Simon Holzapfel

HLTHN, 403B
550 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix
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 2020
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth&Disease
CHS 394 Special Topics
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 494 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 598 Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
CHS 394 Special Topics
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
CHS 394 Special Topics
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 494 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 593 Applied Project
EXW 598 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 494 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 592 Research
EXW 598 Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
EXW 315 Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 494 Special Topics
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 315 Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
KIN 492 Honors Directed Study
EXW 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
EXW 494 Special Topics
KIN 494 Special Topics
KIN 499 Individualized Instruction
EXW 592 Research
EXW 598 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 420 Exercise Testing
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
EXW 315 Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 425 Exercise Prescription
EXW 492 Honors Directed Study
KIN 493 Honors Thesis
KIN 494 Special Topics
EXW 494 Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EXW 316 Physio Fd of Mov Lab
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
EXW 315 Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 325 Fitness for Life
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
EXW 425 Exercise Prescription
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
EXW 315 Physiological Found/Movement
EXW 325 Fitness for Life
EXW 344 Phys Activity in Hlth/Disease
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
EXW 316 Physio Fd of Mov Lab
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
KIN 101 Introduction to Kinesiology
EXW 316 Physio Fd of Mov Lab