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. Brady Tripp

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Tripp is the Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program. His current research focuses on exertional heat illness and concussions in athletes and injuries in overhead-throwing athletes. He specializes in orthopedic assessment, diagnostic imaging, and law and risk management in sports medicine. He serves the National Athletic Training Association on regional and national committees, and he acts as an expert witness in litigation regarding athletic training services. View More

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Dr. James Cauraugh

Professor & Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Cauraugh’s research interests include bilateral movement capabilities during stroke motor recovery. Force production with an impaired hand, an unimpaired hand, and both hands tougher provide information on progress toward motor recovery. Dr. Cauraugh’s lab conducts meta-analyses to determine the overall effect of various treatments across a broad group of studies. View More

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Dr. David Vaillancourt

Professor

Dr. Vaillancourt’s research focuses on how the brain regulates voluntary and involuntary movement with a specific focus on motor disorders. His research program uses advanced neuroimaging techniques to study the functional and structural changes in the brain of humans and animal models that span Parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, and Alzheimer’s disease. View More

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Dr. Brady Tripp

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Tripp is the Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program. His current research focuses on exertional heat illness and concussions in athletes and injuries in overhead-throwing athletes. He specializes in orthopedic assessment, diagnostic imaging, and law and risk management in sports medicine. He serves the National Athletic Training Association on regional and national committees, and he acts as an expert witness in litigation regarding athletic training services. 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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Recent News

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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APK Sponsorship for PHHP's Latest Conference

APK assists in sponsorship for the The University of Florida's The Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health & Dsiease Conference.

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Movement Disorders Training Program Hosts NINDS Leadership

The University of Florida’s Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration Program hosts Leadership from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke of the National Institutes of Health.

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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.