Simon Holzapfel

HLTHN, 403B
550 N. 3rd Street
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Education

  • PhD - Arizona State University, AZ, 2013-present
    Physical Activity and Nutrition Science
  • MS - Eastern Kentucky University, KY, 2013
    Exercise and Sports Science
  • BA - Tusculum College, TN, 2011
    Major: Sports Science; Minor: Coaching

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Effects of exercise interventions on motor, cognitive, clinical functions, and health in persons with Down syndrome, other intellectual disabilities, and stroke survivors.

Research Group

Sensorimotor Development Research Laboratory, ASU

Department of Physical Therapy, NAU

Publications

Holzapfel SD, Ringenbach SDR, Mulvey GM, Sandoval-Menendez AM, Birchfield N, & Tahiliani SR (2016). Differential effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) on short-term and working memory of adolescents with Down syndrome. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. Epub ahead of print. Doi 10.1080/20445911.2016.1205592

Ringenbach SDR, Holzapfel SD, Mulvey GM, Richter M, Jimenez A, & Benson A (2016). The effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) and voluntary cycling on reaction time and measures of executive function in adolescents with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Epub ahead of print. Doi 10.1111/jir.12275

Holzapfel SD, Chomentowski PJ, Summers LAM, & Sabin MJ (2016). The relationship between digit ratio (2D:4D), VO2max, ventilatory threshold, and running performance. International Journal of Sports Sciences and Fitness, 6(1). Epub.

Bosch PR, Holzapfel SD, & Taustadóttir T (2015). Feasibility of measuring ventilator threshold in adults with stroke-induced hemiparesis: Implications for exercise prescription. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(1), 1779-1784. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.04.023

Holzapfel SD, Ringenbach, SDR, Mulvey GM, Sandoval-Menendez AM, Cook MR, Ganger RO, & Bennett C (2015). Improvements in manual dexterity relate to improvements in cognitive planning after Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) in adolescents with Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 45, 261-270. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2015.08.003

Ringenbach SDR, Lichtsinn KC, & Holzapfel SD (2015). Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT) improves inhibition in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(4), 376-387. doi:10.3109/13668250.2015.1080352

Ringenbach, SRD, Zimmerman, K, Chen CC, Mulvey, GM, Holzapfel, SD, Weeks, DJ, & Thaut, MH (2014). Adults with Down syndrome performed repetitive movements fast with continuous music cues. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2(3), 47-54.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 420Exercise Testing
KIN 492Honors Directed Study
EXW 493Honors Thesis
KIN 493Honors Thesis
EXW 494Special Topics
KIN 494Special Topics
KIN 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 592Research
EXW 598Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 420Exercise Testing
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 425Exercise Prescription
EXW 492Honors Directed Study
KIN 493Honors Thesis
KIN 494Special Topics
EXW 494Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 302Fundamentals of Wellness
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 425Exercise Prescription
KIN 499Individualized Instruction
EXW 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 325Fitness for Life
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 425Exercise Prescription
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 325Fitness for Life
EXW 344Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
KIN 101Introduction to Kinesiology
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
KIN 101Introduction to Kinesiology
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 316Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EXW 315Physiological Found/Movement