Faculty for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Works in public health and health promotion with a focus on capacity building, innovation and evaluation of health care systems.
Researches the effect of exercise on mental health to improve mood and reduce stress.
Teaches courses on sport history and strength and conditioning. Research focuses on physical culture history.
Examines the management of systems for athlete development, including how different sport settings influence performance and participation over the lifespan. Focuses on re-imagining the youth sport experience, with a specific interest in the developmental role that playing in unstructured sports settings like sandlot/pickup sports or sports video games can have on shaping experiences and outcomes.
Seeks to understand how effective physical education and community programs enhance relationships and human capital in adolescents.
Specializes in adapted physical education and working with children with disabilities by providing sensory and motor integration training.
Studies the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in children, adolescents, and emerging adults.
Teaches Karate and Self defense courses. Specializes in the striking arts.
Investigates metabolic and cardiovascular factors that limit exercise performance.
Directs the department's Nutrition & Development program.
Experienced swimming and diving coach and water safety expert who teaches courses related to swimming.
J. Mark Eddy's primary area of expertise is the development, refinement and rigorous testing of culturally informed multimodal preventive and clinical psychosocial interventions to improve physical and mental health outcomes for children and families. This work is done in collaboration with families and professionals from schools and other community-based service systems. Areas of interest include parent-child relationships; intimate partner relationships; family violence; parent management training; couples intervention; youth mentoring; early childhood education and family-based intervention; mothers and fathers involved with the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems and their families; children and families involved with the child welfare system; immigrant families; observational research; social interactional theory; coercion theory; cognitive behavioral therapy; longitudinal growth modeling; survival analysis; the development and refinement of effective communication processes between and among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in order to provide children and families with the most effective preventive and clinical interventions; training and mentoring the next generation of implementation and prevention scientists.
Researches and teaches social dances from the 19th century to the present.
Serves as Director of the Athletic Training Education Program and specializes in sports medicine, training athletes, athletic injuries, strength and conditioning, and sports rehabilitation.
Focuses on managerial mobility and retention, gender equity and personnel management issues in sport law, and effective marketing of participant focused sports.
Uses repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and fMRI to identify mechanisms that support learning and memory in order to develop targeted therapies for patients suffering from memory loss.
Specializes in behavior, sports performance, and decision making in golf; teaches golf and courses need to be certified in physical education.
Investigates neuromuscular control mechanisms during fatigue, training, rehabiltiation and aging with single-motor unit recording, and designs electrical stimulation protocols for individuals with paralysis.
Investigates biomarkers that are predictive of diseases with an underlying inflammatory component.
Studies the biomechanical and neuromuscular control mechanisms of human movement and translates this knowledge into practical solutions that reduce walking-related disability.
Examines the intersection of sport and international political history.
Studies neural control of voluntary and skilled movements, development of brain stimulation interventions to promote motor function after stroke, motor learning, neuroplasticity, and brain oscillations.
Studies biomechanics and changes in motor competencies across a lifetime with an emphasis on posture and locomotor control including populations of autism and cerebral palsy.
Studies school and community-based interventions regarding physical activity, healthy eating, and the prevention of chronic disease.
Interests include racial disparities in vascular function and blood pressure responses during exercise in health and disease, and investigating the potential mechanisms for elevated sympathetic activation in patient populations such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Research focuses on race and sport, leadership, and community building via sport.
Specializes in public health, epidemiology and the study and promotion of physical activity for health.
Studies the limiting factors to exercise capacity in healthy individuals and clinical populations.
Teaches from a holistic health perspective, with a focus on personal health including meditation and other stress reduction/management techniques, and mental health.
Focuses on adolescent and young adult problem behavior development, and tobacco use and cessation.
Teaches yoga classes as both a physical practice and educational experience.
Research interests include biomechanics, falls, exercise, aging, and public health with a focus on wearable technology and human hydration.
Teaches courses in weight training, conditioning, and aerobic activities.
Studies managerial economics in sport relating to the market power of pro sports leagues under three primary branches: industrial organization, labor markets, and public policy and economic development.
Focuses research on reducing sexual health risk among women who experience health disparities.
Studies the historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political dimensions of sport and physical culture.
Examines the relation between marketing influence on adolescent risk behavior such as substance use, nutrition, sleep and energy drink consumption.
Researches the practical applications of biomechanics and dynamic postural control associated with sport-related injuries.
My work primarily investigates how social- and structural-level factors relate to the epidemiology of substance abuse and related harms among Latinos. This research has expanded the focus from individual-level factors that influence health and underscores the importance of social determinants of health that especially affect Latinos (e.g., migration-related factors, acculturation) in shaping substance use behaviors.
Studies the culture of youth sports through elementary and secondary physical education curricula, and teacher education.
Identity, acculturation, cultural stress, crisis migration, adolescent development, family functioning, substance use, mental health, well-being
Studies the biomechanics of human movement with a focus on performance and injury prevention.
Focuses on the development of sport policies and the ways in which professional sport teams can be leveraged to generate economic, social, and tourism benefits for host communities.
Preschool childrens media use, survey design, formative research and program development for low-literacy populations
Recognized health and fitness expert with a background in both exercise science and strategic health communication.
As the Executive Director of the Fitness Institute of Texas, trains students on the techniques of fitness assessment.
Focuses on how individuals successfully adapt to stress and build health resilience.
Autonomic control of circulation during exercise in health and disease, specifically in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Event management professional who developed the X Games for ESPN. Teaches courses in event management and media relations.
Effects of vascular dysfunction due to aging, and the lifestyle habits that can prevent or reverse dysfunction. Role of peripheral vascular dysfunction in the pathogenesis of cognitive and cerebrovascular dysfunction Reduction in physiological functional capacity with advancing age Community-based studies in minority health Masters athletes as a model of successful aging
Red sash (master level) martial arts instructor experienced in styles from all over the world and author of many articles on the relationship between traditional martial arts training and its place in the modern world.
Specializes in the history of strength and conditioning, doping, women and sport, and history of physical culture.
Introduces students to the sport of tennis and studies the history of sport, specifically the evolvement of sports in Eastern Europe since its beginning in ancient Greece and Thrace.
Directs operations at the Fitness Institute of Texas and manages undergraduate internships.