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School of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Faculty Research Areas



Dr. Credeur’s research interest revolves around understanding the impact that physical activity and exercise have on cardiovascular health. To do this, his laboratory uses a variety of noninvasive tools to study whole-body cardiovascular physiology at rest and during exercise, including: Doppler-ultrasound, near-infrared spectroscopy, applanation tonometry, and spirometry. Current studies include an investigation into the physiological changes associated with prolonged uninterrupted/interrupted sitting, and novel therapies to restore cardiovascular health in people with spinal cord injury, such as intermittent pneumatic compression. Dr. Credeur ardently pursues research funding opportunities through organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, and the American Heart Association. His long-term research goals are to not only advance the field of exercise science, but also to develop new knowledge to inform future policy regarding physical activity participation and sedentary behavior prevention for improved cardiovascular health in the community, and nation as a whole.

Dr. Eckenrod's research interest revolves around sport psychology service provision, specifically on perceptions of sport psychology services and how sport psychology practitioners work with athletic department personnel (e.g., interprofessional team members, athletic administrators, and coaches) to best meet student-athlete needs. 

Dr. Gould's research interests include the science and discovery of how sports materials and protective sport equipment interface with human biomechanics to prevent injury.

Dr. Huye’s research interests are in the development and effectiveness of innovative nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Other areas of interest include impact of active learning strategies in higher education instruction.

Dr. Judge's research interests include autism spectrum disorder, motor skill development, video modeling, and eye-tracking technology.

Dr. McCoy’s research interest revolves around the impact physical activity has on the health of children and adolescents, specifically those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Current studies investigate the impact of physical (in)activity on cardiovascular health in young children with ASD and the feasibility of measuring cardiovascular health in this population. Her long-term research goals include the investigation of physical activity interventions in children and adolescents with ASD and the impact on overall health and well-being.

Dr. Oliveira's research interests include the development of biofeedback-based interventions directed at improving human performance.
Dr. Piland's research interest revolves around prevention, diagnosis and management of the brain injury of concussion along with the development, design and evaluation of sport protective equipment to include body padding, bracing and headgear.
Dr. Sha's research interests include the investigation of athletes’ speed and agility performance, kinematic and kinematic analyses of human movement, and central obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Thompson's research interests include coaching education and development with specific emphasis on the impact of the coaching internship and the development of coaching ethics. 

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