Peter Walters, Ph.D.

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Applied Health Science

Professor of Applied Health Science
On Faculty since 1996

Phone: (630)752-5744
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Education

Ph.D., Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 1992

M.A., Physical Education, Texas A&M University, 1989 

B.A., Recreation & Religion, Western Kentucky University, 1981

About Peter Walters

Dr. Walters' professional interests within the field of Applied Health Science include:

  • Teaching which engages students' head, heart and hand
  • Research in sleep, strength training, and thermoregulation
  • Mentoring focused on developing students' spiritual, mental, social, and physical capacities
  • Service to the Wheaton College community

Courses Taught

  • AHS 101 - Wellness -- (Coordinator)
  • AHS 273 - Behavioral Medicine
  • AHS 494 - Integrative Seminar
  • AHS 496 - Internship (Coordinator)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (President, Board Member)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Reviewer: Health and Fitness Journal)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS)

Publications and Presentations

  • Walters, P., Thom, N., Libby, K., Edgen, S., Azadian, A., Tannous, D., Sorenson, E. and Hunt, B. Walters, “The Effect of Intermittent Head Cooling on Aerobic Performance in the Heat” Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, January 2017, Volume (16) Pages 77-83. Refereed Publication
  • Walters, P.H. (2013) Muscular Strength Assessment and Training. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 107-136
  • Walters, P.H. (2013) Flexibility Assessment and Training. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 137-160
  • Walters, P.H. (2013) Nutritional Health and Wellness. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 161-192
  • Walters, P.H., Needham D., and Williams B. (2013) Emotional Health and Wellness. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 193-219
  • Walters, P.H. (2013) Sleep Habits and Wellness. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 225-245
  • Walters, P.H. (2013) Personal Relationships and Wellness. Chapter in Walters, P.H. & J. Bly. Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics. Pages 251-265
  • Walters, P. (2013) Testbank: Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, Feb, 2013.
  • Walters, P. H. (2012) Body Image: Redeeming the Wreckage. in Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, edited by Jeff Davis and Philip Ryken. Crossway Books, Wheaton, IL. April 20, 2012 (Pages 253-264)
  • Walters, Peter, Joel Jezequel, and Mary Beth Grove. Case Study: Bone Mineral Density of Two Elite Senior Powerlifters. National Strength & Conditioning Research Journal. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. March 26, 2012 (Pages 867-72) Refereed Publication
  • Walters, P.H. (2004). Interpersonal depth and spirituality. Chapter in a book to be published by the Christianity, Sport, Leisure & Wellness Society.
  • Walters, P.H. (2004). Self discovery and spirituality. Chapter in a book to be published by the Christianity, Sport, Leisure & Wellness Society.
  • Walters, P.H. & Carlson, K. (2004). A comparison of personality traits between division III collegiate football players and non-athletic collegiate males. Presentation at the NSCA National Convention, Minneapolis.
  • Walters, P.H. & Wise, J. (2004). The effect of participation and performance in division III college football on levels of state and trait anxiety. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Wise, J. & Walters, P.H. (2003). A study of anxiety and performance among division III collegiate football players. Poster presentation at NSCA National Convention, Indianapolis.
  • Walters, P.H. & Carlson, K. (2003). Sleep patterns of collegiate females and males: a descriptive analysis and implications for athletes. Poster presentation at NSCA National Convention, Indianapolis.
  • Walters, P.H., Holloman, A., Bloomquist, L., and Bollier, M. (2003). Childhood Obesity: Causes and Treatment. American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal. ACSM Health and Fitness Journal, 7(1), 17-23.
  • Walters, P.H. (2002). Sleep and Spirituality: Chapter in a book to be published by the Christian Society for Kinesiology, John Byl, ed.
  • Walters, P.H. (2002) Warning: Lack of Sleep May Pose Risks For Athletes. National Youth Sports Safety Foundation: Sidelines. 10(4), 1-4.
  • Walters, P.H. (2002). Sleep Fact Sheet. National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. p1-2.

Grants 

  • Submitted Walters, P. and Hunt, B., (2016)  Navel Special Warfare: Diver Thermal Human Interface Phase II Prototype-Development. WELkins Requested $300,000 
  • Walters, P. and Hunt, B., (2016)  Navel Special Warfare: Diver Thermal Human Interface Phase I Prototype. WELkins Awarded $20,000  5/10/2016
  • Walters, P (2015) Functional Movement Analysis: Beginners to Advanced. Teaching Improvement and Innovation Grant $200 Wheaton College
  • Walters, P. Thom, N.J., Azadian, A., Libby, K., Patty, S., Sorenson, E., Tannous, D., & Hunt, B., (2014)  The Effect of Head Cooling on Aerobic Performance. WELkins Awarded $40,000  1/20/14
  • Walters, P (2013) Implementing Clicker Technology for the Purpose of Enhancing Student Learning. Project Teacher Grant $700, Wheaton College.
  • Walters, P (2012) Incorporating a Feminine Perspective in the Health Sciences General Education Curriculum. Project Teacher Grant $700, Wheaton College.


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