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Achievements & Research

The School of Kinesiology has a long tradition of academic excellence including grant acquisition, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and patent development. Research in the School of Kinesiology has led to a provision patent on a new method to determine the Respiratory Compensation Point.

Recent Faculty Achievements

New Faculty for Fall 2016, Dr Ben Kern, given Sudman Dissertation Award at University of Illinois. Link to story.

Recent Faculty Publications

Clemons, J. (2014).  Construct Validity of a Modification of the Flexed Arm Hang Test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, [epub ahead of print].

Davis, G.R., Etheredge, C.E., Marcus, L., Bellar, D. (2014). Prolonged sleep deprivation and continuous exercise: effects on melatonin, tympanic temperature, and cognitive function. BioMed Research International, doi: 10.1155/2014/81863. Free PMC Article

Bellar, D., Judge, L.W., Petersen, J., Bellar, A., Bryan, C.L. (2014). Exercise and academic performance among nursing and kinesiology students at US colleges. Journal of Education and Health Promotion, 3:9. doi: 10.4103/2277-9531.127560 Free PMC Article

Recent Funded Research Projects

  • Examination of Wellmune Supplementation
    • Funding source: Biothera Inc.
  • Investigation of the effects of Biocidin on Post-Exercise Immune Function
    • Funding Source: Biobotanical Inc.
  • Evaluation of the effects of Alpha Size on Explosive Ability, Strength and IGF-1 Hormone levels
    • Funding Source: ChemiNutra Inc.
  • Investigation of the effects of CherryFlex on Oxidative Stress and Immunoglobulins Post-Exercise
    • Funding Source: Underwood Orchards
  • Modernization of the Human Performance Lab
    • Funding Source: BORSF Enhancement fund.
    • This project added a Bod Pod Gold standard system, and a CosMed CPET with RMR, electronically braked cycle ergometer and 12 Lead ECG to the human performance lab. This complements the already existing equipment in the laboratory, and expanded the research capabilities to include body composition assessment.