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. Garrett Beatty

Lecturer, Director of Online Education

Dr. Beatty teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Sport, Performance, & Exercise Psychology. His research endeavors include efforts to better understand how the strategies individuals utilize to regulate attentional allocation and emotional experiences influence human performance. Dr. Beatty aims to engage in research that helps advance scientific theory and translate emerging knowledge to applied human performance settings. Dr. Beatty aspires to emulate such scientific-practitioner approaches to the classroom experience to facilitate and optimize student learning outcomes. View More

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Dr. Evangelos Christou

Professor

Dr. Christou’s research focuses on the neural mechanisms that impair motor control with healthy aging and movement disorders, such as Essential Tremor and Ataxia. He is developing innovative rehabilitation tools to enhance function in people with motor control deficits. View More

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Dr. Rachel Seidler

Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Seidler’s research focuses on the neural control of movement in health and disease, with a specific focus on motor learning and plasticity. She uses a range of neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques coupled with precise measures of movement and cognitive function to determine the neurocognitive correlates of motor control. Dr. Seidler has expertise working with a variety of populations including healthy young and older adults, patients with Parkinson’s disease, and NASA astronauts in both basic science and intervention experiments. View More

Faculty

Dr. Garrett Beatty

Lecturer, Director of Online Education

Dr. Beatty teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Sport, Performance, & Exercise Psychology. His research endeavors include efforts to better understand how the strategies individuals utilize to regulate attentional allocation and emotional experiences influence human performance. Dr. Beatty aims to engage in research that helps advance scientific theory and translate emerging knowledge to applied human performance settings. Dr. Beatty aspires to emulate such scientific-practitioner approaches to the classroom experience to facilitate and optimize student learning outcomes. 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.