Sukho Lee



Dr. Sukho Lee, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Health, and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, earned a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He also earned a B.S. and M.S. at Seoul National University. Before joining TAMU-SA in August 2013, Dr. Lee was an associate professor at Texas A&M International University for 10 years and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

Dr. Lee teaches undergraduate and graduates courses in Exercise Science. His research interests include 1) supplementation on exercise performance, preventions and/or treatments for diabetes and obesity using exercise and dietary interventions as well as mechanisms of skeletal muscle plasticity by different interventions, including resistance training, hind limb suspension, casting model, and oriental medicine.

Dr. Lee is a founding member of KUSAPS: Korea United State Applied Physiological Society ( and serves as an editorial board member for several peer review journals (International Journal of Exercise Science, Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry, International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, Kinesiology, and Journal of Lifestyle Medicine).



Year Name of the award
2021 Senior Scholarly Research Award of the University (A&M-SA)
2020 Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research COEHD at A&M-SA
2017 Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Research COEHD at A&M-SA
2013 Scholar of the Year for College of Education at TAMIU
2009 Excellence in Education Award (Faculty Community Service) at TAMIU

Summary of Professional Position

Year Rank Company/Institute/University
2022-Present Associate Chair Texas A&M University-San Antonio (Department of Counseling, Health, & Kinesiology) 
2019-Present Professor Texas A&M University-San Antonio
2017-2019 Associate Chair Texas A&M University-San Antonio (Department of Counseling, Health, & Kinesiology) 
2015-2017 Program Coordinator Texas A&M University-San Antonio (Department of Counseling, Health, & Kinesiology) 
2013-2019 Associate Professor Texas A&M University-San Antonio
2008-2013 Associate Professor Texas A&M International University
2008-2012 Director Texas A&M International University (Health and Wellness Education & Research Center)
2004-2008 Assistant Professor Texas A&M International University
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania (Medical School)

Classes Taught

Course Code Course Name
EDFS 2300 Physical Fitness
EDKN 3316 Medical Terminology
EDKN 3426 Basic Physiology of Exercise
EDFS 4301 Tests and Measurements
EDKN 4324 Exercise in Chronic Disease and Disability
EDKN 4325 Biomechanics
EDKN 4328 Internship
EDKN 4417 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
EDFS 5303 Physiology of Aging
EDFS 5305 Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Metabolism
EDFS 5307 Exercise and Chronic Disease
EDFS 5313 Performance Enhancement in Sports
EDKN 5312 Physiology of Exercise
EDKN 5334 Fitness, Nutrition, and Weight Control
EDKN 5336 Youth Fitness & Performance
EDKN 5337 Aging & Physical Activity


Topic Info
Professional Membership

American College of Nutrition (ACN): Fellow, Korea United States Applied Physiological Society (KUSAPS): Past President, Asia Society of Kinesiology (ASK): Founding Board member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Physiological Society (APS), National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA): CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Korean Society of Exercise Nutrition (KSEN)

Editorial Review Board

International Journal of Exercise Science, International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Exercise Science, Frontier in Physiology, Physical Activity and Nutrition, Asian Journal of Kinesiology, Korean Journal of Elementary Education, 


Gear, K., Kim, R., Lee, S. (2022). Effects of Training with Blood Flow Restriction on Muscular Strength: Meta-analysis. International Journal of Exercise Science (Accepted)

Kim, J., Lee, S. (2022). Maternal Low-Intensity Exercise and Probiotics Ingestion during Pregnancy Influence Physical Ability and Brain Function in Adolescent Offspring, Funct. Foods. 99 (SCIE, Scopus).

Kim, J., Yoon, B., Park, J., Kwon, E., Kim, K., Lee, S. (2022). The Association between Maternal Folate Status and Childhood Obesity- Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Exerc Sci.31(2):159-167. (Scopus).

Son, J., Lee, S., Kang, M., Shin, Y., Kim, J. (2022). Optimal Frequency Intensity of Physical Activity to Reduce the Risk of Hypertension in the Korean Population. Exerc Sci. 31(1), 129-140. (Scopus).

Choi, H., Lim, J., Lee, S. (2021). Body Fat-Related Differences in Gait Parameters and Physical Fitness Level in Weight-Matched Male Adults, Clinical Biomechanics. 81. (Scopus).

Cho, E., Choi, Y., Kim, J., Bae, J., Cho, J., Park, D., Kang, J., Yoon, J., Park, E., Seo, D., Lee, S., Kwak, H. (2021). Exercise Training Attenuates Ovariectomy-Induced Alterations in Skeletal Muscle Remodeling, Apoptotic Signaling, and Atrophy Signaling in Rat Skeletal Muscle. Int Neurourol J. 2021;25 (Suppl 2): S47-54. (SCI, Scopus).

Bernard, J.,  Liao, Y, Madrigal, C., Levesque, J., Fraze, Del Toro, I., Lee, S. (2021). The Effects of Low Volume versus High Volume Sled-Push Training on Muscular Adaptation, Exercise Science. 30(2), 264-269. (Scopus).

Kim, J., Ko, J., Lim, J., Choi, H., Seo, K., & Lee, S. (2020). Effects of a Four-Week Core Stability Exercise on Functional Movement and Balance in People with mild Lower-limb Discomfort. Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 9(2), 13-20. doi: 10.26773/mjssm.200903 (Scopus).

Jung, H., Kang, M., Lee, N., Jeon, S., Lee, S. (2020). Impact of Placement of Fitbit HR monitors under Laboratory and Free-living Conditions. Sustainability, 12(16), 6306; (SSCI, Scopus).

Jung, H., Lee, N., Kim, Y., Lee, S. (2020). The Effects of Wild Ginseng Extract on Psychomotor and Neuromuscular Performance Recovery Following Acute Eccentric Exercise: A Preliminary study. Applied Science, 10(17), 5839, (SCIE).

Lim, J., Kim, J., Seo, K., Lee, S. (2020). Effect of Mobile Texting and Walking Speed on ait Characteristics of Normal and Obese Adults. Motor Control (SCIE) in Press.

Lee, K., Lee, S., Park, J. (2020). Comparison of upper and lower body anaerobic power between visually impaired judo and goalball athletes. Journal of Men’s Health (SSCI, Scopus) in Press

Jung, H., Lee, N., Smith, J., Lee, S. (2019). Elevation Training Mask Induces Modest Hypoxemia but Does Not Affect Heart Rate Variability during Cycling in Healthy Adults. Biology of Sport, 36(2), 105–112, (SCIE).
Jung, H., Jeon, S., Lee, N., Kim, K., Kang, M., Lee, S. (2019). Effects of Exercise Intervention on Visceral Fat in Obese Children and Adolescents: Meta-analysis. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 59(6):1045-57, (SCIE & SCOPUS).
Chang, S., Kim, K., Lee, J., Lee, S. (2019). The Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions for Low-income and Ethnic Minority Children and Youths: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(9), 799-808, (SSCI).
Lee, On., Lee, S., Kang, M., Mun, J., Chung, J. (2019). Prediction of Maximal Oxygen Consumption using the Young Men's Christian Association-Step Test in Korean Adults. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(5), 1245-1252, (SCIE).
Yoon, A., Choi, S., Mun, J., Hong, J., Hahn, D., Kang, M., Lee, S. (2018). Motivational Signage Increases Stair Usage on a Hispanic Serving Institution. The Journal of American College Health, 20: 1-6, (SCOPUS).
Jung, H., Seo, M. W., Lee, S., Jung, S. W., and Song, J. (2018). Vitamin D3 Supplementation Reduces the Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection during Winter Training in Vitamin D-Insufficient Taekwondo Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(9), 2003-2010. (SSCI).
Lee, H., Kim, K., Kim, B., Shin, J., Rajan, S., Chen, X., Brown, M., Lee, S., Park. J. (2018). A Cellular Mechanism of Muscle Memory Facilitates Mitochondrial Remodeling Following Resistance Training. Journal of Physiology, 596 (18), 4413-4426, (SCI).
Jung, H., Lee, N., Lee, S (2018). Jumping Exercise Restores Stretching Induced Power Loss in Healthy Adults. Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 7(2), 55-62, (SCOPUS).
Alansare, A., Ken, A., Lee, S., Church, T., Jung, H. (2018). The Effects of High Intensity Interval Training vs. Moderate Intensity Continuous Training on Heart Rate Variability in Physically Inactive Adults. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1508-1518, (SSCI).
Jung, H., Seo, M. W., Lee, S., Jung, S. W., and Song, J. (2018). Correcting Vitamin D Insufficiency Improves Some, But Not All Aspects of Physical Performance during Winter Training in Taekwondo Athletes. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 26(6), 635-643, (SCI).
Son, Y., Kim, K., Jeon, S., Kang, M., Lee, S., and Park, Y. (2017). Effect of Exercise Intervention on Flow-Mediated Dilation in Overweight and Obese Adults: Meta-analysis, International Journal of Vascular Medicine, (SCOPUS).
Lee, N., Jung, H., Ok, G., Lee, S. (2017). Acute Effects of Kinesio Taping on Muscle Function and Fatigue Level in Healthy Adults. European Journal of Exercise Science, 17(6), 757-764. (SCIE).
Jung, H., Lee, S., Seo, M, Song, J. (2017). Isokinetic Assessment of Agonist and Antagonist Strength Ratios in Collegiate Taekwondo Athletes: A Preliminary Study, Sport Sciences for Health, (SCOPUS).
Kim, K., Ok, G., Jeon, S., Kang, M., Lee, S. (2017). Sport-based Physical Activity Intervention on Body Weight in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-analysis, Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(4), 369-376. (SCIE).

Sukho Lee

College Of Education And Human Development

Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology

Associate Chair and Professor

Main Campus-STEM 142A
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Course Teachings

EDKN 4328 301 Internship I Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDKN 4417 900 Adv Physiology of Exercise Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDKN 4417 901 Adv Physiology of Exercise Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached