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Jason Cholewa

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

Curriculum Vitae





Springfield College, Exercise Physiology Ph.D.

Springfield College, Applied Exercise Physiology M.S

University of Rhode Island, Communications B.S


Courses taught (since academic year 2013):

  • EXSS 310              Exercise and Sport Nutrition
  • EXSS 350              Exercise Physiology
  • EXSS 415              Personal Fitness Leadership
  • EXSS 399-01        Independent Study in Exercise Science (Sports Nutrition Research)
  • EXSS 399-02        Independent Study in Exercise Science (Resistance Training Research)


Manuscripts Published (since 2013):

Rossi, F., Cholewa, J. M., et al. Lira, F. (2015) Impact of short and moderate rest intervals on the acute immunometabolic response to exhaustive strength exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. [Manuscript Accepted for Publication].

Zanchi, N. E., Cholewa, J. M., Moreita, G. V., Veras, K., Almeeida, F. N., Webber, T., Seixas, D., Lancha-Jr, A. H., de Oliviera Carvalho, C. G. (2015). Effects of Diacerein treatment on palmitate induced endoplasmic reticulum stress in INS1-E beta cells. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.[Manuscript Accepted for Publication].

Cholewa, J. M., Jaffe D. J., Grannis D. G., Guimarães-Ferreira, L., Matthews, T. D., & Paolone, V. J. (2015). The Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on a Soccer Specific Conditioning Test in Division III Soccer Players. Journal of Trainology. 4(1): 19-24.

Silva, V., Azevedo, A.P., Duncan, M.J., Cordeiro, J.P., Siqueria-Filho, M.A., Cholewa, J.M., Zanchi, N.E., Guimarães-Ferreira, L. (2014). Effects of exercise intensity on rating of perceived exertion during multiple sets in bench press to volitional failure. Journal of Trainlology, 3(2): 41-46.

Cholewa, J. M., Ferreira-Guimarães, L., & Zanchi, N. E. (2014). Effects of betaine on performance and body composition: A review of recent findings and potential mechanisms. Amino Acids, 46(8): 1785-1793.

Ferreira-Guimarães, L., Cholewa, J. M., Niamo, M. A., Zhi, X., Magagnin, D., de Sa, R., Streck, E., Teixiera, T., & Zanchi, N. E. (2014). Synergistic Effects of Resistance Training and Protein Intake: Practical Aspects. Nutrition, 30(10): 1097-1103.

Cholewa, J. M., Ferreira-Guimarães, L., Niamo, M. A., Zhi, X., de Sa, R., da Silva, M., Teixiera, T., & Zanchi, N. E. (2014). Basic models modeling resistance training: An update of the literature for basic scientists interested in study skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 229(9): 1148-1156.

Cholewa, J. M., Wyszczelska-Rokiel, M., Glowacki, R., Jakubowski, H., Matthews, T. D., Wood, R., Craig, S. A., & Paolone, V. J. (2013). Effects of Betaine Supplementation on Body Composition, Performance and Homocysteine Thiolactone. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 10(39).


Manuscripts in Progress (since 9/2015):

Rossi, F., Cholewa, J. M., et al. Lira, F. Immunometabolic responses to concurrent training: Effects of exercise order. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. [Manuscript in Review].

Inoue, D., Goncalves-Panissa, V., Monteiro, P., Neto, J., Rossi, F., Caperuto, E. Cholewa, J. M., Lira, F. (2015). Caffeine consumption does not improve performance in concurrent strength but increases TNF-α. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. [Manuscript in Review].

Zhi, X., Zanchi, N. E., Yan, Z., Yue-qin, Y., Hua-yu, S., Cholewa, J. M., Ferreira-Guimarães, L., Naimo, M. A., Jun-Zhi, S., Quan-sheng, S. (2015) Moderate Aerobic Exercise in Combination with Leucine Supplementation Attenuate Fast-twitch Muscle Atrophy in Pre-senile mice. Amino Acids. [Manuscript in Review].

Santos, S., Gerosa-Neto, J., Inoue, D., Rossi, F.E., Cholewa, J. M., Campus, E, Lira, F.S. (2015). Physiological response to 5km running in high-intensity intermittent and moderate continuous. International Journal of Sports Medicine. [Manuscript in Review].

Cholewa, J. M., et al. Effects of Sport Nutrition Education on Dietary Intake, Nutrition Knowledge, Body Composition, and Performance in NCAA Division I Baseball Players. [Manuscript in Preparation].

Cholewa, J. M., Ferreira-Guimarães, L., Naimo, M. A., & Zanchi, N. E. Mapping Leucine Circuitry: From simple amino acid to complex cell biology. Journal of Cellular Physiology. [Manuscript in Preparation.]

Cholewa, J.M., Rossi F., Barreiro, J., & Grannis, D.J. Resistance Training as Physiotherapy for Cystic Fibrosis: A Review. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. [Manuscript in Preparation].


Book Chapters (since 2013):

Ferreira-Guimarães, L., Cholewa, J. M., Furigo, I. C., Bolivar-Pedrosos, J., & Zanchi N. E. (2015). An Overview on Leucine Metabolites Alpha-Ketoisocaproate (KIC) and Beta-Hydroxi-Beta-Methyl Butyrate (HMB) in Skeletal Muscle Function and Sports Performance. Leucine: Biology, Consumption, and Benefits. Biochemistry Research Trends: Nova Publishers, 978-1-63482-633-4


Conference Presentations (since 2013):

“The effects of a sports nutrition education intervention on nutritional status, sport nutrition knowledge, body composition, and performance in NCAA Division I baseball players” – The International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2015. Poster Presentation.

“Betaine Supplementation Improves Body Composition and Homocysteine Thiolactone in Strength Trained Men” – National Convention of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May 2013. Poster Presentation.

“Effects of Betaine Supplementation on Strength, Body Composition, and Homocysteine Thiolactone” – Southeast Regional Convention of the American College of Sports Medicine, Greenville, SC, February 2013. Oral Communication.


Invited Speaker (since 2013):

ISSN Invited Speaker – Pre Workouts: Hyped up or just plain hype? (1st Author) – Oral Presentation at 2016 ISSN Coastal Carolina University Workshop, Conway, SC. To be presented March 2016


CCU Research Projects in Progress:

Effects of Sport Nutrition Education on Dietary Intake, Nutrition Knowledge, Body Composition, and Performance Changes during preseason in NCAA Division I Female Athletes

Effects of Leg Press versus Squat Training on Measures of Strength and Physical Function in Young Adults


Community Involvement (since 2013):

International Society of Sports Nutrition Workshop at Coastal Carolina University, Conway SC. March 19, 2016. Event Host: Organized, designed, and invited local, regional, and national speakers to present to students and local professionals.

EXSS 415 Offerings of Personal Fitness Training. Network with the CCU and local community to offer free personal training by students as a major part of their course work. This work provides students with the ability to interact and learn experientially, and demonstrates the work, maturity, and knowledge of our students to the community while also highlighting to the public the work and research being done by the department of Kinesiology.

Faculty Sport Nutritionist to Coastal Carolina University Athletics. Work here has begun a collaboration with athletics to improve athlete performance, collect publishable data, and provide kinesiology students with the opportunity to work in a both a research and applied setting with strength coaching and nutrition.


Contact Me

Office: Williams-Brice(WB) 101A

Phone: 843-349-2041


Website:  www.JasonCholewa.com

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054


843-349- 2808 (Phone)
843-349-2875 (Fax)

Williams-Brice 111


Cheryl Smith
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Gregory Martel
Department Chair

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