Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: Randy Schmitz

Randy Schmitz

Randy J Schmitz, Ph.D.

256 Coleman Building

About Dr. Schmitz

Dr. Schmitz’s roles include teaching contributions to the undergraduate kinesiology major, the entry-level master’s program in Athletic Training, and the graduate Applied Neuromechanics program. He is the co-director of the Applied Neuromechanics Research Lab where his research is largely centered around risk factors of ACL Injury and resultant early-onset osteoarthritis.

Courses taught

  • KIN 291 Human Anatomy
  • KIN 638 Therapeutic Modalities
  • KIN 640
  • KIN 730 Neural Aspects of Motor Control

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

ACL Injury, Osteoarthritis, Biomechanics, Athletic Training

Selected Publications

Schmitz RJ, Cone JC, Tritsch AJ, Pye ML, Montgomery MM, Henson RA, Shultz SJ. Changes in drop-jump landing biomechanics during prolonged intermittent exercise. Sports Health. 2014 Mar;6(2):128-35. *

Schmitz RJ, Sauret JJ, Shultz SJ. Anterior tibiofemoral intersegmental forces during landing are predicted by passive restraint measures in women. Knee. 2013 Dec;20(6):493-9. Epub 2013 Jun 12*

Schmitz RJ, Cone JC, Copple TJ, Henson RA, Shultz SJ. Lower- extremity biomechanics and maintenance of vertical-jump height during prolonged intermittent exercise. J Sport Rehabil. 2014 Nov;23(4):319-29. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2013-0065. Epub 2013 Dec 4. *

Schmitz RJ, Kulas AS, Perrin DH, Riemann BL, Shultz SJ. Sex differences in lower extremity biomechanics during single leg landings. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). Jul 2007;22(6):681-688*

Schmitz RJ, Ficklin TK, Shimokochi Y, Nguyen AD, Beynnon BD, Perrin DH, Shultz SJ. Varus/valgus and internal/external torsional knee joint stiffness differs between sexes. Am J Sports Med. Jul 2008;36(7):1380-1388*