Kenneth Sparks

Kenneth Sparks, PhD

Cleveland State University

Associate Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Contact Information

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Avenue PE B60

Cleveland OH 44115

Phone: 216.687.4831

Fax: 216.687.5410


Indiana University, PhD

Ball State University, MA


Dr. Sparks is Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Cleveland State University. He also directs the faculty staff Fitness for life program on campus and have been the Project Administrator for the National Youth Sports Program.

His areas of research include: 1. The treatment of cardiovascular disease. I have published several studies regarding the delivery and effectiveness of transtelephonic monitoring of cardiac patients during rehabilitation. He was a member of the committee appointed by the American Association for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, for writing the Position Stand for telemedicine use in cardiac rehabilitation programs. 2. He has developed computerized programs for monitoring cardiac rehabilitation patients and their outcomes. This program monitors progress in clinical and behavioral areas during rehabilitation. Over 500 hospitals nationwide use this program. His passion has always been running, and he has written two books on training and fitness for runners.

Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Involvement

  • Faculty appointment