Stephen Bailey

Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center 100G
2085 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6346


Doctor of Philosophy, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science Department, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, (1988-1992).

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY: Under the direction of J.P. Advis, DVM, Ph.D.  Dept.of Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Responsibilities included management and handling of large animals, assistance in surgical procedures, and application of data collection and processing procedures. (1992-1994)

Master of Arts, Exercise Science, Department of Health and Sport Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (1986-1988).

Bachelor of Arts, Sportsmedicine, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland, (1982-1986).

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, (1995-1998).

Employment History

PROFESSOR: DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION:Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Teaching courses entitled “Introduction to Research”, “Research Design I”, “Research Design II”, “Directed Research I”, “Directed Research II”, and “Evaluation and Treatment of the Cardiopulmonary System”. (1999-present). DIRECTOR: HUMAN MOVEMENT LABORATORY, CENTER FOR FITNESS AND HUMAN MOVEMENT STUDIES: Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. Responsible for overseeing the daily operations and guiding the research agenda for the laboratory located at Alamance Regional Medical Center. (2006-present) RESEARCH COORDINATOR: Department of Physical Therapy Education, Elon University, Elon, NC. Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the department wide research agenda. (1999-present). PROGRAM DIRECTOR: LUNGWORKS:The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, North Carolina. Oversaw the daily operations of the program including staffing, budgeting, and patient care. Provided physical therapy intervention for pulmonary dysfunction. Act as liaison to area physicians and related health care professionals. (1999-2001) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES:Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Taught undergraduate courses entitled "Exercise Physiology" and "Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation". Also teaching graduate level courses entitled "Exercise Physiology" and "Research Methods". Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students and assisting in the coordination of student research projects. (1994-1998) INSTRUCTOR: DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE SCIENCE & SPORT STUDIES:  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Taught undergraduate classes entitled "Motor Learning" and  "Nutritional Aspects of Athletic Performance". Responsibilities included advising undergraduate students and directing the undergraduate internship program. (1992-1994)

Courses Taught

DPT 611: Research Design 1

DPT 621: Research Design II

DPT 707: Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction

DPT 809: Directed Research II

Grants Awarded

Impact of Carbohydrate Supplementation on Performance of an Urban Warfare Virtual Environment Task following Prolonged Exercise in the Heat. Gatorade Sports Science Institute. ($24,940) (2005-2006).

Nutritional Behavior and Physical Activity for the Prevention of Chronic Disease in the Hispanic Community of Alamance County, Kate B. Reynolds Foundation ($540,000) (2001-2006)

Affect of Acute Exercise on Craving in Methadone Maintenance Patients. Faculty Research and Development Committee, Elon University ($4000) (2009)


Bailey, S.P. Tired of being tired: Exercise as a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. In press.

Bailey, S.P.“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” in ACSM”s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic  Diseases and Disabilities, 3rd Edition (J.L. Durstine and G.E. Moore Eds). Human Kinetics, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 2009, p. 233-238. 

Bailey, S.P., Pfluger, K.C., Holt, C., La Budde, Z., Afergan, D., Bartlett, S., Stripling, R., Miller, P.C., and Hall, E. Impact ofprolonged exercise in the heat and carbohydrate supplementation on performance of a virtual reality task. Military Medicine. 173(2): 187-192, 2008.

Bailey, S.P., Brown, L, and Bailey, E.K. Lack of relationship between functional and perceived quality of life outcomes following pulmonary rehabilitation.  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. 19(1):3-10, 2008.

Bailey, S.P., Hall, E.E., Folger, S.E., and Miller, P.C. Changes in brain activity during a graded exercise test on a recumbent cycle ergometer. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 7:505-511, 2008.

Miller, P.C., Bailey, S.P., Barnes , M.E., Derr, S.J., and Hall, E.E. The effects of protease supplementation on skeletal muscle function and DOMS following downhill running. Sports Science. 22:365-372, 2004.

Lewis, C.L., Moutoux, Slaughter, M., and Bailey, S.P. Characteristics of Individuals who fell while receiving home health services. Physical Therapy. 84(1):23-32, 2004.

Stuempfle, K.J. Lehmann, D.R., Case, H.S., Bailey, S.P., Hughes, S.L., McKenzie, J., and Evans, D. Hyponatremia in a Cold Weather Ultraendurnace Race. AlaskaMedicine. 44(3):51-5, 2002.

Bailey, S.P.and Mittleman, K.D. Effect of menstrual cycle phase on carbohydrate supplementation during prolonged exercise to fatigue. Journal of Applied Physiology. 88(2)690-697, 2000.

Thomas, K.J., Hughes, C.L., Inabinent, K.A., Bailey, S.P., and Tomsic, J.B. Perceptions of exercise in older adults: expected versus achieved outcomes. Issues on Aging. 22(4)5-10, 1999.                                                                                         

Mittleman, K., Bailey, S.P. , Ricci, M., and Fakhrzadeh, L. Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation during prolonged exercise in the heat. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  30(1):83-91, 1998.                                     

Davis, J.M. and Bailey, S.P. Possible mechanisms of central nervous system fatigue during exercise . Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.29(1):45-57, 1997.

Mittleman, K., Rangwalla, I., Zacher, C., Polizzi, J., Cohen, M., Burgin, J., and Bailey, S.P. Influence of menstral cycle phase on carbohydrate supplementation during exercise to fatigue. Environmental Ergonomics: Recent Progress and New Fronteirs. (Eds. Y. Shapiro, D.S. Moran, and Y. Epstein). Freund Publishers: Tela Viev, pp. 15-18, 1996

Bailey, S.P.,Davis, J.M., and Ahlborn, E.A. Effects of Serotonergic agonists and  antagonists on endurance performance in the rat. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 14(6):330-333, 1993.

Bailey, S.P.,Davis, J.M., and Ahlborn, E.A. Neurochemical and substrate responses  to altered brain 5-HT activity during prolonged exercise to fatigue.Journal of Applied Physiology.  74(6): 3006-3012, 1993.

Mittleman, K.D., Bailey, S.P., Advis, J.P., and Smith, D. Comparison of brain and tympanic  temperature during passive heat stress and exercise. Proceedings of the 6th International  Conference of Environmental Ergonomics. North York, Ontario:DCIEM, pp.142-143, 1994.

Bailey, S.P.,Davis, J.M., and Ahlborn, E. Effect of increased serotonergic activity on endurance performance in the rat.Acta Physiologica Scandinavica. 145(1): 75-76, 1992.

Davis, J.M., Bailey, S.P., Woods, J.A., Galiano, F.J., Hamilton, M., and Bartoli, W.P. Effects of carbohydrate feedings on plasma free tryptophan and branched-chain amino acids during prolonged cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 65:513-519, 1992.

Pate, R.R., Macera, C., Bailey, S.P., Bartoli, W.P., Powell, K. Physiological, anthropometric, and  behavioral correlates of running economy. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 24(10):1128-1133, 1992.

Bailey, S.P.and Messier, S.P. Variation of stride length and running economy in male novice runners during a seven week training period. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 12(3):299-304, 1991.

Bailey, S.P.and Pate, R.R. Feasibility of improving running economy. Sports Medicine. 12(4):228-236,1991.

Berry, M.J., Bailey, S.P., Sandt, L.A., and TeWinkle, J.A. The effects of elastic running tights on  venous lactate levels. Canadian Journal of Sports Science. 15(4):244-248,1990.


Bailey, S.P., Henderly, B., and Fernandez, J. Performance in a virtual environment and cognitive function during prolonged exercise in the heat. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Seattle, WA,  May 2009.

Bailey, S.P.Fredde, C., Sonnycalb, A., and Szabo, M. Effects of carbohydrate supplementation on changes in cognitive function during prolonged exercise in the heat. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Indianapolis, IN,  May 2008.

Bailey, S.P., Bailey, E.K., and Brown, L. Lack of relationship between Functional Perceived Quality of Life Outcomes following Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in New Orleans, LA June 2007.

Bailey, S.P., Pfluger, K.C., Holt, C., La Budde, Z., Afergan, D., Bartlett, S., Stripling, R., Miller, P.C., and Hall, E. Changes in Performance of a Virtual Reality Task Subsequent to Prolonged Exercise in the Heat and Carbohydrate Supplementation.Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Denver, CO, June 2006.

Bailey, S.P., Hall, E., Miller, P.C., and Folger, S.E. Changes in Brain Activity, Affect, and Perception During Graded Exercise.Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting in Nashville, TN, June 2005.

Bailey, S.P.and Sauer, M. Reducing the risk of chronic disease in underserved communities in North Carolina:The S.E.L.F. Improvement Project. Southeast Regional Chapter Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Atlanta, GA, January , 2004.

Bailey, S.P.,Hall, E.E., Cain, J.M., Miller, P.C., and Folger, S.E.. Changes in brain activity during a graded exercise test on a recumbent cycle ergometer. American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2004.

Bailey, S. P.  Participation of Physical Therapy Students in a Community Based Program Designed to Reduce the Risk for Chronic Disease in Latinos.  Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Tampa, February, 2003.

Bailey, S. P. Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in COPD and CHF: Implications for Physical Therapy Intervention. Presented at the Triad District Meeting of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. July, 2002.

Bailey, S.P., Folger, S. , Kussman, C., Russell, C., Meade, L., and Baez, H. Influence of gender on physical activity and other health related factors in a Latino community. Presented at the National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 2002.

Bailey, S.P.,Miller, P.C., Barnes, M.E., Derr, S.J., and Hall, E.E.. Relationship between muscle soreness and contractile performance following downhill running.  Presented at the National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2001.

Bailey, S.P.,Forrest, L., Johnson, J., Richardson, R., Niven, C., Kinzey, D., and Townsley, Y. Functional outcomes following fluoroscopically guided epidural injection for sciatica. Presented at the National American College of Sports Medicine Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2000.

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