Mark Chapman MSc, ASCS
Senior Lecturer, Sports Science and Coaching
Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Mark obtained a BSc Hons in Sport Science from the University of Greenwich in 1996. He then took up the position of Sport Science technician at the university, becoming Senior Technician in 1999.
He has been an athletics coach for 25 years and has taken athletes to five world championships as well as a team coach for Great Britain. He has been at the forefront of improving the quality of coaches in the UK for the last 5 years and works at county, regional and national level in coach education.
Mark’s other area of expertise is in strength and conditioning. Having worked with mainly athletes for 15 years, over the last 5 years he has helped people from many sports up to International level. He is an accredited strength and conditioning specialist and has been delivering lectures on strength and conditioning and rehabilitation for the last four years. He is currently working on setting up an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and a pathway for future coaches.
In 2008 Mark obtained an MSc by Research looking at “Changes in force production and EMG during isometric fatigue protocols”. Mark then wrote the BSc Hons and FdSc courses and in 2009 he took up the position of Lecturer in Sport Science/Coaching. He is currently Programme Leader for the BSc Hons Sport Science with Coaching and the FdSc Sport Science with Coaching, and arranges student placements.
Mark’s research interests have centred around strength and power development in athletes, but recently has been looking at strength and conditioning interventions in the elderly and how this may improve their everyday living and falls prevention.
Responsibilities within the university
BSc Sport Science, BSc Sport Science with Coaching, BSc Sport Science with Football Coaching
Teaching and research interests
Theory and principles of training
Long term athlete development
Planning and periodisation
Elite athlete preparation
Power training protocols for sport
Strength and conditioning interventions in the elderly
Falls prevention in the elderly
Improving everyday living for the elderly
Mark has worked with Kent and Medway sport development units in sport science support of elite athletes and coach education workshops. He has also worked with the Metropolitan Police looking at physiological cost of different types of specific equipment.
Muscle Physiology and Training
Exercise Physiology and Testing
Practical and Research Skills
Movement Science and Injury
Introduction to Football Coaching
Advanced Football Coaching
Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
Work-placement Based Learning
Robbins D, Chapman, M and Goss-Sampson MA Kinematic and Electromyographic Analysis of Press Ups with and without Vibration. BASES student conference, March 2013 (Oral presentation)
M.L. Chapman. Power measurements during Strength & Conditioning. International Sports Science & Football Conference. Paphos University. Cyprus. 2012.
M.L.Chapman. Using Biomechanics to analyse elite shot-putters: is it helpful to the coach? Coach Masterclass series. Loughborough University. UK. 2010.
M.L.Chapman, R.White, M.A. Goss-Sampson. The effects of dynamic compound lower body resistance training on gait and functional ability in the elderly. National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference. Florida, USA. 2010.
P.M. Smith, M.A. Goss-Sampson, M.L. Chapman. Development of a sport-specific ergometer for the purpose of assessing physiological responses and peak aerobic power of Handcyclists. Submitted to the British Paralympic Association, Sport Science and Medicine Conference. Loughborough University, March 2007.
Robbins D, Chapman, M and Goss-Sampson MA, (2013) Effects of vibration on dynamic and stabiliser muscle activities during the press up Physical Therapy In Sport (under review).
Fernando Naclerio; Jeremy Moody; Mark Chapman. (2013) Applied periodization: a methodological approach. Journal of Human Sport & Exercise. Vol 8, No 2: 350-366
Judith E. Allgrove; Mark Chapman; Tatiana Christides; Paul M. Smith. (2012). Immunoendocrine responses of male spinal cord injured athletes to 1-hour
self-paced exercise: Pilot study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 49(6):
Iglesias-Soler, Eliseo; Carballeira, Eduardo; Sánchez-Otero, Tania; Mayo, Xián; Jiménez, Alfonso; Chapman, Mark. (2012). Acute Effects of Distribution of Rest Between Repetitions. International Journal of Sports Medicine. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 33(05): 351-358
Chapman, M; White, R; Goss-Sampson, MA. (2011). The effects of dynamic compound lower body resistance training on gait and functional ability in the elderly. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25: S93-S94.
P.M. Smith, M.L. Chapman, K.E. Hazlehurst, M.A. Goss-Sampson. (2008). The influence of crank pattern on muscle activity and torque production during arm crank ergometry. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 18: 598-605
Bassement M, Garnier C, Chapman M, Smith P, Goss-Sampson MA. (2007). Kinematic analysis of the pole vault take-off phase. Journal of Sports Sciences; 25 (S2):47-48.
- Programme Leader, BSc Hons Sports Science with Coaching / BSc Hons Sport Science with Professional Football Coaching
Teaching and research interests
Chapman, Mark, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Goss-Sampson, Mark, Colpus, Mark, Triplett, N. Travis and Naclerio, Fernando (2017) Perceptual, mechanical and electromyographic responses to different relative loads in the parallel squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. National Strength and Conditioning Association. ISSN 1064-8011 ISSN 1064-8011
Naclerio, Fernando, Chapman, Mark and Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko (2015) Use of the rate of perceived exertion scales in resistance training: A comment on Mayo, Iglesias-Soler, and Fernandez-Del-Olmo (2014). Perceptual and Motor Skills. SAGE Publishing. pp. 490-493. ISSN 0031-5125 ISSN 0031-5125
Naclerio, Fernando, Chapman, Mark, Larumbe-Zabala, Eneko, Massey, Ben, Neil, Alex and Triplett, Travis N. (2015) Effects of three different conditioning activity volumes on the optimal recovery time for potentiation in college athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (on behalf of National Strength and Conditioning Association). pp. 2579-2585. ISSN 1064-8011 ISSN 1064-8011
Robbins, Dan, Bone, Shane, Chapman, Mark and Goss-Sampson, Mark (2014) Effects of vibration on dynamic and stabiliser muscle activities during the press up. Sport and Art. Horizon Research Publishing. pp. 19-24. ISSN 2331-6195 ISSN 2331-6195
Naclerio, Fernando, Moody, Jeremy and Chapman, Mark (2013) Applied periodization: A methodological approach. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. University of Alicante. pp. 350-366. ISSN 1988-5202 ISSN 1988-5202
Iglesias-Soler, E., Carballeira, E., Sánchez-Otero, T., Mayo, X., Jiménez, A. and Chapman, M. L. (2012) Acute effects of distribution of rest between repetitions. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart / New York. pp. 315-358. ISSN 0172-4622 ISSN 0172-4622
Allgrove, Judith E., Chapman, Mark, Christides, Tatiana and Smith, Paul M. (2012) Immunoendocrine responses of male spinal cord injured athletes to 1-hour self-paced exercise: Pilot study. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. pp. 925-934. ISSN 0748-7711 ISSN 0748-7711