Jonathan M. Oliver

Jonathan Oliver, Ph.D.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University 2012 Exercise Physiology
  • M.Ed. University of Texas at Austin 2006 Exercise Physiology
  • B.B.A. University of North Texas 2002 Decision Sciences

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate: Exercise Assessment & Prescription, Strength & Conditioning, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Research Interests

My research focuses on the manipulation of training variables for the enhancement of sport and military performance.  More specifically, my research has dealt with the manipulation of resistance training variables to alter muscle mechanics (i.e. velocity of shortening) and the acute and chronic physiological adaptations resulting from training.  I have also conducted research on the effects of supplementation (DHA and creatine) on performance and health.

Selected Publications

Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R.; Sanchez, A. C.; Mardock, M. A.; Kelly, K. A.; Meredith, H. J.; Smith, G. L.; Greenwood, M.; Parker, J. L.; Riechman, S. E.; Fluckey, J. D.; Crouse, S. F.; Kreider, R. B., Greater gains in strength and power with intra-set rest interval in hypertrophic training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, In press.

Oliver, J. M.; Joubert, D. P.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., Oral creatine supplementation decreases lactate levels during exhaustive, incremental cycling. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, In press.

Jagim, A. R.; Oliver, J. M.; Sanchez, A.; Galvan, E.; Fluckey, J.; Riechman, S.; Greenwood, M.; Kelly, K.; Meininger, C.; Rasmussen, C.; Kreider, R. B., A buffered form of creatine does not promote greater changes in muscle creatine content, body composition, or training adaptations than creatine monohydrate. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2012, 9 (43), doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-9-43.

Lambert, B. S.; Oliver, J. M.; Kaats, G. R.; Green, J. S.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., DEXA or BMI:  Clinical consideration for evaluating obesity in collegiate division I-A American football athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2012, 22 (5), 436-438.

Oliver, J. M.; Lambert, B. S.; Martin, S. E.; Green, J. S.; Crouse, S. F., Predicting collegiate football player DEXA body composition using standard measures. Journal of Athletic Training 2012, 47 (3), 257-263.

Parker, A. G.; Gordon, J. J.; Thornton, A. D.; Byars, A.; Lubker, J.; Bartlett, M.; Byrd, M.; Oliver, J. M.; Simbo, S.; Rasmussen, C.; Greenwood, M.; Kreider, R. B., The effects of IQPLUS Focus on cognitive function, mood and endocrine response before and following acute exercise. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 2011, 8 (16).

Kreider, R. B.; Serra, M.; Beavers, K. M.; Moreillon, J.; Culbertson, J.; Byrd, M.; Oliver, J. M.; Jitomir-Gutierrez, J.; Hudson, G.; Deike, E.; Shelmadine, B.; Leeke, P.; Vela, F.; Rasmussen, C.; Greenwood, M.; Cooke, M.; Kerksick, C.; Wilson, R.; Campbell, J. K.; Beiseigel, J.; Jonnalagadda, S. S., A structured diet and exercise program promotes favorable changes in weight loss, body composition, and weight maintenance. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2011, 111 (6), 828-43.

Kreider, R. B.; Rasmussen, C.; Kerksick, C. M.; Wilborn, C.; Taylor, L.; Campbell, B.; Magrans-Courtney, T.; Fogt, D.; Ferreira, M.; Li, R.; Galbreath, M.; Iosia, M.; Cooke, M.; Serra, M.; Guitierez, J.; Byrd, M.; Kresta, J. Y.; Simbo, S.; Oliver, J. M.; Greenwood, M., A carbohydrate-restricted diet during resistance training promotes more favorable changes in body composition and markers of health in obese women with and without insulin resistance. The Physician and Sports Medicine 2011, 39 (2), 27-40.

Oliver, J. M.; Tanguay, J. M.; Weir, D.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., Seasonal changes in blood lipids in freshmen NCAAD-IA football players. In progress.

Oliver, J. M.; Zimmer, A. C.; Wood, D.; Abt, J. P.; Sell, T. C.; Lephart, S. M., Block periodization training in Navy Seal Operators:  Effect of 12 weeks on salivary hormones.  In progress.

Book Chapters

Oliver, J. M.; Mardock, M. A.; Dobson, J. P., Fat needs of athletes. In Nutritional guidelines for athletic performance:  the training table, Taylor IV, L. M., Ed. CRC Press: Oxford, UK, 2012; pp 139-158.

Kreider, R.; Oliver, J. M.; Bragg, A., Lipid assessment of athletes. In Nutritional assessment of athletes, Driskell, J.; Wolinsky, I., Eds. CRC Press: Oxford, UK, 2010; Vol. 2nd Ed., pp 235-254.

Recent Presentations

Oliver, J. M.  Intra-set Rest, Inter-Repetition Rest and Cluster Sets: Evidence for Maximizing Muscular Power. 2013 National Strength and Conditioning Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Oliver, J. M.; Zimmer, A. C.; Wood, D.; Abt, J. P.; Sell, T. C.; Lephart, S. M., Block periodization training in Navy Seal Operators:  Effect of 12 weeks on salivary hormones. FASEB Journal 2013, In review. (2013 Experimental Biology; Boston, MA)

Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R.; Sanchez, A. C.; Kresta, J. Y.; Mardock, M. A.; Crouse, S. F.; Kreider, R. B., Greater strength and power gains after a 12 week periodized resistance training program designed to elicit hypertrophy using intra-set rest intervals. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2012.  (2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association, Providence, RI)

Oliver, J. M.; Jagim, A. R.; Sanchez, A. C.; Kresta, J. Y.; Mardock, M. A.; Crouse, S. F.; Kreider, R. B., Comparative analysis of body composition, strength and power of U. S. soldiers participating in an enlisted to commissioning program and experience matched controls. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  (2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association; Las Vegas, NV)

Oliver, J. M.; Tanguay, J. M.; Weir, D.; Martin, S. E.; Crouse, S. F., Seasonal changes in blood lipids in freshmen NCAAD-IA football players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2011, 43 (5 Supplement).  (2011 American College of Sports Medicine; Denver, CO)

Oliver, J. M.; Lambert, B. S.; Martin, S. E.; Tanguay, J. M.; Bragg, A. F.; Green, J. S.; Crouse, S. F., Predicting body fat to the accuracy of DEXA using standard anthropometric measures. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2011, 25 (1 Supplement). (2010 National Strength and Conditioning Association; Orlando, FL)

Oliver, J. M.; Mardock, M.; Biehl, A. J.; Riechman, S. E., Macronutrient intake in collegiate powerlifters participating in off season training. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2010, 7 (1 Supplement).  (2010 International Society of Sports Nutrition; Clearwater, FL)

Oliver, J. M.; Martin, S. E.; Barnes, W. S.; Green, J. S.; Crouse, S. F., Creatine reduces blood lactate levels at cycling loads below lactate threshold. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2010, 42 (5 Supplement).  (2010 American College of Sport Medicine; Baltimore, MD)

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Physiological Society

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for European Journal of Sports Science
  • Review for Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Reviewer for PlosOne

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Christian University, RCAF/JFSRP, 2012, $10,000 (PI)
  • National Strength and Conditioning, 2010, $9,575 (PI)
  • Cytosport, Inc.- donation of supplements for dissertation project, 2010 (PI)
  • International Society of Sports Nutrition Graduate Student Abstract Award, 2010, $956 (PI)
  • Phytolab GmbH % Co. KG, 2010, $20,145 (COI)
  • AlzChem Trostberg GmbH, 2010, $51,819 (COI)