"Raymond F. Moss Furman University"

After receiving my Ph.D. from the University of Texas I was Director of Research for the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse cardiac rehabilitation program and lecturer in the Physical Education department for 3 years. Following the University of Wisconsin, I spent 8 years at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where I was an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. I was appointed as the department head of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine during my last year there. Currently, I am a Professor of Health Sciences and Director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory here at Furman University. I have been a faculty member at Furman University since 1987.

Name Title Description


Wellness Concepts

Wellness concepts which promote lifetime fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Topics include: aerobic and muscular conditioning, nutrition, and medical aspects of fitness. Participation in activities to develop cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.


Analysis of Human Performance

Laboratory techniques for the assessment of the anatomical, cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and anthropometric components of human movement with an emphasis on the underlying physics and physiology of human motion.


Physiology of Exercise

Concepts and laboratory experiments concerning the mechanisms by which the human body functions, with special reference to the effects of acute and chronic exercise. Not open to freshmen.



Study of living systems in motion. Structured around classic mechanics. Evaluating human motion by the methods of kinematics and kinetics. Topics include: the work-energy theorem, Archimedes146 principle, Bernoulli146s law and others that govern human motion. Laboratory exercises developed to bridge the gap between lecture materials and real world applications.


Graded Exercise Test Practicum

Practicum experience in laboratory for assessing cardiac and respiratory function, exercise capacity, body structure and composition via techniques of electrocardiography, impedance cardiography, spirometry, graded exercise testing, anthropometry, densitometry, etc.


Physiology of Aging

Physiological basis of changes that occur during the aging process from the cellular to the whole animal level. Demography, evolutionary and mechanistic theories of aging, physiological changes, and the role of physical activity, nutrition, and disease during the aging process.

Full Length

  • Raven, PB, A Jackson, K Page, RF Moss, and O Bradley, "Physiological Responses of Mild Pulmonary Impaired Subjects While Using a Demand Respirator During Rest and Work." Amer Indus Hyg Assoc J. 42:247-257, 1981.
  • Raven, PB, RF Moss, A Jackson, and K Page. "Clinical Pulmonary Function and Industrial Respirator Wear During Rest and Work." Amer Indus Hyg Assoc J. 42:897-903, 1981.
  • Moss, RF, JP Knockel, PB Raven, JR Peckham and J Blachley. "The Effect of Training on Resting Muscle Membrane Potential." Inter Series on Sport Science, Biochem of Exer. 13:806-811, 1982.
  • English, WR, DR Young, RF Moss, and PB Raven. "Chronic Muscle Overuse Syndrome in Baseball." Phys and Sports Med. 12:111-115, 1984.
  • Moss RF, WR English, and W Chambers. "Disuse Atrophy: A secondary Sports Medicine Problem Requiring Primary Care." Osteo Ann. 13:16-26, 1985.
  • Zeimetz, GA, JF McNeill, JR Hall, and RF Moss. "Quantifiable Changes in Oxygen Uptake, Heart Rate and Time to Target Heart Rate When Hand Support is Allowed During Treadmill Exercise." J of Card Rehab. Vol. V(II):525-530, 1985.
  • Moss-Harbison, KA, RF Moss and LL Peterson. "Realtime Data Acquisition Knowledge-based Systems: Applied to Cardiac Rehabilitation." Proc Artif Intell and Adv Comp Tech, pp. 40-49, 1985.
  • Templeton, GH, M Padalino, and RF Moss. "Relationships Between Soleus Size, Indomethacin and Phosphatidylethanolamine." J of Prostaglandin Res. Vol. 31(3):545-559, 1986.
  • McGill, JC, JA Hall, and RF Moss. "Psychological Characteristics of Professional Rodeo Cowboys." J of Sports Behav. Vol. 9(4): 143-151, 1986.
  • McGill, JC, K Schmidt, and RF Moss. Differential Analysis of Lumbar Motion Patterns. For the Journal of the Osteopathic Medical Association.


  • Caterisano, A, RF Moss, TK Pellinger, K Woodruff, VC Lewis, W Booth and T Khadra. “The Effect of Weighted Squat Depth on EMG Activity of Four Superficial Thigh Muscles.” J of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2002, 16(3), 325-334.
  • Pierce, WJ, RF Moss, S Murr and M McCauley. “Three Days a Week to Faster Running.” Marathon and Beyond, 2007. 11(1): 77-83.
  • Moss, RF. "Motor Specificity in the Mentally Retarded." TAAHPER research conference at Annual Meeting, 1973.
  • Moss, RF, HW Bonner, and R. Shorey. "The Effect of Training on Fasting Levels of Serum Cholesterol, Triglyceride and Lipoprotein." Med Sci in Sports 11:109, 1979.
  • Obma, RT, PK Wilson, RF Moss, S Campbell and D. Campbell. "Angina of Second Effort: MET Capacity." Med Sci in Sports, 11:111, 1979.
  • Zeimetz, GA, RF Moss, NK Butts, and PK Wilson. "Support Versus Non- Support Treadmill Walking." Med Sci in Sports, 11:112, 1979.
  • Obma, RT, PK Wilson, RF Moss, and P Rose-Hyvonen. "Impedence Reduction Therapy with Prazonsin in the Hypertensive Patient with Angina Pectoris.
  • Brink, LS, RF Moss, PA Utsby, PK Wilson, and RT Obma. "Effect of Propranolol on Exercise Capacity in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation." Med Sci in Sports, 11:110, 1979.
  • Kirkendall, DT, RF Moss, RM Reed, PK Wilson and JA Muehlenbein. "Validaton of Body Density Equations in Males by Age." Med Sci in Sports, 12:97, 1980.
  • Reed, RM, RF Moss, DG Jensen, DT Kirkendall and PK Wilson. "Anthropometric Determination of Body Density in Pre-Pubescent Males, Aged 7-11." Med Sci in Sports, 12:103, 1980.
  • McNeill, JF, NE Doll, RF Moss, RT Obma and J Castek. "Validation and Formulation of Oxygen Uptake Prediction Equations for Treadmill Exercise Tests." Med Sci in Sports, 12:88, 1980.
  • Doll, NE, JF McNeill, NK Butts, RF Moss and JE Castek. "Ratings of Perceived Exertion at Similar Oxygen Consumption Levels with Varying Treadmill Protocols." Med Sci in Sports, 12:112, 1980.
  • Jensen, RL, NK Butts, GH Porter and RF Moss. "Influence of Combining Arm-leg Cycling and VO§2 Max of Intercollegiate Swimmer." Med Sci in Sports 12:115, 1980.
  • Moss, RF. "Comparison of Muscle Membrane Potentials of Trained and Sedentary Males." Texas Chapter of Amer Coll of Sports Med, 1981.
  • Moss, RF, J Blachley, JP Knockel and PB Raven. "The Effect of Training of Resting Muscle Membrane Potentials." Abstracts of the Fifth Inter Sympon the Biochem of Exerc, 17, 1982.
  • McGill, JC, JR Hall and RF Moss. "Personality Characteristics of Professional Rodeo Cowboys: An Initial Description Review." Amer Psych Assoc Ann Conv, 1984.
  • Horn, GW, D Rohm-Young, RF Moss, A Unteriener, BE Gench and PB Raven. "A Physiological Profile of the Female Racquetball Player." Med Sci in Sports, 16:194, 1984.
  • McGill, JC, RF Moss, JR Hall, WR Ratliff and J McNeill. "Physical and Behavioral Characteristics of Professional Cowboys." Soc of Behav Med, 66, 1985.
  • McGill, JC, RF Moss, and WR Ratliff. "Physiological and Behavioral Characteristics of Professional Rodeo Cowboys." Southwestern Psych Assoc, 1985.
  • Moss, RF, GH Templeton and M Padalino. "Recovery of Soleus Muscle Following Disuse Atrophy Due to Suspension Hypokinesia." Med Sci in Sports, 17:234, 1985.
  • Moss, RF, R Bauer and JL Kenyon. "Properties of Sodium Channels in Fast and Slow Twitch Mammalian Skeletal Muscle." Federation Proceedings, 45:1009, 1986.
  • Moss-Harbison, KA, RF Moss, R Berger and LL Peterson. "Time- Constrained Knowledge-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation." Proc IEEE Engin Med Biol Con, 1986.
  • Moss, RF and RJ Bauer. "Sodium Channel Inactivation Kinetics in Mammalian Skeletal Muscle." Med Sci in Sports, 19:S27, 1987.
  • Moss, RF. "Sodium Channel Current Densities in Fast and Slow Twitch Mammalian Skeletal Muscle." Med Sci in Sports, Vol. 20:S80, 1988.
  • Schmidt, K, FR Tepper, J. Hanam, JC McGill, and RF Moss. "Correlations of EMG and Palpatoy Findings." American Osteopathic Association Abstract Publication, 1989.
  • Turner, J, RF Moss, L Meisenheimer. "The Origin of Injuries Related to Gender Differences In Soccer Players." Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 1999.
  • Caterisano, A, RF Moss, TK Pellinger K Woodruff, VC Lewis, W Booth and T Khadra. “The Effect Of Weighted Squat Depth on EMG Activity Of Four Superficial Thigh Muscles.” Med Sci in Sports, Vol. 32 #5:S56, 2000.
  • Moss, RF, A Caterisano, VC Lewis, K Woodruff, TK Pellinger, T Khadra, W Booth. “Effect Of Bar Placement During Squat On The Electromyographical Activity of Four Thigh Muscles.” Med Sci in Sports, Vol. 32:5:S366, 2000.
  • Caterisano, A, NR Doty, RF Moss and CW Brown. “The Effect Of Sport -Specific Resistance Training On The Correlation Between Grip Strength and Total Strength.” J Of Strength and Conditioning, Vol. 14:3:361, 2000
  • Moss, R.F. , A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick, F.J. Goodwin and N. Leblanc; Comparison of VO2, Ventilation, Heart Rate and Blood Lactate Between Treadmill Running and Free Range Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 39 no. 5, May 2007.
  • Patrick, B.T., A. Caterisano, E. Webb, G. Guth nd R. F. Moss; Oxygen Consumption and Energy Expenditure of Different Intensities o f Weight- Training in Women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 39 No. 5, May 2007.
  • Caterisano, A., B. T. Patrick, R. F. Moss, J. M. Grossnickle; “Variable Training Intensities With Equivalent Training Volume Affects EPOC In Circuit Weight-training; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 39 No. 5, May 2007
  • Caterisano, A., J.M. Grossnickle, B.T. Patrick, R.F. Moss, L. Salter and N. Basinger, “The Electromyographic Analysis of Three Abdominal Core Muscles: Comparing the Crunch to the Plank” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 41. No. 5, pg. s344, May 2009
  • Grossnickle, J.M., A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick, R.F. Moss, N. Basinger and L. Salter, “The Effect of Crunch Exercise Speed on Electromyographic Activity of Three Abdominal Muscles Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol. 41, No.5, pg. s537, May 2009
  • Moss, R.F., A. Caterisano, B.T. Patrick and J.M. Grossnickle, “Comparing EMG Data on Upper and Lower Regions of Rectus Abdominus During Exercise to Fatigue” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Vol.41, No. 5, pg. s537, May 2009
  • Caterisano, A., B.T. Patrick, J.M. Grossnickle, and R.F. Moss, “The Effect Of Varying Intensity on Total Energy Expenditure During Circuit Weight Training With Equal Volume” Medicine and Science In Sport and Exercise Vol. 40, No. 5, pg. s257, May 2009
  • Caterisano, A., L. H. Farrow and R.F. Moss, “Effects Of A High-fat vs. High-carbohydrate Meal On Dxa Scan Body Fat Results. Medicine and Science In Sports and Exercise, Vol 43, No. 5, s216, June 4, 2011.

Primarily related to human performance and biomechanics of running. Most recent research has been with special populations, including Parkinson’s and traumatic brain injury subjects, and their response to intensive resistive exercise training.

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