Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Department

Compound’s Role in Delaying Mild Cognitive Disorder & Dementia

If you look up the top ten leading causes of death, old age is the No. 1 risk factor for nearly all of them. University of Delaware Kinesiology & Applied Physiology Assistant Professor Christopher Martens is investigating a novel compound’s role in combating age-related chronic diseases like mild cognitive disorder...

Athletic Training Month – State of Delaware Proclamation

Our Tom Kaminski, alongside members from the Delaware Athletic Trainers Association, represented Athletic Training at a resolution signing by Governor John Carney and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long on March 27th in Dover. The resolution recognizes March as Athletic Training Month in...

Volunteers needed for Research in Cardiovascular Laboratory

Volunteers needed for research in Cardiovascular Laboratory (Subjects will be compensated) CLICK HERE TO BE A VOLUNTEER The Cardiovascular Laboratory at UD is conducting a study looking at the effects of dietary counseling on blood vessel health in people who normally consume high levels of salt. You may be eligible...

Concussions in the News

What Science Tells Us — And Doesn't Tell Us — About Concussions An op-ed piece written by Bradley Bley (Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.); UD College of Health Sciences faculty Thomas Buckley, Airelle Giordano, John Jeka, and Thomas Kaminksi; and Christiana Care Health System's Bradley Sandella and Chaney...

CHS Lecture Series: Healthcare Conversations

STAR Health is bringing health and wellbeing experts to campus for a new series ‘Conversations on Healthcare, Wellbeing and Prevention.’ The series, which runs throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, is open to the general public, University of Delaware employees and students. Speakers and panelists will educate...

Explore KAAP Programs

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

Meet Our New Faculty

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

Biomechanics Analysis Helps Skaters Reach Their Powerful Potential

Dr. Jim Richards and his research team have rigged up an array of 10 cameras that capture data from reflective markers placed on skaters. As they attempt challenging jumps, the cameras capture their precise positions, the speed of their rotations, and their time in the air.

Read the full UDaily article here.