Kevin Ritsche

Assistant Professor


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Department: Human Performance and Sport Sciences
Office Location: Anderson C144B
Phone: 336-750-3310
Fax: -
Email:  ritschek@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Kevin Ritsche, M.A. is an assistant professor of Exercise Science at Winston-Salem State University. He is married to Katherine Ritsche and has two small children (Jillian and Nolan). He grew up in Superior, WI and attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where he earned two degrees in Exercise
Physiology. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. requirements in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His research focuses on the exercise-induced human growth hormone response and sleep deprivation.  His other areas of research interests include diabetes prevention and heart disease education.  He is also the head coach of Winston-Salem State University's baseball team and was named the CIAA Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 after winning the CIAA Championship three straight years (2011, 2012, 2013).


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. intended in Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Completion Fall 2013)
  • M.A. in Exercise Physiology , College of St. Scholastica, 2005
  • B.A. in Exercise Physiology, College of St. Scholastica, 2004


  • Selected Publications:

    Birnbaum,L., Ritsche, K. and Boone, T.  Exercise intensity and substrate utilization.  Gazzetta Medica Italiana; Arch. Sci. Med. 2008 March; (167):  1-7.


    Additional Information:

    EXS 2122 – Physiology Basis of Human Movement

    EXS 2130 Field Experience in Exercise Science

    EXS 3315  Biomechanics

    EXS 3411 – Functional Anatomy

    PED 4100  The Science of Resistance Training

    EXS 4301 – Clinical Exercise Physiology

    PED 4319  Physiological Assessment & Exercise Programming in Older Adults

    EXS 4612   Internship

    College of St. Scholastica "Alumni of the Month" November 2006

    Wideman, L., Ritsche, K. & Shultz, S. (2011). Sex Hormones Predict Collagen Turnover in Normal Menstruating Women.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  National American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Denver, CO. 

    Alexander, R., Ritsche, K. & McKenzie, M. (2011).  Relationship Between the BORG Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale and Other Physiological Measurements During a Maximal Cycle Ergometer Exercise Test in African-American Women.  Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).  Charlotte, NC.

    Ritsche, K., Patrie, J., Weltman, A. & Wideman, L. (2010).  Exercise-Induced Growth Hormone is Related to 24-Hour GH AUC in Females.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement.  National American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Baltimore, MD.

    Mellick, P., Smith, J., Ritsche, K. & Wideman, L.  (2010).   The Effects of Sprint Training on Exercise Capacity, Growth Hormone and Body Composition.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 42:5 Supplement. National American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Baltimore, MD.

    Brown, C.W., Ritsche, K. & Spinks, D. (2010).  The Effectiveness of a Heart Disease Education Program in the Reduction of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Middle-Aged African-American Women. Southern District AAPHERD Convention.  Myrtle Beach, SC. 

    Smith, J., Ritsche, K., Mellick, P. and Wideman, L (2010).  Growth Hormone Adaptation to Three Weeks of Sprint Exercise Training on a Cycle Ergometer.  Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Greenville, SC.

    Ritsche, K., Smith, J., Mellick, P. & Wideman, L. (2010).  The Impact of Short-Term High-Intensity Sprint Training on Exercise Capacity and Body Composition.  Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Greenville, SC.

    Ritsche, K., Swearingin, B., Ward, G., & Wideman, L. (2008).  Hemostatic Profile in Sedentary, African-American Women.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 40:5 Supplement.  National American College of Sports Medicine Conference.  Baltimore, MD.

    Ritsche, K., Stratta, T., Kavas, A., Pittsley, J., & Brown, C.W. (2008).  Self-Reported Awareness of Health, Fitness Status, Body Composition, Stress and Diet in African-American College-Aged Students. National American Society of Exercise Physiologists.  Duluth, MN.  

    Ritsche, K., Stratta T., Kavas, A., Pittsley, J., & Brown, C.W. (2007).  Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity with Percent Body Fat in African-American College Students.  SE Institute for Operations and Management Sciences.  Myrtle Beach, SC.

    Ritsche, K.  (2006).  Substrate Utilization at Different Intensities of Exercise and Maximizing Lipid Oxidation. JEPonline. Vol. 9(2): 12.  National American Society of Exercise Physiologists Conference.  Albuquerque, NM.

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