Jessica Gibb

Jessica Gibb

Program Director / Instructor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 105M - SAC E
jlschi05 @

Jessica Gibb's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Jessica Gibb, M.S., EP-C, CEP, FMSC, earned a B.S. in exercise physiology (2008) from Ohio University and a M.S. in exercise physiology with a concentration in strength & conditioning (2011) from the University of Louisville. She is currently a full-time instructor at the University of Louisville in the Health and Sport Sciences Department. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the ACSM, and has a Level 1 Functional Movement Screen certification. She has ten years of personal and group fitness training experience.

Academic Background

  • M.S. Exercise Physiology, University of Louisville
  • B.S. Exercise Physiology, Ohio University

Teaching Areas

  • Lab Methods in Exercise Physiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Senior Seminar in Exercise Physiology
  • Health/Fitness Lab Instructor

Research Areas

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Effects of Menthol Treatment on Strength and Blood Flow
  • Improve Fitness in Individuals with Downs Syndrome

Honors and Awards

  • UofL Faculty Favorite, 2012 - 2017
  • UofL Red and Black Faculty Mentor, 2012, 2014, 2016

Professional Service

  • Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Journal Reviewer, 2016 - present
  • KAHPERD Journal, Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Journal Reviewer, 2017

Recent Publications

  • Jett, M., Gibb, J. and Verrill, D. Evidence-based alternatives to popular exercises. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Vol. 21 (6), 2017.
  • Jett, M., and Gibb, J. Strategies to Prevent a Plateau in Your Health and Fitness Gains. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Vol. 20 (4), 2016.
  • Schilero, J., and Swank, A. Periodization for the Clinical Practitioner. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Vol.16 (6), 2012.