Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Research

The UNCG Department of Kinesiology is committed to innovative discovery with implications for the discipline and practitioners through research studies led by our faculty and through the direct involvement of our undergraduate students, graduate students, and community partners.

Research Groups

Our research programs function as Research Groups, with faculty who are diversely trained coming together to address common questions. Information about each Research Group, including the faculty associated with the Group, degrees and concentrations offered through their faculty, and each lab is below:

Introduction: This Research Group integrates knowledge across the fields of Biomechanics, Motor Behavior, Sports Medicine, and Athletic Training. This collaborative environment prepares practitioners, researchers, and educators to reduce injury risk, return to normal function following injury or disease, and improve health and performance of physically active individuals of all ages.

Faculty:Dr. Louisa RaisbeckDr. Christopher RheaDr. Scott RossDr. Randy SchmitzDr. Sandy Shultz

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Kinesiology

Concentrations: Applied Neuromechanics, Motor Behavior

Labs:

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Introduction: This Research Group focuses on advanced study in youth development and provides opportunities to further prepare competent, socially responsible physical activity practitioners for work in a variety of youth serving agencies as well as alternative school-based programs.

Faculty: Dr. Tom Martinek, Dr. Michael Hemphill

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Kinesiology

Concentrations: Community Youth and Sport Development (CYSD)

Lab:

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Introduction: The mission of the UNCG Exercise Physiology Research Group is to promote quality scientific inquiry that encompasses various aspects of performance, health, and well-being, and that can enhance and promote quality of life. Interests of the faculty span from applied functional aspects to subcellular research.

Faculty: Dr. Laurie WidemanDr. Allan GoldfarbDr. William KarperDr. Joseph StarnesDr. Paul Davis, Dr. Anne Brady

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Kinesiology

Concentrations: Exercise Physiology

Labs:

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Introduction: This Research Group focuses on the development and evaluation of innovative physical activity curricula and programs for children, adolescents, and young adults (e.g., physical education curricula in elementary, middle, high schools and colleges).

Faculty: Dr. Cathy Ennis, Dr. Ang Chen, Dr. Michael Hemphill

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Kinesiology

ConcentrationsCurriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical Education

Lab:

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Introduction: This Research Group enhances human development and functioning by acquiring cutting edge knowledge that contributes to the development of the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology. This program integrates theory, research, and practice, and includes the study of cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological, and social factors that influence sport and exercise behaviors, as well as the effects of physical activity on psychological factors.

Faculty: Dr. Jenny EtnierDr. Diane GillDr. Erin Reifsteck

Degrees offered: MS and PhD in Kinesiology

Concentrations: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Labs:

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If you are interested in signing up to participate in a research study, share your contact information with us using the form on this page.

If you are a scholar interested in collaborating in one of our ongoing or upcoming research studies, contact the lead investigator for the following research studies below.

Our department is dedicated to contributing valuable research to the field. For a list of recent publications authored by our faculty and students, visit our News page.