Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

College of Health & Human Performance

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$4.7 million

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Dr. Patricia Tripp

Associate Director, DAT Program; Director, CAATE Professional AT Program; Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Tripp’s current research is concentrated on a quality improvement project with the Interprofessional Education & School of Theatre and Dance. Her specialization focuses on clinical expertise in the lower extremity kinetic chain function as well as administration and policy development. As the Associate Director of the DAT Program, Dr. Tripp’s current interest include professional service and student engagement & success within Athletic Training. View More

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Dr. Benjamin Gordon

Lecturer

Ben Gordon received his doctorate in Applied Physiology in 2014. For two years following his graduation he worked in the fitness industry, and then three as a researcher and instructor. He is now a lecturer in the APK Department. His previous research work focused on a broad variety of exercise science topics including exercise immunology, energy balance, cholesterol, phytochemicals. Dr. Gordon strives to apply his research and fitness industry experience into fun and entertaining lectures. View More

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Dr. Anna Gardner

Lecturer

Dr. Gardner has extensively researched long-term health outcomes of sepsis patients. As a lecturer, she works to enhance students’ understanding of physiology and disease in relation to the impact on one’s overall fitness and physical function. Dr. Gardner’s favorite teaching topics include health assessment, fitness measurement, and disease pathophysiology.View More

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Dr. Patricia Tripp

Associate Director, DAT Program; Director, CAATE Professional AT Program; Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Tripp’s current research is concentrated on a quality improvement project with the Interprofessional Education & School of Theatre and Dance. Her specialization focuses on clinical expertise in the lower extremity kinetic chain function as well as administration and policy development. As the Associate Director of the DAT Program, Dr. Tripp’s current interest include professional service and student engagement & success within Athletic Training. 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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SEATA welcomes Dr. Pattie Tripp to Hall of Fame

In February, Pattie Tripp recognized as one of the very best of the AT profession by Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association. 

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SEATA recognizes Brady Tripp for award

The Education/Administration award is given to those that display a committment to teaching AT skills & functions in leadership. 

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APK Online Master's Program Takes #1

Best Online Category for Exercise Science by Guide to Online Schools

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PhD Student Kathleen Hupfeld Awarded NIH Fellowship from T32

Research in Cortical inhibition in older adults and relation to gait & balance. 

PhD Student Rachel Ho Awarded NIH-TL-1 Fellowship from CTSI

Research in predicting short-term and long-term effects of spinal cord stimulation & implications for clinical practice