James Madison University

PHOTO: Dr. Christopher J. Womack

Dr. Christopher J. Womack

  • Office: Godwin 213
  • Phone: 540-568-6145
  • E-mail: womackcx@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2302
    Department of Kinesiology
    Harrisonburg, VA  22807


  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. University of Virginia
  • B.S. James Madison University

Undergraduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Graduate Teaching Area:

  • Exercise Science

Research Interest:

  • Dr. Womack’s research interests consist of two main areas.   First, he has had a long-standing interest in hemostatic responses and adaptations to exercise.  Specifically, he has pursued several studies looking at how exercise impacts markers of both coagulation and fibrinolysis (clot breakdown) in a variety of populations.  Secondly, he has a burgeoning interest in how genetic polymorphisms influence the ergogenic effect of common supplements.  We have published recent studies on the effect of a polymorphism on the CYP1A2 gene and how this impacts the effect of caffeine on exercise.
  • PubMed Listings


  • Distance running
  • Reading
  • Bible study



  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
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Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Chris Womack

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >