Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Our Faculty and Staff: William Adams

Dr. Will Adam's Headshot

William M. Adams, PhD, ATC

MSAT Program Director, Assistant Professor
237-L Coleman Building
(336) 256-1455
wmadams@uncg.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Classes Taught

  • KIN 624 Optimizing Athletic Performance

About Dr. Adams

Dr. Adams’ research interests are focused on investigating various facets of exertional heat stroke, maximizing athletic performance in the heat and preventing sudden death in sport and physical activity. Particularly, his interests lie in identifying strategies to optimize the prevention, treatment and recovery of exertional heat stroke, examining the influence of hydration and thermal stress on exercise recovery, and utilizing wearable technology to quantify performance and recovery. He has been either a lead or co-author on over 30 publications in both peer-reviewed scientific journals and edited textbooks on topics related to exertional heat stroke, maximizing athletic performance in the heat and preventing sudden death in sport and physical activity. Dr. Adams has been a licensed Athletic Trainer since 2010 and has worked clinically in collegiate and secondary school settings. He also has clinical experience with mass medical events such as the Boston Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Vermont City Marathon, Lake Placid Ironman, Beach to Beacon Road Race and Falmouth Road Race, where he has successfully treated more than 40 cases of exertional heat stroke.

Scholarly & Professional Keywords

Exertional Heat Stroke, Hydration Assessment, Fluid Balance and Regulation, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Optimizing Athletic Performance, Thermal Physiology