Editor-in-Chief James W. Navalta, PhD, FACSM, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Executive Editors T. Scott Lyons, PhD, FACSM, Western Kentucky University
Whitley J. Stone, PhD, Western Kentucky University

Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology dedicated to relaying information to the research practitioner in an open access format. The journal focuses on two main practical areas: 1) the "Process of Science" (aspects surrounding scientific discovery and practice, which could include findings from investigations, novel scientific applications, or experience gained through completing research), and 2) "Implementation Strategies" (processes by which aspects can be applied to the performance or practice of exercise, including pre-exercise routines, novel training applications, or methods for improving performance). In addition, the journal accepts submissions in the following categories 1) Expedited Articles, 2) Review Articles, and 3) Case Studies. If you have questions about where your work fits, please contact the editors.

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Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2021)

Invited Editorial


Important Updates to Submission Types in Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology
James W. Navalta, Donald L. Hoover, Robert Salatto, Whitley J. Stone, and Scott Lyons

Process of Science


The Effect of Walking an Unfamiliar Versus Companion Dog on Mood, Exercise Enjoyment, and Heart Rate: A Pilot Field Study
Anna C. Covington, Rebecca R. Rogers, Thomas J. Kopec, and Christopher G. Ballmann

Expedited Articles


The Effect of an Acute Bout of Foam Rolling on Running Economy
Lauren M. Biscardi, Brian D. Wright, and Debra A. Stroiney