Softball, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Cross Country/Track teams, as well as, professional athletes with the Evansville Otters, Icemen, and adolescent athletes with the Evansville Youth Hockey Association, and high school athletes at Reitz, Mt. Vernon, and Castle. He has also worked with the Indiana National Guard based out of Evansville. In addition to learning experiences in classes, students have conducted lab testing that has become available to the public. Over 60 individuals have visited the lab while raising nearly $1,600.00 that will be used for student scholarships and professional development.
In his spare time he also enjoys photography, especially sport photography, and chasing around his son’s, 7-year old Carter and 2-year old Hampton with his wife Nancy who works at the USI library.