Michael Rebold, Ph.D.

Program Director and Associate Professor of Integrative Exercise Science

Michael Rebold, Ph.D


Michael Rebold is an associate professor of the integrative exercise science program, specializing in pediatric exercise physiology, behavioral medicine and human/sport performance. He is actively involved in the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Both organizations promote and integrate scientific research, education and practical applications of exercise science to maintain and enhance the quality of life and performance of all individuals. He enjoys collaborating with students on independent research and getting them involved in the research process, as this allows students to gain valuable and practical hands-on experiences.


  • B.A., Baldwin Wallace University
  • M.S., The University of Akron
  • Ph.D., Kent State University

Research Interests

  • The effects of technology (e.g., cell phones) on exercise 
  • The effects of various training programs on sport performance

Selected Publications

  • Rebold, MJ, Lepp, A, Kobak, MS, McDaniel, J, Barkley, JE. The effect of parental involvement on children’s physical activity. The Journal of Pediatrics 170: doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.072, 206-210, 2016.
  • Rebold, MJ, Lepp, A, Sanders, GJ, Barkley, JE. The impact of cell phone use on the intensity and liking of a bout of treadmill exercise. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0125029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125029, 2015.
  • Rebold, MJ, Kobak, MS, Otterstetter, R. The influence of a tabata interval-training program using an aquatic underwater treadmill on various performance variables. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 12(27): 3419-3425, 2013.

Fun Facts

  • Rebold is a former strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns.
  • His favorite sport to play is ultimate frisbee.