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Scott Conger, PhD

Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Scott Conger

Scott A. Conger joined the faculty at Boise State University in 2013. Prior to arriving at Boise State, he was an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee. He also worked for six years as a laboratory manager at laboratories within the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the University of Michigan Medical School. These positions allowed him to work with a variety of research populations including adults with spinal cord injuries, Naval Special Warfare personnel, recreational and elite athletes, and older adults with chronic diseases such as CVD, diabetes, cancer, and chronic renal failure.
Conger’s primary research interest is in the application of objective methods to assess physical activity using varies types of physical activity monitors. In recent years, his research has focused on developing and improving on methods of assessing resistance training exercise using wrist-worn activity monitors.

Contact Information:

Phone: (208) 426-4271
Fax: (208) 426-1894
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  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (Cert # 3984)
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (Cert # 14596)
  • American Red Cross CPR – Professional Rescuer

Research Interests:

  • Objective assessment of physical activity
  • Nutritional ergogenic aids for exercise performance

Select publications:

  • Dobbs, T.J., S.R. Simonson, and S.A. Conger. Improving power output in older adults using plyometrics in a body mass-supported treadmill. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 32(9): 2458-2465, 2018.
  • Coe, D.P., S.A. Conger, J.M. Kendrick, B.C. Howard, D.L. Thompson, D.R. Bassett, Jr., and J.D. White. Effect of walking on glucose levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 43(5): 531-534, 2018.
  • Montoye, A.H.K., S.A. Conger, C.P. Connolly, M.S. Tuttle, M.B. Nelson, J.M. Bock, and L.A. Kaminsky. Validation of accelerometer-based energy expenditure prediction models in structured and simulated free-living settings. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 21(4): 223-234, 2017.
  • Conger, S.A., J. Guo, S.M. Fulkerson, L. Pedigo, H. Chen, and D.R. Bassett, Jr. Objective assessment of strength training exercises using a wrist-worn accelerometer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(9): 1847-1855, 2016.
  • Sasaki, J.E., C. Howe, D. John, A. Hickey, J. Steeves, S. Conger, K. Lyden, S. Kozey-Keadle, S. Burkart, S. Alhassan, D. Bassett, Jr., and P.S. Freedson. Energy expenditure for 70 activities in children and adolescents. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13(Suppl 1): S24-S28, 2016.
  • Conger, S.A. Training for Performance. In: E.T. Howley and D.L. Thompson (eds) Fitness Professional’s Handbook, 7th ed. Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL. (pp. 313-326), 2016.
  • Conger, S.A., S.N. Scott, E.C. Fitzhugh, D.L. Thompson, and D.R. Bassett, Jr. Validity of physical activity monitors for estimating energy expenditure during wheelchair propulsion. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12(11): 1520-1526, 2015.
  • Bassett, D.R., D. John, S.A. Conger, E.C. Fitzhugh, and D.P. Coe. Trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviors in U.S. youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12(8): 1102-1111, 2015.
  • Bassett, D.R., D. John, S.A. Conger, B.C. Rider, R.M. Passmore, and J.M. Clark. Detection of lying down, sitting, standing, and stepping using two activPAL monitors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(10): 2025-2029, 2014.
  • Conger, S.A., S.N. Scott, and D.R. Bassett, Jr. Predicting energy expenditure through hand rim propulsion power output in individuals who use wheelchairs. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 48(13): 1048-1053, 2014.


  • KINES 330 Exercise Physiology and Laboratory
  • KINES 332 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
  • KINES 506 Sports Nutrition
  • KINES 510 Physiology of Activity