Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Stephen J. Rossi

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Professor and Associate Dean 
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 2123A
Phone: 912-478-8557
Fax: 912-478-5949
E-mail: srossi@georgiasouthern.edu

Research Interests:
Sport Science

Curriculum Vitae:

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Administrative Responsibilities

As the Associate Dean I am responsible for specific academic and research activities for the Waters College of Health Professions.  I provide leadership in facilitating the collection, analysis, and dissemination of institutional effectiveness data which document the achievement of the goals of the college and its programs in a manner consistent with its philosophy and mission of the college and university. I also oversee the processing of curriculum reviews, refinements, and modifications for the college. Along with Institutional Effectiveness and Curriculum responsibilities I represent the college in matters concerning research and scholarship.

Courses Taught

Programming for Optimal Performance

Research Interest

My research focus is the influence of sport training and competition on performance and recovery.

How Much is Too Much?

Georgia Southern Researchers Track Player Performance in Real Time

Recent Publications

Ryan, G.A., R. Snarr, P. Chrysosferidis, M. Eisenman, & S.J. Rossi. (2020). Seasonal Training Load Quantification and Comparison in College Male Soccer Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Post Acceptance: March 17, 2020

Cook, J., G.A. Ryan, R.L. Snarr, & S. Rossi. (2020). The Relationship between the National Football League Scouting Combine and Game Performance over a Five Year Period. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34(9), 2492-2499.

Zumbro, E.L., J. Dobson, G.A. Ryan, & S.J. Rossi. (2019).The Influence of a Slow-Breathing Protocol on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure from Exercise in Moderately Trained Females. International Journal of Exercise Science, 12(2):714-725.

Wu, M., S.J. Rossi, C. Jiang, and L., Li. (2018). Strategies to Manage Stress and Fatigue in Athletes. Journal of Sport and Human Performance. 6(1):1-12.

Coker N.A., K.M. Aike, D.L. Griffin, S.J. Rossi J.L. McMillan, & A.J. Wells. (2017). Relationship between Running Performance and Recovery-Stress State in Collegiate Soccer Players.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31(8):2131-2140.

Hyde, P.N., C.M. Fairman, N.A. Coker, M.E. Yarbrough, S.J. Rossi, & K.L. Kendall. (2016). Utilization of B-Mode Ultrasound as a Body Fat Estimate in Collegiate Football Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30(12), 3525-3530.

Prins, P., J.M. McMillan, A.B. Joyner, M.K. Scott, A. Roorda, & S.J. Rossi. (2015). Pre-season Changes in Performance in Collegiate Women Tennis Players. Journal of Sport and Human Performance. 3(2).

Fairman, C., K.L. Kendall, P. Hyde, M.B. Yarbrough, S.J. Rossi, M. Sherman, & D. (2015). Fukuda. Estimating and Tracking Changes in VO2max from a Field-Based Critical Velocity Test in Collegiate Soccer Players. Journal of Sport and Human Performance. 3(1).

Nagle, J.A., J.L. McMillan, B. Munkasy, A.B. Joyner, A. Roorda, M.K. Scott, & S.J. Rossi. (2015). Changes in Swim Performance and Perceived Stress and Recovery in Female Collegiate Swimmers across a Competitive Season. Journal of Swimming Research. Vol 23.

Recent Presentations

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, D.S. DeJohn, S.M. Phillips, and G.A. Ryan. (2020, July). Perceived Exertion and Recovery Status Scores Comparisons in Professional Male Soccer Players and Coaches. National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention, online poster gallery.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, D.S. DeJohn, S.M. Phillips, and G.A. Ryan. (2020, July). Predicting Sprinting Speed Using Agility and Power Tests in Collegiate Male Soccer Players. National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention, online poster gallery.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, and G.A. Ryan. (2019, July). Relationship between Running Performance and Perceived Stress and Recovery in Division I Male Collegiate Soccer Players. National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, and G.A. Ryan. (2019, July). Comparison of Competition Days Out Training Load in Division I Male Collegiate Soccer Players. National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Schnetzer. A.M., M.L. Eisenman, E.L. Langford, R.L. Snarr, S.J. Rossi, & G.A. Ryan. (2019). Comparisons in Perceived Exertion and Recovery Status in Female Collegiate Soccer Players and Coaches. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Greenville, S.C.

Eisenman, M.L., E.L. Langford, R.L. Snarr, S.J. Rossi, & G.A. Ryan. (2019). Comparisons of Perceived Exertion and Recovery Status in Male Collegiate Soccer Players and Coaches. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Greenville, S.C.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, and G.A. Ryan. (2019). Comparison of Precompetition Daily Training Load in Collegiate Soccer Players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Greenville, S.C.

 Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, P. Chrysosferidis, S. Henry, and G.A. Ryan. (2018, July). Positional Differences in Training Load during a Competitive Season in Male Collegiate Soccer Players.  National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, P. Chrysosferidis, S. Henry, and G.A. Ryan. (2018, July). Training Load Difference in Collegiate Male Soccer Players during Pre-Season and In-Season Training. National Strength and Conditioning Annual Convention.

Adams, K., P. Chrysosferidis, J. Cook, S.J. Rossi, M. Eisenman, & G.A. Ryan. (2018). Positional difference in physiological responses to training sessions in collegiate basketball players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Eisenman, M., S.J. Rossi, P. Chrysosferidis, S. Henry, and G.A. Ryan. (2018). Comparison of training performance, recovery, and perceived exertion against playing status in collegiate soccer players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Langford, E., S.J. Rossi, P. Chrysosferidis, M. Eisenman, and G.A. Ryan. (2018). Comparison of training performance, recovery, and perceived exertion against playing status in female collegiate soccer players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Henry, S., S.J. Rossi, M. Eisenman, P. Chrysosferidis, and G.A. Ryan. (2018). External and internal training load responses during regular and recovery training sessions in collegiate soccer players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Brown, J., P. Chrysosferidis, M.L. Eisenman, S.J. Rossi, & G.A. Ryan. (2018). Relationship between subjective and objective measures of exertion in division I basketball players.  South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Ryan, G.A. & S. J. Rossi (2018). Tracking athlete training load: It takes a village to monitor a team. Oral Presentation at South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Rossi, S.J., M. Eisenman, P. Chrysosferidis, S. Henry, and G.A. Ryan. (2018). Weekly changes in performance, perceived exertion, and recovery in collegiate soccer players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Hinson, M., S.J. Rossi, M. Eisenman, P. Chrysosferidis, and G.A. Ryan. (2018). Weekly changes in performance, perceived exertion, and recovery in female collegiate soccer players. South Eastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Convention, Chattanooga T.N.

Last updated: 9/2/2020

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