Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

College of Health & Human Performance

53%

of PhD students have published at least 1 paper in the last year

35.7%

of APK students applying to Medical School get in

$4.7 million

in Total research expenditures in last year

Dr. Josie Ahlgren

Senior Lecturer; Undergraduate Coordinator

As Senior Lecturer, Dr. Ahlgren specializes in Anatomy and Physiology teaching within the department and plays a leading role in directing the Undergraduate Program for APK. She was recognized as the top undergraduate teacher for the University in 2016-7. Her challenging courses and dedication to her students makes her lectures exciting to all. View More

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Dr. Stephen Coombes

Associate Professor

Steve Coombes investigates how the brain controls movement and how the brain processes pain. He studies how these systems are altered in different chronic pain conditions, and leverages this knowledge to understand why interventions for chronic pain work, and how they can be improved. View More

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Dr. Christopher Brown

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Brown teaches advanced clinical skills that will help prepare the next generation of athletic training clinicians. His teaching and research interests include therapeutic interventions, performance enhancement, and clinical education techniques. View More

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Dr. Josie Ahlgren

Senior Lecturer; Undergraduate Coordinator

As Senior Lecturer, Dr. Ahlgren specializes in Anatomy and Physiology teaching within the department and plays a leading role in directing the Undergraduate Program for APK. She was recognized as the top undergraduate teacher for the University in 2016-7. Her challenging courses and dedication to her students makes her lectures exciting to all. View More

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Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

The Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology (APK) studies the immediate and lasting effects of exercise and its use in performance enhancement and disease prevention and rehabilitation. Degree specializations include exercise physiology, fitness/wellness, athletic training, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, motor learning and control and human performance.

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New Atlas for Corticospinal Tract for Humans

Coombes lab provides a new atlas and template outlining the sub-regions of the cortico-spinal tract using novel technology.

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Movement Planning and Motor Speed

Christou lab publishes a new paper in Journal of Neurophysiology focused on perturbations to motor planning.

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New Study Focuses on Insulin-like growth factor and skeletal muscle

The Barton lab explores how insulin-like growth factor affects skeletal muscle at different ages. Their findings provide new evidence that age and insulin-like growth factor are key contributors to muscle quality.

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An Upgrade for Human Performance

APK appoints a director of the MS degree in Human Performance.

New Funding for Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Terence Ryan funded to offer a new approach to Peripheral Artery Disease. This novel approach provides long awaited hope that PAD patients may have treatment options in the future that will reduce their pain, exercise intolerance and life changing symptoms.