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Research Areas

The concentration in Biomechanics and Physical Rehabilitation focuses on the scientific description of human movement through advanced techniques utilizing computerized film and high speed video graphical analysis systems, computerized force measuring systems, electromyography, and other state-of-the-art instrumentation with applications in many disciplines, including ergonomics, engineering, medicine, sport, and exercise.

Center for Movement and Rehabilitation Services

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The concentration in Exercise Physiology prepares students to teach and to conduct research in areas related to cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular physiology with particular emphases on exercise metabolism and performance in healthy populations, and in populations with chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, metabolic, and neuromuscular diseases)

The concentration in Exercise Psychology prepares students to teach and to conduct research in areas related to the correlates of physical activity, mental health benefits of physical activity, theory-based behavior change strategies, and the design, implementation, and testing of theory-based physical activity interventions. Completion of this concentration will not lead to students becoming licensed psychologists.

The concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares students for careers in higher education as scholars, researchers, and teacher educators. Research expertise will be acquired in the areas of instruction, curriculum, assessment, teacher education, and teacher development. The cognate area will prepare students as members of communities of scholars in higher education. Watch the P.E.T.E. ,Ph.d promo video.

The concentration in Rehabilitation Science is only open to students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions. The program is designed to augment the existing DPT program to prepare physical therapists to teach and conduct research in areas related to physical rehabilitation, biomechanics, and physiology.

Byrdine F. Lewis Kinesiology & Health
Andrew Butler (PT) Jerry Brandon, Ph.D. (KH)
Yu-Ping Chen (PT) Christopher Ingalls, Ph.D. (KH)
Bradley Joseph Farrell (PT) Jeff Otis, Ph.D. (KH)
Liang-Ching Tsai (PT) Deborah Shapiro, Ph.D. (KH)
Gordon Warren (PT) Walter Thompson, Ph.D. (KH)
Brett Wong, Ph.D. (KH)
Jerry Wu, Ph.D. (KH)
Feng Yang, Ph.D. (KH)

The concentration in Sport Administration prepares students to teach and conduct research in areas related to sport administration, including sport management, marketing, policy, consumer behavior, or communication. If you have a passion for sport management research and desire to pursue a career in academia, the Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Administration program may be right for you. The Ph.D. program guides students to think critically about the sport management industry, comprehend sport management theory, develop a line of research inquiry, and apply various research designs and advanced statistics to become sport management researchers and professors in higher education. If you are interested in the Ph.D. concentration in Sport Administration, meet with a potential research faculty advisor prior to applying. Students must have a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student’s admission to the Ph.D. program.

Center for Sport and Urban Policy Initiative (SUPI)