Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Christopher Rhea

Christopher Rhea, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair for Research
237- A Coleman Building
Curriculum Vitae

About Dr. Rhea

Dr. Rhea’s primary research interest is the control of gait and balance. Dr. Rhea’s team has leveraged smartphone technology by creating an Android-based app to identify neurological dysfunction from movement patterns. Dr. Rhea’s research team has also developed novel rehabilitation applications using virtual reality (VR) technology by creating avatars and other virtual environments to assist in the re-development of a patient’s walking ability. Dr. Rhea’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), US Navy, and the Women’s Football Foundation. Check out Dr. Rhea’s recent TEDxGreensboro talk on the use of VR to address human health challenges!

Media highlighting our research

Courses taught

  • KIN 376 – Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 386 – Motor Learning and Development
  • KIN 643 – Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
  • KIN 702 – Research Seminar in Applied Neuromechanics
  • KIN 711 – Human System Variability
  • KIN 715 – Professional Ethics in Health and Human Sciences

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

biomechanics, motor behavior, gait, postural control, virtual reality, smartphone technology