Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Department

Spotlight: KAAP Student Research Awards

Kinesiology and Applied Physiology PhD, graduate and masters students in the news.

Watch our VR Cave Assembled in 1 Minute

A virtual reality cave has arrived at the STAR Health Sciences Complex! Neuroscientist John Jeka, who chairs the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and his research team investigates how the nervous system uses sensory information (vision, inner ear) to estimate body dynamics and guide motor processes...

Med School Head Start

University of Delaware exercise science student Adassa Phillips applied and was accepted into the Thomas Jefferson University’s STEP-UP Program (Summer Training and Enrichment Program from Underrepresented Persons). It focuses on underrepresented students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have...

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We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.

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Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices Design
– Manufacture (3D Printing)
– Personalized Prescription Biomechanics & Human Movement
– Adaptive capacity of human musculoskeletal system
– Interaction between musculoskeletal system and devices during walking

Biomarker identification and therapeutic development for:
– Concussion
– Muscular dystrophy
– Cachexia/muscle atrophy
– Lysosomal storage diseases

Sensory Processing during Standing/Walking
– Concussion
– Vestibular loss
– Cerebral Palsy
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Aging

Control of Brain Blood Flow
– Aging
– Cognitive Impairment & Alzheimer’s Disease
– Lifestyle & Pharmacological Interventions
– Nutrition/Exercise
– Dietary Supplements

KAAP Featured Research

Did you know Ice Hockey has more concussions than other other collegiate sport?

See how Dr. Thomas Buckley’s Athletic Training Lab are studying the role of repetitive head impacts and concussion through an ice hockey season, by monitoring gait and balance, and tracking sub-concussive hits via helmet telemetry sensor devices.