Moh H. Malek Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA, CSCS *D, NSCA-CPT *D
Health Care Sciences
Physical Therapy Program
EACPHS, Physical Therapy Suite
Moh H. Malek Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA, CSCS *D, NSCA-CPT *D
Degrees and Certifications
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular/Cellular Exercise Physiology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
- Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- M.S. in Exercise Physiology, California State University Fullerton
- B.A., B.A. in Biology and Psychology, The Claremont Colleges (Pitzer College)
- Coburn, J. W. and M. H. Malek. (Editors). NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, 2ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012. Print book sold: 41,728 and eBook sold: 634 as of 03/07/2022. Used in universities as required textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as by individuals who are practicing professionals/personal trainers as a ‘desk reference.’ Also translated into Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
- Malek, M. H., J. W. Coburn, and W. D. Marelich. Advanced Statistics for Kinesiology and Exercise Science: A Practical Guide to ANOVA and Regression Analyses. Routledge Books, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018 (link).
Press Releases (hyperlinks embedded):
- Professor Moh Malek teaching practical applications of statistics workshop in Graduate School’s Professional Development Series
- Professor of Physical Therapy Moh Malek awarded grant for research developed with DPT students and faculty
- PT Professor Moh Malek awarded grant to explore mitochondrial transplantation therapy
- PT Prof. Moh Malek earns President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Moh Malek earns prestigious Century Citation Club honor
- Prof. Moh Malek to present May 13 seminar on the effect of prenatal arsenic exposure on skeletal muscle function
- Prof. Moh Malek invited back to lead another statistics workshop in Graduate School's professional development series
- Professor Moh Malek among top scientists in skeletal muscle physiology invited to speak at Cells 2021 webinar
- Wayne State PT student research project first to examine music’s effect on electromyographic fatigue threshold
- WSU Applebaum Professors Malek, Burghardt shed new light on epigenetic response of exercise in athletic v. sedentary men
DPT Student Research Projects (names underlined are student projects where I was the primary mentor):
1. Feldpausch, J. E., A. L. Blok, E. L. Frederick, J. W. Coburn, and M. H. Malek. The evolution of the physical work capacity at the fatigue threshold test: Past, Present, and Future. J Strength Cond Res, 35(12):3529-3536, 2021.
1. Bremer, N., G. Peoples, B. Hasler, R. Litzenburg, A. Johnson, and M. H. Malek. Repeated incremental workbouts separated by 1 hour increase the electromyographic fatigue threshold. J Strength Cond Res, xx(x):xxxx-xxxx, in press.
2. Elhaj, H. M., O. Imam, B. W. Page, J. M. Vitale, M. H. Malek. Perceived consumption of a high dose caffeine drink delays neuromuscular fatigue. J Strength Cond Res, xx(x):xxxx-xxxx, in press.
3. Boccomino, H. L., B. T. Daoud, A. Hudas, W. A. North, and M. H. Malek. Log-transformed electromyography amplitude power output relationship: Non-dominant vs. Dominant limb. J Strength Cond Res, 36(3): 851–856, 2022.
4. Harlan, K. G., R. B. Merucci, J. J. Weaver, T. C. Windle, and M. H. Malek. Pre-exhaustion exercise differentially influences neuromuscular fatigue based on habitual physical activity history. J Strength Cond Res, 35(3):739-745, 2021.
5. Ferris J. R., M. A. Tomlinson, T. N. Ward, M. E. Pepin, and M. H. Malek. Reduced electromyographic fatigue threshold after performing a cognitive fatiguing task. J Strength Cond Res, 35(1):267-274, 2021.
6. Centala, J., C. Pogorel, S. W. Pummill, and M. H. Malek. Listening to fast-tempo music delays the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. J Strength Cond Res, 34(3):617-622, 2020.
7. Noble, E. B., J. M. Pilarski, H. K. Vora, J. M. Zuniga, and M. H. Malek. Log transformed EMG amplitude power output relationship: Single-leg knee-extensor versus single leg cycle ergometry. J Strength Cond Res, 33(5):1311-1319, 2019.
8. Khan, F. L., J. M. Lawal, D. O. Kapture, J. D. Swingle, and M. H. Malek. Revisiting the single visit protocol for determining the electromyographic fatigue threshold. J Strength Cond Res, 31(12):3503-3507, 2017.
9. Morse, J. J., G. Pallaska, P. R. Pierce, T. M. Fields, S. S. Galen, and M. H. Malek. Acute low-dose caffeine supplementation increases electromyographic fatigue threshold in healthy men. J Strength Cond Res, 30(11):3236-3241, 2016.
10. Duff, T. M., H. Fournier, O. B. Hopp, E. Ochshorn, E. S. Sanders, R. E. Stevens, and M. H. Malek. Influence of pedaling cadence and incremental protocol on the estimation of EMGFT. J Strength Cond Res, 30(8):2206-2211, 2016.
11. Mahmutović, S., E. Y. Sprout, J. C. Fontaine, T. M. Buskirk, S. S. Galen, and M. H. Malek. Test retest reliability of the electromyographic fatigue threshold for cycle ergometry. Muscle and Nerve, 53(5):803-807, 2016.
12. Eason T., C. R. Gavel, K. A. Hawley, S. S. Galen, and M. H. Malek. Reliability of the log transformed EMG amplitude power output relationship for incremental knee extensor ergometry. Muscle and Nerve, 52(3):428-434, 2015.
13. Blaesser R. J., L. M. Couls, C. F. Lee, J. M. Zuniga, and M. H. Malek. Comparing EMG amplitude patterns of responses during dynamic exercise: Polynomial versus log-transformed regression. Scand J Med Sci Sports, 25(2):159 165, 2015.
14. Briscoe M. J., M. S. Forgach, E. Trifan, and M. H. Malek. Validating the EMGFT from a single incremental cycling test. Int J Sports Med., 35(7):566 570, 2014.
15. Guffey, D. R., Gervasi, B. J., A. A. Maes, and M. H. Malek. Estimating electromyographic and heart rate fatigue thresholds from a single treadmill test. Muscle and Nerve, 46(4):577-581, 2012.
16. Travis, L. A., S. A. Arthmire, A. M. Baig, A. Goldberg, and M. H. Malek. Intersession reliability of the EMG signal during incremental cycle ergometry: Quadriceps Femoris. Muscle and Nerve, 44(6):937-946, 2011.
Courses taught by Moh H. Malek Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA, CSCS *D, NSCA-CPT *D
Fall Term 2023 (future)
Fall Term 2022
- PSL6010 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
- PT6310 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
- PT7700 - Research II: Design & Methodology
- PT7740 - Research IV: Research Practicum