Mar 25, 2023  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences

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Young, John C.
  (1991), Professor; B.S.Ed., M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Graduate Coordinator

Tandy, Richard D.
  (1989), Associate Professor; B.S., Appalachian State University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Wulf, Gabriele
  (2001), Professor; Diploma, Ph.D., Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln; Ph.D., University of Munich.

Graduate Faculty

Dufek, Janet S.
  (2002), Associate Research Professor, B.S. University of Wisconsin, Superior; M.S. Illinois State University; Ph.D. University of Oregon.
Golding, Lawrence A.
  (1976), Distinguished Professor; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.
Guadagnoli, Mark A.
  (1991), Professor; B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Auburn University.
Holcomb, William R.
  (2001), Associate Professor; B.S. Berry College; M.S. U.S. Sports Academy; Ph.D. Auburn University.
Kruskall, Laura J.
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.A. Mount Saint Mary College; M.S. Columbia University; Ph.D. Pennsylvania State Univesity
Mangus, Brent C.
  (1985), Associate Professor; B.S., Utah State University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ed.D., University of Utah.
Mercer, John
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.S., Buffalo State College of New York; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Rubley, Mack
  (2001), Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Colorado; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Brigham Young University.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement as it relates to human performance. The graduate degrees offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences are designed to prepare students for advanced study in biomedical sciences, clinical positions, and leadership positions in instituting physical fitness programs in public and private organizations. The department is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to professional preparation and scholarship and to creating an environment in which both basic and applied research in the field of kinesiology is stimulated. Comprehensive laboratories have been developed for the study of human performance, injury rehabilitation, and skill acquisition.

Students are afforded the opportunity to work closely with faculty in all areas of academics and research. The faculty are recognized internationally through their scholarship and research and are enthusiastically committed to graduate education.

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences offers programs of study that lead to a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology  or Kinesiology . These degree programs allow students a choice of preparation and opportunities to specialize in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning/motor control and sports medicine. The goal of the graduate program in kinesiology is to provide students with the theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to apply the principles of human movement in a variety of community, research, clinical, or athletic settings, or to pursue advanced study at the doctoral level.



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