Stacy Ingraham, PhD


Senior lecturer; Graduate education faculty; Director, Human & Sports Performance Labortory

Areas of Interest

Exercise physiology, public health epidemiology, coaching, sport performance,training and conditioning,sport injury

Stacy Ingraham is a lecturer and graduate faculty member in the Division of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology and public health epidemiology. Dr. Ingraham completed her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Northern Iowa. She was a high school and collegiate cross-country and track coach from 1982-1999. She currently provides coaching services to athletes from all over the country through her own program, The Training Edge. Stacy was also a former cross country and track athlete at the University of Northern Iowa.

Dr. Ingraham is a current member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has been a presenter at the ACSM national convention. Dr. Ingraham presents clinics at many high schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs and conventions related to sports performance topics. Dr. Ingraham has presented at the Minnesota State Health Education Conference and the Minnesota State League; Women in Sports Leadership Conference. She published an article in the Minnesota Medicine Journal, May, 2003; The Role of Flexibility in Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance. Dr. Ingraham has also been the recipient of the Who's Who in America's College Teachers award in both 1996 and 2000. Dr. Ingraham presented at the Minnesota State Football Association in 2010 two lectures;  The SEC Football Model-Research Based Speed Development and Nutritional Considerations for Football Athletes.

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Curriculum Vitae


2002, Ph.D. in kinesiology: emphasis: exercise physiology; minor: public health epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992, master of arts degree in scientific basis of physical education, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
1982, bachelor of arts degree in physical education; endorsement: coaching; minor: instrumental music;
emphasis: brass and percussion, teaching approval, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
1975-1977, Mason City High School, Mason City, Iowa
1973-1974, Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa

Focus of research

  • Sport Performance
  • The Climite Controlled Athlete of Today
  • The Over-stretched and Over-hydrated Athete
  • Genetics and Sport Performance Predictors
  • Adolescent Growth & Training Considerations in Sport
  • Predictibility of Tryouts and Physiological Measures in Team Selection in Soccer & Basketball
  • Body Composition Considerations in Sport Performance
  • Injury in Male Athletes in Growth Spurts
  • The Mechanical Modeling of Hamstring Injuries & Rehabilitation
  • The Effects of the Hormone Relaxin on Ligament Laxity in Female Athletes
  • The Effects of flexibility on Injury and Performance

Areas of specialization

  • Extensive background in sport specific training and conditioning of athletes
  • Hydration issues in sport performance
  • Mechinisms & causation of Sport Injury
  • Eating disorders and causation in female athletes
  • Exercise physiology & epidemiology in physical activity

Teaching/coaching experiences

2001-present, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Lecturer
  • Director of the Human & Sports Performance Labortory
  • Graduate faculty
  • Advising - M.Ed., M.S. & Ph.D. students
  • Coaching certification and minor coordinator
  • Curriculum design and change

1999 - 2001, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Graduate assistantship: teaching assistant
  • Supervisor of master students' thesis

1992 - present, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Graduate faculty

1992 - 1999, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Head women's cross country coach and track and field coach
  • Strength and conditioning coach

1997 - present, Sports Performance clinician & consultant

  • Seminar presentations to health and association conference meetings, public schools, private schools, sport clubs, teams and organizations on topics in nutrition, nutritional supplementation, adolescent growth considerations in sport, body composition & sport performance, developing conditioning programs for athletes, injury prevention & considerations in sport and other sport related topics

1987 - present, The Training Edge

  • Coordinator and director of The Training Edge, a private consulting, training and conditioning program for athletes

1992 - 1996, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota,

  • Head men's cross country coach

1988 - 1991, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

  • Assistant men's and women's cross country and track coach

1984 - 1986, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Head girl's cross country and track coach

1983 - 1984, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Assistant girl's volleyball coach


Awards and distinctions

  • NCAA Sports Science Exchange Distinguished Lecturer. 2001- present.
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers. 1996, 2000.
  • Block Grant Award - University of Minnesota. 1997.

Selected Publications

  1. Ingraham, S.J. (2003). The Role of Flexibility in Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance: Have we stretched the truth? Minnesota Medicine. 86 (5), pp. 58-61.

  2. Ingraham, S.J., Serfass, R.C., Walker, A.J., Smiley, J., Tews, K., Chapman, R. (2003). Menstrual cycle relaxin phase related to injury incidence and pain in female athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 35 (5), p. 245.  

  3. Ingraham, S.J., & Sanchez, O. (2000). Malaria in Collegiate Middle Distance Runner. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 32 (5), p.528.  

  4. Ingraham, S.J. (1997). Presence of Atrial Flutter and Atypical AV Node – Collegiate Distance Runner. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 29 (5), p. 1556.

  5. Non-peer reviewed publications and presentations

  6. Hobson, Katherine. (2009). Yoga is a great cross-training option for athletes. U.S. News and World Report. February 9, 2009.

  7. Hoban, Brom. (2008). Stretching the truth: what a new study stays about warming up. Austin American Statesman. November 11, 2008.

  8. Schaffer, Amanda. (2008). Dara Torres demystified: Do the swimmers “secrets to success” hold up? Slate. July 16, 2008.

  9. Hobson, Katherine. (2008). How to make your workout quick and sweaty. U.S. News and World Report. June 25, 2008.

  10. Kotola, Gina. (2008). No one knows value of stretch. The March 18, 2008.

  11. Kotola, Gina. (2008). To stretch or not to stretch? The answer is elastic. New York Times. March 13, 2008.

  12. Wallack, Roy. (2007). Hydro power. Outside Magazine. June, 2007.

  13. In progress

  14. Ingraham, S. Chapter 6: Body Composition in Liguori, G. (2010) Fitness and Wellness. MGraw Hill Publishing. San Francisco, CA.

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