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Lori A Sherlock

Lori A Sherlock MS

Associate Professor

P.O. Box 9227
8300A HSS
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Assistant Professor

Human Performance - Exercise Physiology (SOM)



West Virginia University, MS, 2002
Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, BS, 2000


Short Bio

I am responsible for the courses and training in Aquatic Therapy. I also organize the Exercise Physiology Club.

Long Bio

Positions and Employment:

  • Assistant Professor & Aquatic Therapy Coordinator - Division of Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University. (July 2004 - Present).
  • Clinical Instructor - Aquatics & Aquatics Director - School of Physical Education at West Virginia University. (August 2001 - June 2004).
  • Aquatics Coordinator - National Youth and Sports Program, West Virginia University ( June 2002-July 2002).
  • Aquatic Therapist- Aquatic Therapy Department - HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. (January 1998 - January 2001)

Other Experience & Professional Membership:

  • Member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), 2001 - Present
  • Member of the Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Industry (ATRI), 2003 - Present
  • Member of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), 2003-Present
  • Member of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), 2002 - Present


  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)
  • Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute Certified (A.T.R.I.C.)
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor - American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.)
  • Aquatic Exercise Instructor - Aquatic Exercise Association (A.E.A.)
  • Certified Pool Operator - National Swimming Pool Foundation
  • Lifeguard Instructor Trainer - American Red Cross
  • Certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant - American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.)
  • Certified Mom's In Motion Instructor - Sara's City
  • SCUBA Certified - PADI
  • CPR & First Aid For the Professional Rescuer Instructor Trainer - American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatics Program Instructor Trainer
  • Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program Deep Water Instructor Trainer
  • Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatic Program Juvenile Arthritis Instructor Trainer
  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer - American Red Cross
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified - American Heart Association (A.H.A.)
  • Ai Chi Practitioner - ATRI

Honors & Activities:

  • Presenter for the International Aquatic Fitness Association
  • Board Member of the American Red Cross Mountain Laurel Chapter
  • Advisory Board member for the Aquatic Exercise Association
  • Advisory Board member for SteppingStones of Morgantown
  • Presenter for the WV Aging State Conference
  • Presenter for the National Strength & Conditioning Association State Meeting
  • Presenter for the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry National Symposium (August 2004)
  • Presenter for Project Enrich: A Monongalia County Schools Teacher Education Event
  • Exercise Physiology Club Advisor
  • Exercise Physiology Alumni Association President


  1. Sherlock, L.A., Freshour, N. Nutrition for the Aquatic Fitness Professional Chapter. Aquatic Exercise Association Professional Manual. 2010.
  2. Sherlock, LA (2012). Speedo PACE Club online and mobile application for Aqua Aerobics.
  3. Sherlock LA, The Total Package. AKWA April/May 2012: 15-16.
  4. Sherlock LA (2012). No Fitness Member Left Behind: working with Orthopedic Considerations. AKWA: February/March 14-15.
  5. Sherlock LA, From the Parking Lot to the Pool. AKWA December/January 2010: 31-33.
  6. Sherlock L. Balancing Act. AKWA Aug/Sept 2011: 13-14.
  7. Chetlin, R., Wheeler, S., Crane, S., Woody, C., Sherlock, L.A (2010). The Effects of Combined Aquatic and Occupational Therapy in Stroke Patients: A Retrospective Study. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: 422-431.
  8. Sherlock L. Splash & Dash: A Splash of Vertical and a Dash of Horizontal. AKWA Feb/March 2011: 29-30.
  9. Sherlock, L. Fitness tips for 2011. AKWA Dec/Jan 2011: 2.
  10. Sherlock L. The Next Generation: Targeting our Youth. AKWA April/May 2011: 4-6.
  11. Sherlock L. Deep Water Speed & Strength Training. AKWA June/July 2011: 9-10.
  12. Sherlock L. It’s Not Your Workout: Do’s and Don’ts for successful group fitness instruction. AKWA October/November 2011: 6-7.
  13. Sherlock, L.A. Research Revelations: How to read and understand a research article. AKWA. 22:5 February/March 2009.


  • Distinguished Teacher Award, WVU School of Medicine (2009)
  • Outstanding Faculty Golden Apple Award (2008)

Current CV