Wes Dudgeon

Associate Professor/Department Chair

Address: Silcox 307
Phone: 843.953.5558
E-mail: dudgeonw@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Ph.D., Univeristy of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Exercise Science

Courses Taught

HEAL 333: Sport and Exercise Science

EXSC 340: Exercise Physiology

EXSC 439: Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology

EXSC 444: Scientific Writing and Data Analysis

EXSC 498: Capstone In Exercise Science


Keeter, C., Passarella, L., Scheett, T.P., Dudgeon, W.D., Jones, L.A. 905 nm Potentiates the Know Effects of 800 nm During Exercise.  Journal of Lasers in Medicine. (In Review).

Sieveredes, J.C., Thomas, D.D., Bornstein, D.B., Bergamin, M, Chandler, J and Dudgeon, WD. Heart Rate Validity of Consumer-based Optical Wrist-based Fitness Monitors.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (In review)

Dudgeon, W.D., Scheett, T.P. Flynn, M.G. Suspension Training Improves Muscular Endurance, Cardiovascular Fitness, and Body Composition in College-Aged Women. Journal of Sports Sciences (In Review)

Dudgeon, W.D., Buchanan, L.A., Strickland, E.A., Scheett, T.P., Garner D.P. Performance Mouthpiece Use During Heavy Resistance Exercise Influences Serum Cortisol and Lactate. Cogent Medicine (In Press)

Dudgeon, W.D., Thomas, D.D., Dauch, W., Scheett, T.P., Webster, M.J. The Effects of High and Low-Dose Cordyceps Militaris-Containing Mushroom Blend Supplementation after Seven and Twenty-Eight Days. American Journal of Sports Science. January:6(1):1-7, 2018. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180601.11

Jaggers, J.R., Snead, J.M., Lobelo, R.L.F., Hand, G.A, Dudgeon, W.D., Prasad, V.L., Burgess, S.E., Blair, S.N. Results of a 9 Month Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention of People Living with HIV. International Journal of Clinical Trials. August 2016 DOI: 10.18203/2349-3259.ijct20162793

Dudgeon, W.D., Kelley, E. P., Scheett, T.P. Effect of Whey Protein in Conjunction with a Caloric-Restricted Diet and Resistance Training.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. September 15, 2016 DOI 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001196

Dudgeon, W.D., Kelley, E.P., Scheett, T.P. In a Single-Blind, Matched Group Design: Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation and Resistance Training Maintains Lean Body Mass During a Caloric Restricted Diet. Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition. January; 13(1), 2016 DOI 10.1186/s12970-015-0112-9

Dudgeon, W.D., Herron, J.M. Aartun, J.A., Thomas, D.D., Kelley, E.P., Scheett, T.P. Physiologic and Metabolic Effects of a Suspension Training Workout. International Journal of Sports Science. March; 5(2), 2015.

Wirth, M.D., Jaggers, J.R., Dudgeon, W.D., Hebert, J.R., Youngstedt, S.D., Blair, S.N., Hand, G.A. Association of Markers of Inflammation with Sleep and Physical Activity Among People Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior. Nov. 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0949-y

Jaggers, J.R., Hand, G.A., Dudgeon, W.D., Phillips, K.D., Durstine, J.L., Blair, S.N. Short Term Aerobic and Resistance Training Improves Mood State Among Adults Living with HIV. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Feb; 36 (2): 175-181 2014. DOI 10.01055/s-0034-1385878

Jaggers, J.R., Prasad, V. K., Dudgeon, W.D., Blair, S.N., Sui, X, Burgess, S.E., Hand, G.A. Associations Between Physical Activity and Sedentary Time on Components of Metabolic Syndrome Among Adults with HIV. AIDS Care. May; 26(11):1387-1392, 2014.

Jaggers, J.R., Dudgeon, W.D., Burgess, S.E., Phillips, K.D., Blair, S.N., Hand, G.A. Psychological Correlates of HIV-related Symptom Distress. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIRS Care. July-August:25(4): 309-317, 2014.

Jaggers, J.R., Dudgeon, W.D., Blair, S.N., Sui, X., Burgess, S.E., Wilcox, S., Hand, G.A. A home-based exercise intervention to increase physical activity among people living with HIV: study design of a randomized clinical trial. BMC Public Health. 2013, 13:502.

Recent Published Abstracts:

The Role of Low Level Laser Light Therapy on Muscle Fatigue. Keeter, C.A.*, Dudgeon, W.D. Jones, L.R. Colonial Athletic Association Undergraduate Research Conference. (March 31, 2017)

Increased Time to Fatigue Following 28 Days of Mushroom Blend Supplementation. D. D. Thomas, W.D. Dudgeon, W. J. Dauch, T.P. Scheett. American College of Sports Medicine 2017 (Accepted for Presentation June 2, 2017)

Decreased Blood Lactate Concentration with 28 Days of Mushroom Blend Supplementation. W.D. Dudgeon, D. D. Thomas, W. J. Dauch, T.P. Scheett. Experimental Biology 2017. (Accepted for Oral Presentation on April 24 2017)

Seven Days of Mushroom Blend Supplementation Improves Measures of Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness. W.D. Dudgeon, D. D. Thomas, W. J. Dauch, M.M. McLeod, T.P. Scheett. American College of Sports Medicine 2017 (Accepted for Presentation June 2, 2017)

Effect of Near Infrared Laser Light on Muscle Fatigue. W.D. Dudgeon and L.R. Jones. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. 48 (5):1133, June 2016.

Suspension Training Did Not Lower Inflammatory Monocyte Levels of Platelet Monocyte Complexes in College-Aged Females.  S.A. Tucci*, R.V. Starker*, E.P. Kelly*, W.N. Bezdek*, C.R. Ignatowicz*, M.D. Phillips, W.D. Dudgeon. SEACSM Abstracts 44: P58, 2016.

Performance Mouthpiece Use During Heavy Resistance Exercise Increases Total Work Performed.  Wesley D.  Dudgeon, Larry A. Buchanan, Ashley E. Strickland, Dena P., Garner, Timothy P. Scheett. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. 46 (5):911, May 2014.

Results of a Home-Based Exercise Intervention to Increase Physical Activity among People Living with HIV. Jason R. Jaggers, Vivik Prasad, Wesley D. Dudgeon, Gregory A. Hand, Stephanie A. Burgess, Martin I. Kalinski, Steven N. Blair, Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. 46 (5):1055, May 2014.

Marathon Training Does Not Significantly Reduce Markers of Inflammation in Young Adults. Joseph P. Flynn*, Wesley D. Dudgeon, T.P. Scheett, M.G. Flynn. SEACSM Abstracts 42: P58, 2014.

Stress and Mood in Military College Students. Wesley D. Dudgeon, Alexis M. Coslick*, Dena P. Garner. SEACSM Abstracts 42: TP22, 2014.

Performance Mouthpiece Improves X-Factor in Young and Old Golfers. Dena P. Garner, Timothy P. Scheett, Erica M. McDivitt, Ben Hepner and Wesley D. Dudgeon. NSCA Abstracts, 2013.

Changes in daily physical activity significantly affects body composition in Hiv+ adults taking antiretroviral therapy. Jason R. Jaggers, Gregory A. Hand, Vivek Prasad, Xuemei Sui, Stephanie Burgess, Wesley D. Dudgeon, Steven N. Blair. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 45, 2013.

Mouthpiece Use Improves Performance in Collegiate Golfers. Justin C. Tretera*, Dena P. Garner, Timothy P. Scheett, Erica M. McDivitt, and Wesley D. Dudgeon. SEACSM Abtracts 41:P63, 2013.

*indicates author was a student at time of publication