Dr. Jimmy Bagley

Dr. James “Jimmy” Bagley is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Muscle Physiology Lab at SF State. He also Co-Directs the Exercise Physiology Lab and NEW Strength and Conditioning Lab. Dr. Bagley teaches undergraduate and graduate Exercise Physiology and Muscle Physiology courses. His Lab’s research focuses on human performance enhancement strategies in populations ranging from elite athletes to chronic disease patients. He has published over 50 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the fields of applied exercise physiology and basic cell biology. Dr. Bagley’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, SF State News, University Network, Men’s Health Magazine, and the Discovery Channel.

Prior to joining the faculty at SF State, Dr. Bagley earned a PhD in Human Bioenergetics from the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University (Indiana), MS in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton, and BS in Kinesiology from Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo). On his free time, Dr. Bagley enjoys hiking, surfing, cooking, and traveling.

Current Positions

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Department of Kinesiology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Scholar – Biochemistry & Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Center for Sport Performance, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Senior Researcher – Virtual Reality Institute of Health & Exercise


PhD – Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

MS – Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, CA

BS – Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

AS – General Studies (Sports Medicine), Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA


Courses Taught

Curriculum Vitae